Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification in Lake Erken Sediments

  • Torbjörn Tirén
  • Bengt Boström
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 9)

Abstract

The nitrification-denitrification sequence in surface sediments was studied in situ using 15N-technique. The rates of denitrification were independent of whether ammonium or nitrate was added as labelled source. The denitrification subsesuentlto nitrification decreased from July to December from 9 to 1 mg.m−2.d−1 of N2. The balance between the two processes under various conditions is discussed. A comparison with observed changes in the nitrate content of the lake water during the same period is made.

Keywords

Surface Sediment Overlie Water Denitrification Rate Coastal Marine Sediment Nitrate Accumulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torbjörn Tirén
    • 1
  • Bengt Boström
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of LimnologyUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden

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