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Volume 44, Issue 4


The use of biopreparations in lake restoration − experimental research

Julita A. Dunalska
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  • Department of Water Protection Engineering,University of Warmia and Mazury, ul. Prawocheńskiego 1, 10-720 Olsztyn,Poland
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Published Online: 2015-12-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ohs-2015-0047


The experiment was established in a set of containers. Every container held a 10 cm thick layer of profundal sediments and water from a badly polluted lake. The following five preparations were tested (brand names): AQUAKALGON+, BIOGEN REMEDIANT, BIODENN K, ECOTABS 1(TABLETS), ECOTABS 2(POWDER). The biological preparations were applied twice: phase I lasted 56 days and phase II was continued for 21 days. The research results demonstrated that considerably higher values, compared to the control, were initially (day 3) obtained for TOC after the application of ECOTABS 1, for total nitrogen − after BIODENN K and ECOTABS 1, and for total phosphorus − after BIODENN K, ECOTABS 1 and BIOGEN REMEDIANT. Multiplying bacteria might have been an additional source of organic matter in water, which was subsequently deposited in the bottom sediments as implicated by a higher percentage (by 1 to 7% of d.w.) of organic matter in the sediments at the termination of the experiment. Our preliminary experiment did not provide any justification for using the tested preparations in lake restoration efforts. Subsequent studies should focus on the question whether mineral phosphorus released to the lake water or a drastic change in the environmental conditions would not lead towards the dominance of invasive and highly toxic cyanobacteria.

Keywords: biopreparations; lake restoration; bottom sediments


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Received: 2015-06-18

Accepted: 2015-08-03

Published Online: 2015-12-09

Published in Print: 2015-12-01

Citation Information: Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, Volume 44, Issue 4, Pages 500–507, ISSN (Online) 1897-3191, ISSN (Print) 1730-413X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ohs-2015-0047.

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