volume 39, issue 13, P3055-3061 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2005.05.009
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Tarik C.E. Dessouki, Jeff J. Hudson, Brian R. Neal, Matthew J. Bogard

Abstract: We investigated the usefulness of phytoplankton for the removal of surface water contaminants. Nine large mesocosms (92.2m(3)) were suspended in the flooded DJX uranium pit at Cluff Lake (Saskatchewan, Canada), and filled with highly contaminated mine water. Each mesocosm was fertilized with a different amount of phosphorus throughout the 35 day experiment to stimulate phytoplankton growth, and to create a range in phosphorus load (g) to examine how contaminants may be affected by different nutrient regimes. A…

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