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Main Title Testing of Toxicology and Emissions Sampling Methodology for Ocean Incineration of Hazardous Wastes.
Author Boehm, P. ; Cooke, M. ; Carr, S. ; Piispanen, W. ; Werme, C. ;
CORP Author Battelle Ocean Sciences, Duxbury, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-01-6986; EPA/600/7-88/010;
Stock Number PB88-219472
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Hazardous materials ; Incineration ; Marine biology ; Exposure ; Emission ; Toxicology ; Sampling ; Sea urchins ; Tables(Data) ; Toxicity ; Graphs(Charts) ; Bioassay ; Plumes ; Hazardous wastes ; Stationary sources ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution effects(Animals) ; At sea incineration
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-219472 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/29/1988
Collation 366p
The report addresses the development and testing of a system to expose marine organisms to hazardous waste emissions in order to assess the potential toxicity of incinerator plumes at sea as they contact the marine environment through air-sea exchange and initial mixing. A sampling train was designed and tested at EPA's land-based hazardous waste incinerator, using transformer oil as a waste feed. The incinerator was operated under conditions which would be appropriate for at-sea incinerators. The sampling train (Marine Incineration Biological Assessment Sampler--MIBAS) provides a sea water sample containing a plume emission for the marine organisms testing. Five toxicity-test protocols were refined and/or developed for use in the program: (1) a sea urchin fertilization test; (2) a chronic test using macroalgae Champia parvula; (3) a 7-day chronic test using growth and reproduction of the crustacean Mysidopsis bahia; (4) a 7-day growth and survival test with the fish Menidia beryllina; and (5) a 7-day life cycle test using the archiannelid worm Dinophilus gyrocilatus. The results of applying these tests during a hazardous waste burn are given.