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Title:A Technique for Evaluating Algal Growth Potential in Illinois Surface Waters
Author(s):Wang, Wuncheng; Sullivan, William T.; Evans, Ralph L.
algal growth potential
light absorption
organic particular matter
surface water
water quality
Abstract:Various techniques were used to measure the algal growth potential (AGP) of Illinois surface waters, and correlation analyses showed the filterable organic mass to be the most reliable criterion. The dry weight of organic mass produced by algal growth during a 7-day incubation in natural water substrate was designated as the AGP of the water tested. The biomass produced was usually dependent on the nutrient level in the water. Mean AGPs ranged from 12 to 82 mg/1 for lake and stream sources and from 120 to 135 mg/1 for sewage sources. The procedures developed provide a diagnostic tool for planning and managing Illinois water resources.
Issue Date:1973
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:Report of Investigation (Illinois State Water Survey) RI-072
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright, University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved. This document is a product of the Illinois State Water Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois State Water Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended for research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-05-28

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