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Main Title Assessment of the effects of chlorinated seawater from power plants on aquatic organisms /
Author Sung, R. ; Strehler, D. ; Thorne, C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Strehler, D.,
Thorne, C.,
CORP Author TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-221; EPA-68-02-2613
Stock Number PB-289 943
OCLC Number 05349767
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Marine pollution--Physiological effect ; Chlorine--Physiological effect ; Aquatic animals--Effect of water pollution on ; Chlorination--Physiological effect
Additional Subjects Chlorine organic compounds ; Cooling water ; Toxicity ; Aquatic animals ; Aquatic plants ; Water pollution ; Electric power plants ; Oxidizers ; Bromoform ; Volumetric analysis ; Chlorine ; Residues ; Dissolved organic matter ; Sea water ; Organic compounds ; Chemical reactions ; Water chemistry ; Algae ; Invertebrates ; Plankton ; Fishes ; Mortality ; Reviews ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water pollution effects(Plants)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA-600/7-78-221 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-221 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/12/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-778-221 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/7-78-221 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-221 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-289 943 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 66 leaves in various foliations : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives a detailed review of past and present research efforts on the effects of chlorinated seawater from power plants on aquatic organisms. It includes: (1) A characterization of chemical species contained in power plant seawater discharges; (2) a review of the amperometric titration method for residual chlorine determinations in seawater; and (3) an analysis of the toxicity of compounds formed by chlorination of seawater. The review concluded that (1) the toxicity of chlorinated seawater effluent is due primarily to various oxidant residuals produced by chlorination, rather than to residual chlorine itself; (2) the amperometric titration method is adequate to determine safe oxidant levels when identification of specific compounds is not required; (3) bromoform is a principal contributor to toxicity in power plant discharges (because of volatility and degradability, bromoform is not expected to be as toxic as chloroform); and (4) other compounds suspected of causing toxicity have not been clearly identified.
Contract no. 68-02-2613, task no. 13, program element no EHE624A. November 1978. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 61-66).