JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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[E] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences ) » A-HW Hydrology & Water Environment

[A-HW30] Hydrology & Water Environment

convener:Ayumi Kotani(Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University), Takeshi Hayashi(Faculty of Education and Human Studies, Akita University), Keisuke Fukushi(Institute of Nature & Environmental Technology, Kanazawa University), Masahiro Tanoue(School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)


*Ariunsanaa BATERDENE1, Seiya NAGAO2, Keisuke Fukushi2, Kohei Sakaguchi1, Tetsuya Matsunaka2 (1.Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology Kanazawa University, 2.Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology, Kanazawa University)

Keywords:trace elements, redox transformation, surface water quality

This study addresses the changes in dissolved trace element concentrations of the Lake Kiba-gata, which is located at Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan and is a small, shallow and semi-closed environment. The water chemistry of trace elements is an important issue since it is a micronutrient for the growth of a phytoplankton and involves many environmental problems in water quality.

Surface water samples were taken from 6 points that evenly scattered across the lake territory and one inflow river during April 2017-January 2020 in monthly intervals for understanding spatio-temporal distribution of the main and trace elements. The water samples were vertically collected at KBG3, central part of the lake, with 0.5 m depth interval from surface to 2.0 m depth.

The seasonal variation of trace elements as Fe and Mn are observed significantly in horizontal and vertical distribution. The higher concentration of Fe and Mn in surface water was detected in the station near the river mouth in December to February and the lower concentration was observed in summer season. The dissolved iron concentration decreased with increasing depth in winter season at the central part of the lake but shows increasing trend with water depth. There is positive linear correlations between concentration of trace elements (Fe and Mn) and NH4+ and a negative correlation with lake water pH. The results indicate that the redox condition maybe related to the spatial and temporal variation of Fe and Mn in Lake Kiba-gata.

This research was supported by Functional materials based on Mongolian natural minerals for environmental engineering, cementitious and flotation processes (No. J11A15) sub-project under the Mongolian – Japanese Engineering Education Development Project.