Volume No. 1 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 377-380 April-June 2007

 

DISTRIBUTION OF PHOSPHORUS IN A EUTROPHIC LAKE IN TROPICAL REGION

 

Vipin Vyas* and Sanjeev Jain

Department of Limnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal (India)

 

Received on : November 14, 2006

 

ABSTRACT

 

Phosphorus is abundant in the sediments but its movement to the overlying water is largely governed by the physico-chemical conditions and under anaerobic state the equilibrium is towards the sediment side.Total Phosphorus in fresh water comprises of soluble reactive phosphate, poly phosphate, soluble and insoluble phosphorus. In recent times, increased use of detergents with long chain poly- phosphate compounds and the use of water bodies as receptacles for waste disposal have resulted in excessive phosphorus loading of aquatic systems, causing Eutrophication. The present paper deals with distribution of phosphorus in Lower lake of Bhopal (India) which is a sewage pulled waterbody.

 

Keywords : Orthophosphate, Total Phosphorus, Eutrophication, Lower lake, Sewage Pollution

 

 

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