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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to introduce a virtual special issue that reviews the development of analytical approaches to the determination of phosphorus species in natural waters. The focus is on sampling and sample treatment, analytical methods and quality assurance of the data. The export of phosphorus from anthropogenic activities (from diffuse and point sources) can result in increased primary production and eutrophication, and potentially the seasonal development of toxic algal blooms, which can significantly impact on water quality. Therefore the quantification of phosphorus species in natural waters provides important baseline data for studying aquatic phosphorus biogeochemistry, assessing ecosystem health and monitoring compliance with legislation.

DOI

10.1016/j.aca.2016.02.047

Publication Date

2016-02-27

Publication Title

Anal Chim Acta

Volume

918

First Page

8

Last Page

20

Embargo Period

2017-03-05

Organisational Unit

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Keywords

Analytical methods, Natural waters, Phosphorus, Sample treatment, Sampling, Water quality

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