Evaluating the Release of Soluble Components From Sediment1
- Y. Avnimelech,
- M. Yamamoto and
- R. G. Menzel2
The evaluation of soluble components exchange between sediments and the pore or overlying water is essential for the quantitative description of sediment-water systems. Lake and farm pond sediments differing in degree of nutrient enrichment were equilibrated with varying amounts of water. The extraction of soluble components is described as a function of a linear distribution of the soluble components between the solid and liquid phases and through mass-balance considerations. The sizes of potentially available nutrient pools and the distribution coefficients were calculated for NH4+, organic N, and C. Ortho-P release appeared to depend upon solubility consideration and did not follow the above-mentioned model.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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