Keywords

Eutrophication, Florida, Lakes, Sedimentation analysis, Water, Phosphorus content

Abstract

Man-made mixing in shallow lakes will resuspend bottom sediments and increase phosphorus concentration in the water body. The increase in phosphorus content may affect the lake productivity. During the course of this study, a better understanding of the water-sediment-phosphorus relationships of some shallow lakes in Central Florida was attempted. Column studies and batch experiments were used to investigate the effect of mechanical mixing on the release of phosphorus from bottom sediments collected from Lake Claire and Jessup. The particle size distribution and density distribution of the bottom sediments were studied and the release of phosphorus from each fraction was measured. The results indicated that dissolved oxygen, turbidity and phosphorus content in the water column increased by mechanical agitation. The total phosphorus released from smaller size particles seemed to be higher than phosphorus released from larger particles. Also, the least and highest density sediment particles showed the highest release of phosphorus.

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Graduation Date

Fall 1978

Advisor

Yousef, Yousef A.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

vi, 53 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013117

Subjects

Eutrophication -- Florida, Lakes -- Florida, Sedimentation analysis, Water -- Phosphorus content

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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