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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
- Received : 2014.05.03
- Accepted : 2014.07.31
- Published : 2014.09.30
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 (
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