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Title: Potential of algae turf scrubbers (ATS™) for elimination of phosphorus from swimming ponds
Authors : Graber, Andreas
Leiblein, Thomas
Refardt, Dominik
Junge, Ranka
Proceedings: Wetland Systems Ecology, Functioning and Management
Pages : 29
Pages to: 30
Conference details: 8th Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) European Chapter International Conference: "Wetland Systems: Ecology, Functioning and Management", Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and Environment – DAFNAE of the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, 1–4 September 2013
Editors of the parent work: Borin, Maurizio
Malagoli, Mario
Salvato, Michela
Tanis, Benek
Publisher / Ed. Institution : P.A.N.
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Padova
Issue Date: 2013
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Phosphorous; Swimming pond; ATS; Concentration
Subject (DDC) : 577: Ecology
Abstract: Algal Turf Scrubbers (ATS) are water treatment devices that use light and nutrients in the (waste)water to grow periphyton community; undesirable chemicals are removed by physical, chemical and biological processes. So far, most ATS systems were operated in water bodies with relatively high nutrient concentrations. Little is known about the performance of ATS under low concentration of phosphorous (P), yet there are potential applications where such conditions are met. The paper presents a series of experiments that focus on the implementation of small-scale ATS systems to eliminate P from natural swimming ponds (SP). SPs are typically subject to fluctuating P concentrations and require the maintenance of very low levels of P (< 10 μg L-1) in order to prevent undesirable algal growth. ATS systems proved to be capable of maintaining such low levels, both in laboratory and field conditions.
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-1612
ISBN: 978-88-902948-4-6
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