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Modelling the Dynamics of a Hypereutrophication Process in Ruguma Ponds in Rumuosi-Akpor, Nigeria

Kamalu, Ikenna C. and Anusi, M. and Kamen, F.L and Okwara, C.A. and Nwakaudu, M.S. and Nwakaudu, A.A and Obijiaku, J.C (2016) Modelling the Dynamics of a Hypereutrophication Process in Ruguma Ponds in Rumuosi-Akpor, Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 3 (5). pp. 210-225. ISSN 2348 – 7968

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In this work, Experimental results were monitored for a period of eight months on certain variables parameter in great Ruguma eutrophication site with Fugro International Laboratory to observe the profiles of the simultaneous variations of these parameters with time. Some parameters show the approach or eminence of hypereutrophication. Cox et al (2009) model for recovering from hypereutrophication was modified to accommodate phosphate concentration variation in the great Ruguma hypereutrophication. Numerical values of constraints, initial and boundary conditions were culled in from the works of Cox et al (2009) in solving the system of ODEs modified.From the analysis made on the results obtained, the Great Ruguma Seasonal Ponds may be said to be recovering from hypereutrophication.The findings of this work can be applied in any trophic study especially when it is entering or recovering from hypereutrophication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modeling, dynamics of hypereutrophication, Great Ruguma Seasonal Ponds, biomass, oxygen, ammonium, phosphate.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 13:09
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 13:09

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