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Main Title Survey of the toxicity and chemical composition of used drilling muds
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Duke, Thomas W.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/3-84/071
Stock Number PB84-207661
OCLC Number 48521818
Subjects Drilling muds--Environmental aspects--United States ; Soil chemistry--United States
Additional Subjects Drilling fluids ; Toxicity ; Chemical analysis ; Oil wells ; Water pollution ; Offshore drilling ; Surveys ; Metals ; Clams ; Trace elements ; Environmental impacts ; Organic compounds ; Sea water ; Sediments ; Fertilization ; Estuarines ; Concentration(Composition) ; Laboratory equipment ; Field tests ; Exposure ; Centrifuging ; Benthos ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water pollution effects(Plants) ; Path of pollutants ; Ecosystems ; Cancer
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCD  EPA/600/3-84/071 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 03/07/2008
NTIS  PB84-207661 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 109 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Chemical characterization and toxicity of oil drilling fluids were investigated by the Edgerton Research Laboratory from 1 October 1979 to August 1983 as part of a comprehensive research program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine fate and effects of such fluids in the marine environment. Drilling muds used in the research were supplied by the EPA, the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association (PESA), and the American Petroleum Institute (API). The drilling muds were designated 'May 15,' 'May 29, 'Sept. 4,' 'Exxon,' 'Gilson,' 'Mobile Bay,' 'Jay Field,' and 'PESA.' Investigations during the first year centered on the chemical composition and the acute toxicity of drilling muds, and the effects of drilling muds on the recruitment of benthic organisms. In the second year, studies focused on toxicity testing with planktonic copepods, chemical characterization of the toxicity test phases, bioaccumulation studies, and the effects of muds on larval and adult benthic organisms. Investigations during the third and fourth year examined sublethal effects of drilling fluids on clam larvae, trace metal and organic constituents in both drilling fluids and toxicity test-phases, and the preliminary development of a drilling fluid solid phase toxicity test.
"June 1984." "Prepared for Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL."--Cover. "EPA/600/3-84/071." "PB84-207661." Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-109). CR 806776