Lancaster EPrints

The exchange of phosphorus between riparian wetland sediments, pore water and surface water

Surridge, B. and Heathwaite, A. L.ouise and Baird, A. (2005) The exchange of phosphorus between riparian wetland sediments, pore water and surface water. In: Dynamics and Biogeochemistry of River corridors and Wetlands. IAHS Publications, Wallingford, pp. 37-45. ISBN 1-901502-03-1

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Phosphorus (P) is generally viewed as the main element driving eutrophication risk in freshwaters. In this paper we examine the release of P from riparian wetland sediments to pore water and surface water. The research was conducted at Strumpshaw Fen in the Norfolk Broads region of the UK. We show that substantial quantities of bioavailable P may be released into solution from the sediments at Strumpshaw Fen. This release is physicochemically controlled, and involves the reductive-dissolution of P complexed at the surface of ferric hydroxide. Maximum concentrations of molybdate-reactive P (MRP) in 0.45 m m filtered solutions can reach up to 1 mg l-1 P in surface water, and up to 4.5 mg l-1 P in pore water. Such high concentrations of MRP indicate that riparian wetlands may act as sources of P with the potential to threaten the chemical and ecological quality of receiving water bodies.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information: The exchange of phosphorus between riparian wetland sediments, pore water and surface water
Uncontrolled Keywords: eutrophication ; iron ; Norfolk Broads, UK ; phosphorus ; Riparian wetlands
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 49740
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 19 Sep 2011 09:02
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 22:58
Identification Number:
URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49740

Actions (login required)

View Item