PhD project analyses Phosphorous dynamics in Vombsjön
The lake Vomb serves as the primary drinking water source for approximately 25% of the population of Scania and distributes water to the larger city Malmö.
The lake is very nutrient rich and yearly converts a large mass of phosphorous which shows itself in the lake’s phytoplankton community with a high biomass during late summer and autumn often with a large portion of cyanobacteria. Anna Söderman, new industrial doctoral student at Sweden Water Research and Sydvatten will work with:
- Analyse the quantity and distribution of phosphorous in the lake and its catchment area as well as additional factors affecting these
- Develop a dynamical model of the phosphorous dynamics in the lake
- Analyse different measures towards reducing the phosphorous concentration and quantifying the effectiveness using the developed model
- Analyse and evaluate the current environmental monitoring in relation to phosphorous loading