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Nutrient load of the sakumo lagoon at the sakumo ramsar site in Tema, Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Nartey, V.K
dc.contributor.author Edor, K.A.
dc.contributor.author Doamekpor, L.K.
dc.contributor.author Bobobee, L.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-02T08:57:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-02T08:57:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/446
dc.description Published at West African Journal of Applied Ecology en_US
dc.description.abstract Water samples were collected from three sections (South, Centre and North) of the Sakumo lagoon for a period of 6 months and analyzed for NO2-N, PO4-P3, NO3-N and NH4-N, and the results were compared with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-Ghana permissible guideline values for effluents discharged into water bodies and values from similar studies on the lagoon in 1995 and 2003. Observations showed that, of all the nutrients studied, phosphates were the highest in the Sakumo lagoon. The decreasing order of nutrient concentrations in the lagoon were PO4-P > NH3-N > NO3-N > NO2-N. The nutrient levels in the lagoon have also shown significant increase over the years. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Nutrient load of the sakumo lagoon at the sakumo ramsar site in Tema, Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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