ID 111038
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Amagasaki Canal
Xenostrobus secures
Water quality restoration
Biological Nutrient Removal
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
Amagasaki Canal has been polluted because it is sheltered by artificial vertical structures and is contaminated by waste water from factories. To restore the water quality in the brackish water to meet recreational demands, a new water quality improvement plant was constructed in May of 2012, on the basis of the findings of the Amagasaki Sea Blue Project of Hyogo Prefecture. The new water quality improvement plant comprises a tank for removing suspended solids and an algae channel with algae harvesting for composting by civic collaboration. The suspended solids removing tank reduces organic suspended solids in the pumped surface seawater and converts organic suspended solids to dissolved nutrients using bivalve biology. Algae channels serve to assimilate the dissolved nutrients in the canal’s treated water from either the suspended solids removing tank or the water pumped up from the bottom of the sea, using the primary productivity of green algae and blue-green algae that grow naturally in the channel. In this study, we quantified purification effect of the system by field observation. In the algae channel, the dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) and PO4-P reduction function was estimated by measuring the distribution of dissolved nutrient in channel. The values after reduction by advanced sewage treatment were varied in every season because amount of algae and concentration of nutrient were varied seasonally, especially about more than 65% of the amount of DIN was removed in the channel. Purification rate of the suspended solids removing tank was estimated more than 42% until summer and the rate decreased in winter because lack of food (phytoplankton) for bivalves occurred in the tank.
Journal Title
Bulletin of Institute of Technology and Science
ISSN
21859094
NCID
AA12214889
Volume
60
Start Page
21
End Page
27
Sort Key
21
Published Date
2015
Rights
この論文の著作権は徳島大学ソシオテクノサイエンス研究部にあります。
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eng
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Research Center for Management of Disaster and Environment