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The terrestrial-marine interface: modelling nitrogen transformations during its transfer through the Scheldt River system and its estuarine zone
Billen, G.; Lancelot, C.; Debecker, E.; Servais, P. (1986). The terrestrial-marine interface: modelling nitrogen transformations during its transfer through the Scheldt River system and its estuarine zone, in: Nihoul, J.C.J. (Ed.) Marine interfaces ecohydrodynamics: proceedings of the 17th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Hydrodynamics. Elsevier Oceanography Series, 42: pp. 429-452. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0422-9894(08)71058-4
In: Nihoul, J.C.J. (Ed.) (1986). Marine interfaces ecohydrodynamics: proceedings of the 17th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Hydrodynamics. Elsevier Oceanography Series, 42. Elsevier Science Publishers: Amsterdam. ISBN 0-444-42626-4. XIV, 670 pp., more
In: Elsevier Oceanography Series. Elsevier: Oxford; New york; Amsterdam. ISSN 0422-9894, more

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Document type: Conference paper

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  • Billen, G., more
  • Lancelot, C., more
  • Debecker, E.
  • Servais, P., more

Abstract
    A budget of nitrogen transformations during its transfer through the river system and the estuary of the Scheldt shows that as much as 70% of total N discharged into the river system is eliminated before reaching the sea. Denitrification and, indirectly, primary production appear as significant processes in this elimination. The factors controlling the intensity of these processes, both in the river system and in the estuary, are identified. This allows mathematical modeling of these processes and prediction of the impact of large-scale wastewater purification policies on the input of nitrogen into the Belgian coastal zone.

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