Journal article

Combined gel probes for the in situ determination of dissolved reactive phosphorus in porewaters and characterization of sediment reactivity

Phil Monbet, Ian D McKelvie, Paul J Worsfold

Environmental Science and Technology | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2008

Abstract

Diffusive equilibrium in thin films (DET) and diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) were applied in situ to obtain high spatial resolution dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) sediment porewater profiles in two lagoons of the Gippsland Lakes (SE Australia) during summer. Although the DRP depth profiles were different in each lake, highlighting the sensitivity of DRP to the redox state of the sediment spatial DRP variations obtained from DET and DGT showed striking similarities with depth in each lake. Comparison of DRP concentrations obtained from DGT and DET allows an assessment of the reactivity of the sediment. A dynamic numerical model of DGT-induced flux in sediments (DIFS) quantified ..

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