Water quality in Guangzhou Nansha Wetland Park and impacts by simulated acid rain

Li, Jing and Lin, Chuxia and Wu, Yonggui and Lu, Wenzhou (2007) Water quality in Guangzhou Nansha Wetland Park and impacts by simulated acid rain. Journal of Agro-Environment Science, 26 (S2). pp. 390-393. ISSN 1672-2043


Field and laboratory investigations were carried out to evaluate existing water quality in the Guangzhou Nansha Wetland Park. Simulation experiment was also conducted to assess impacts of synthetic acid rain on quality of water samples collected from the study site. The results showed that currently major water quality parameters are in accordance with the permit limits laid out by National Standards. Additional eco-toxicological test results suggested that the water be little either acutely or chronically toxic to the tested organism, Daphnia carinata. However, water samples affected by synthetic acid rain showed strongly acute toxicity to Daphnia carinata when the mixing ratio of synthetic acid rain to wetland water reach a value of density. It suggests that long-term impacts of acid precipitation degrade the water quality in the study site and possibly impede the development of a healthy wetland ecosystem in the Nansha Wetland Park.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Full text only in Chinese.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2011 06:08
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: wetlands; aquatic ecosystem; ecotoxicity; Daphnia carinata; synthetic acid rain
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040608 Surfacewater Hydrology
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090508 Water Quality Engineering
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961103 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
Identification Number or DOI: CNKI:SUN:NHBH.0.2007-S2-008
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18894

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