1 Ing. Alica Bartošová, PhD., RNDr. Maroš Sirotiak, PhD., Ing. Jozef Fiala, PhD. Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Institute of Safety, Environment and Quality, Paulínska 16, 917 24 Trnava, Slovak Republic
The paper discussed the issue of eutrophication. The most conspicuous effect of eutrophication is the creation of dense blooms of noxious, foul-smelling phytoplankton that reduce water clarity and harm water quality. Nutrient concentration, temperature and pH of the water largely influence the growth rate and composition of duckweed in general, but it can be said that the temperature and solar irradiation are the most important factors. In order to compare the rate of biomass increase of duckweed biomass in natural conditions and in a laboratory grown sample was analysed by spectrophotometric methods in UV/VIS region (Spectrophotometer GENESYSTM) for the selected nutrients such as ammonium, ammonium nitrogen, nitrite, nitrate, and phosphate.
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