ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Effects of a Combined Biological Restoration Technology on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal from Eutrophic Water
Long Wang 1, 2  
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Jian Sun 1, 2  
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Wenping Zheng 1, 2  
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Tao Huang 1, 2  
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Yi Zhang 1  
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Zhenbin Wu 1  
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Feng He 1  
 
 
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State Key Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology and Biotechnology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China
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University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
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Feng He   

State Key Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology and Biotechnology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 7 Donghu South Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei Province, 430072 Wuhan, China
Online publish date: 2018-04-27
Publish date: 2018-05-30
Submission date: 2017-08-02
Final revision date: 2017-09-21
Acceptance date: 2017-09-21
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2018;27(5):2293–2301
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For this study we applied a biological restoration technology combined with introducing filterfeeding bivalves (Hyriopsis cumingii), stocking planktivorous fish (silver carp), and replanting submerged macrophytes (Ceratophyllum demersum L.) in order to treat eutrophic water. The effects of this combined biological restoration measure on remedying eutrophic water were investigated, and the main mechanisms of this combined measure for nutrient transportation and transformation were revealed. The results showed this combined biological restoration measure effectively reduced nutrient nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) loads in the water. The assimilation and absorption of submerged macrophytes and the nutrient transformation from water to the sediments were the main mechanisms for water N and P removal. In conclusion, the combination of different biological restoration measures may be a potential choice for water managers in eutrophic water restoration.
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