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Table 3 N and P contents in labile and recalcitrant forms of POM and DOM of river water measured after 20 days incubation, and the comparison with other model coefficients

From: C:N:P stoichiometry of particulate and dissolved organic matter in river waters and changes during decomposition

  N (%) P (%) Reference
POM (0 day) 23 0.97 This study (median values, n = 197)
LPOM 30 0.88
RPOM (POM after 20 days) 16 1.11
DOM (0 day) 15 0.16
LDOM 18 0.33
RDOM (DOM after 20 days) 12 0.12
Algae and organic matter in CE-QUAL-W2 model 8 0.5 (Cole and Wells 2017)
Phytoplankton constituent coefficient 6–9 1.0 (USEPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) 1985)