Journal article

A novel substance flow analysis model for analysing multi-year phosphorus flow at the regional scale

RB Chowdhury, GA Moore, AJ Weatherley, M Arora

The Science of The Total Environment | Elsevier | Published : 2016


Achieving sustainable management of phosphorus (P) is crucial for both global food security and global environmental protection. In order to formulate informed policy measures to overcome existing barriers of achieving sustainable P management, there is need for a sound understanding of the nature and magnitude of P flow through various systems at different geographical and temporal scales. So far, there is a limited understanding on the nature and magnitude of P flow over multiple years at the regional scale. In this study, we have developed a novel substance flow analysis (SFA) model in the MATLAB/Simulink® software platform that can be effectively utilized to analyse the nature and magnit..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support received from the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE), Australia through its Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships scheme. Besides, we acknowledge the financial support of the Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia. We are also thankful to Dr. Sajeeb Saha, Research Fellow, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne for his guidance in using MATLAB/Simulink (R) software.