Characterization of aquatic organic carbon flux and observation and simulation of natural organic matter interaction with Fe

  • Wei Li

Student thesis: Phd


The distribution of contaminants and nutrients in most natural waters is largely controlled by sorption and consequently the ratio of volume to surface area is a critical control on them. The main components of surface area are typically clay minerals, insoluble metal oxides (e.g. Fe, the most near to ubiquity) and natural organic matter (NOM). Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the distribution and character of NOM and Fe based on study site Crowden Great Brook to predicting contaminant and nutrient fluxes within and from the aquatic environment. This study quantified the OC flux, as the dominant component of NOM flux and significant contributor to global climate change, and characterized its comprising at high size resolution (1-0.2µm, 0.2µm-1.42nm, and
Date of Award31 Dec 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorStephen Boult (Supervisor)

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