Significance of Denitrification on the Strategy for Preserving Lakes and Coastal Areas Against Eutrophication

  • Jens M. Andersen
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 9)


Eutrophication of lakes and coastal areas is caused by increased loading with nutrients.


Nitrate Concentration Lake Sediment Overlie Water Denitrification Rate Nitrogen Loading 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens M. Andersen
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  1. 1.Arhus amstkommuneVandvaesenetHojbjergDenmark

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