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Main Title Assessment of mutagenic potential of mixtures of organic substances in renovated water /
Author Neal, M. W. ; Mason, L. ; Schwartz, D. J. ; Saxena, J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Neal, M. W.
CORP Author Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/1-81-016; EPA-R-804813; PB81153843
Stock Number PB81-153843
OCLC Number 12303747
Subjects Mutagenicity Tests ; Water Pollutants--toxicity
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Waste water ; Performance evaluation ; Bioassay ; Mutagens ; Organic compounds ; Concentrates ; Toxicity ; Toxic substances ; Salmonella typhimurium ; Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-81-016 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/09/2021
NTIS  PB81-153843 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 96 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
An investigation was undertaken to evaluate the performance of several advanced wastewater treatment plants having biological, physical chemical, or soils treatment systems for removing or introducing mutagenic substances. Samples were taken before and after treatment and sometimes at intermediate points. Both concentrated and unconcentrated wastewaters were used. Three different concentration methods were utilized and compared. Salmonella typhimurium, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and mammalian cells were used in the test systems. Mutagenic activity was found to pass through most treatment plants and sometimes increased during treatment. Wastewater with no industrial wastes and strictly of domestic origin did not contain mutagenic properties.
"February 1981, issuing date"--Page i. "EPA 600/1-81-016." Final report. Sponsored by Health Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency. Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-92).