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Main Title Use of aquatic oligochaete, Lumbriculus variegatus, for effluent biomonitoring /
Author Horning, E. C. ; Hornig, C. Evan
CORP Author Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Dept. of Biological Sciences.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA/600-D-80-005; EPA-68-03-2619
Stock Number PB82-137621
OCLC Number 882577617
Subjects Water quality bioassay. ; Whole effluent toxicity testing.
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Indicator species ; Worms ; Toxicology ; Detection ; Cooling water ; Annelida ; Sensitivity ; Effluents ; Lumbriculus variegatus ; Bioindicators ; Toxic substances ; Water pollution detection
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-D-80-005 In 600-M Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/05/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-D-80-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/10/2016
NTIS  PB82-137621 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 9 pages : charts ; 28 cm.
The report describes a simple, inexpensive static bioassay technique using the aquatic oligchaete (earthworm), Lumbriculus variegatus (Muller), to screen cooling-water effluents for environmental toxicity. (Biological approaches to the early detection of toxic agents in industrial effluents and receiving waters generally require complex techniques and equipment, and are often impractical for use in self-monitoring programs or large-scale monitoring networks.) The new method requires only the test organism, holding containers, and temperature control. The test organisms are readily available, require little preparation and maintenance, and are sensitive to a variety of toxicants. Study findings demonstrate the organism's sensitivity to the widely used biocide, sodium pentachlorophenate (96-hour LC50 of 0.57 ppm), and to actual industrial wastes. While further refinement and testing will be required, this simple bioassay appears to hold considerable promise for cost-efficient pre-screening of toxic changes in cooling-water effluents.
"EPA/600-D-80-005." "December 1980."