Tag: eutrophication

How Chemical Fertilizers Cause Water Pollution?

Chemical Fertilizers Cause Water Pollution: If nitrogenous fertilizers and phosphatic fertilizers are used in proper amounts, they promote the growth of plants and increase crop yield. The excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers and phosphatic fertilizers, however, pollutes water. This can be explained as follows. When we use excessive fertilizer, then the excess nitrate and phosphate

Eutrophication: Process & Control Measures

The process of nutrient enrichment of water and consequent loss of species diversity is called eutrophication. Water polluted with inorganic fertilizers containing nitrates and phosphates or containing organic wastes causes eutrophication in water bodies. The Decomposition of organic wastes also increases nutrients in the water and causes eutrophication. During eutrophication, there is a luxuriant growth