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Title:Using Copper Sulfate to Control Algae in Water Supply Impoundments
Author(s):Illinois State Water Survey
Subject(s):copper sulfate
Abstract:Algae — microscopic, free-floating plants — play an important role in aquatic ecosystems and have a direct effect on the health of these systems. Through their photosynthetic processes, algae use carbon dioxide, converting it to organic matter and oxygen (figure 1). Algae are important sources of dissolved oxygen in a water impoundment and constitute the basic building blocks of the aquatic food chain. They cause water quality problems only when they proliferate so much that they upset the ecological balance.
Issue Date:1989
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-111
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-05

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