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Distribution of Inorganic Phosphorus Fractions in Sediments of the South Han River over a Rainy Season
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  • Journal title : Environmental Engineering Research
  • Volume 19, Issue 3,  2014, pp.229-240
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Environmental Engineering
  • DOI : 10.4491/eer.2014.026
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Distribution of Inorganic Phosphorus Fractions in Sediments of the South Han River over a Rainy Season
Vo, Nguyen Xuan Que; Ji, Yoonhwan; Doan, Tuan Van; Kang, Hojeong;
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Rain events are extremely important for phosphorus (P) dynamics in rivers since large portions of annual river P loads can be transported in particulate forms during only a few major events. Despite their importance, a precise estimation of P contribution in river sediments after rainy seasons has rarely been reported. This study estimated the longitudinal variation in the concentrations of different inorganic P fractions in bed sediments of the South Han River over a rainy season, through using the sequential extraction method. Non-apatite P was the dominant form, representing more than 60% of total inorganic P (TIP) content in sediments. Although no significant variation of TIP contents was observed, the proportion of bioavailable P in TIP pools decreased after the rainy season. The concentrations of individual inorganic P fractions (, , NaOH-P, and ) were significantly different across sites and after the rainy season (p < 0.05, two-way ANOVA). and NaOH-P concentrations in sediments increased in a downstream direction. After the rainy season, concentrations in sediments decreased whereas and concentrations increased. The redistribution of individual P fractions in sediments observed after rainy seasons were possibly due to the changing contribution of various sources of runoff and the variation in flow related particle size. Current estimation of P in bed sediments of the South Han River suggests a lower potential of internal P loading from sediments after the rainy season.
Bed sediment;Bioavailable P;Eutrophication;Fractionation;Inorganic P;River;
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