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dc.contributor.authorBurns, Bruce Bennetten_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:50:01Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:50:01Z
dc.date.issued1974-03-15en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11172012-040408en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45826
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this investigation was to study the sediment in the upper reaches of Claytor Lake. The lake is a manmade impoundment on the New River near Radford, Virginia. Eleven core samples, varying in length from 66 cm. to 141 cm, were taken from the lake. The concentration of various water quality parameters were determined for segments of the entire length of each core. An in vitro assay was performed in the laboratory to determine the productivity potential of the nutrients contained in the sediments. Results of this investigation showed that sufficient nutrients are contained in the sediments to sustain algae growth. These nutrients, when released under controlled conditions, were found to sustain abundant growth of three algal genera: S. capricornutum, A. flos-aguae, and M. aeruginosa. Several nutrients were found to exhibit trends with sediment depth and also to correlate with each other. Particle size distributions were also determined on several of the sediment samples. Several nutrients were found to correlate with particle size of the sediment.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1974.B87.pdfen_US
dc.subjectLake sedimentsen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1974.B87en_US
dc.titleA study of nutrient distributions and productivity potential in lake sediments.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSanitary Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSanitary Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJennelle, Ernest M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKing, Paul H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWiggert, James M.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11172012-040408/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-11-17en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-11-17
dc.date.adate2012-11-17en_US


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