Nutrient removal efficiency of a pollution control reservoir

Lajos Vorös, M. Présing, Katalin V.-Balogh, Imre Oldal

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Abstract

Marcali reservoir with a surface area of 4 km2 and average depth of 2 m was built on the catchment area of Lake Balaton to reduce the mineral nutrient (phosphorus) load of the lake. The reservoir was heavily stocked with planktivorous fishes (80% silver carp, 15% bighead carp, 5% common carp). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the pollution control function of Marcali reservoir. The average removal efficiency of total phosphorus was 56%. Only a small part (4%-14%) of the retained phosphorus was incorporated into fish biomass. More than 80% of the retained phosphorus accumulated in the sediment. The size selective filtration of silver carp completely eliminated the filamentous N-fixing cyanobacteria in the reservoir water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-672
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Review of Hydrobiology
Volume83
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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pollution control
phosphorus
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
nutrients
silver
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
lakes
water reservoirs
lake
fish
Cyprinus carpio
Cyanobacteria
cyanobacterium
surface area
minerals
sediments
nutrient removal
nutrient
biomass
mineral

Keywords

  • Biomanipulation
  • Eutrophication
  • Nutrient removal
  • Pollution control reservoir
  • Silver carp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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Vorös, L., Présing, M., V.-Balogh, K., & Oldal, I. (1998). Nutrient removal efficiency of a pollution control reservoir. International Review of Hydrobiology, 83(SPEC. ISS.), 665-672.

Nutrient removal efficiency of a pollution control reservoir. / Vorös, Lajos; Présing, M.; V.-Balogh, Katalin; Oldal, Imre.

In: International Review of Hydrobiology, Vol. 83, No. SPEC. ISS., 1998, p. 665-672.

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Vorös, L, Présing, M, V.-Balogh, K & Oldal, I 1998, 'Nutrient removal efficiency of a pollution control reservoir', International Review of Hydrobiology, vol. 83, no. SPEC. ISS., pp. 665-672.
Vorös, Lajos ; Présing, M. ; V.-Balogh, Katalin ; Oldal, Imre. / Nutrient removal efficiency of a pollution control reservoir. In: International Review of Hydrobiology. 1998 ; Vol. 83, No. SPEC. ISS. pp. 665-672.
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