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Main Title Suspended and dissolved solids effects on freshwater biota : a review /
Author Sorenson, Darwin L., ; McCarthy, Margaret M. ; Middlebrooks, E. Joe ; Porcella., Donald B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
McCarthy, Margaret Mary,
Middlebrooks, E. Joe,
Porcella, D. B.,
Sorensen, Darwin L.
CORP Author Utah State Univ., Logan.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., Oreg.
Publisher Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/3-77-042; APA 1813
Stock Number PB-269 180
OCLC Number 03144771
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Sedimentation and deposition--Research--United States ; Suspended sediments--United States ; Salts, Soluble ; Biotic communities--United States ; Sediment, Suspended--United States
Additional Subjects Suspended sediments ; Inorganic salts ; Fresh water biology ; Water pollution ; Reviews ; Turbidity ; Water quality ; Standards ; Residues ; Salinity ; Metals ; Toxicity ; Aquatic plants ; Invertebrates ; Photosynthesis ; Fishes ; Concentration(Composition) ; Livestock ; Irrigation ; Water supply ; Research needs ; Suspended solids ; Dissolved solids
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EKCD  EPA-600-3-77-042 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-042 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-3-77-042 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/09/2019
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-042 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/28/2001
NTIS  PB-269 180 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 65 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
It is widely recognized that suspended and dissolved solids in lakes, rivers, streams, and reservoirs affect water quality. In this report the research needs appropriate to setting freshwater quality criteria or standards for suspended solids (not including bedload) and dissolved solids are defined by determining the state of our knowledge from a critical review of the recent literature in this field. The major research need was defined as the development and/or application of concepts of community response to suspended and dissolved solids concentrations and loads. These concepts need to be applied especially to the photosynthetic, the microfauna, and macrofauna levels. Fish studies are of lower priority since more and better research has been reported for these organisms. In addition, the role of suspended solids in transporting toxic substances (organics, heavy metals), aesthetic evaluation of suspended solids in aquatic ecosystems, and dissolved solids in drinking water, and economic aspects of dissolved solids in municipal-industrial water were defined as research needs.
Prepared by Utah State University Foundation and the Utah Water Research Laboratory, College of Engineering, Utah State University, Logan under contract Contract Number: CC6991630-J "April 1977." Chiefly tables. Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-64).