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Main Title Continuous-Flow Toxicity Bioassay of Oil Refinery Effluents.
Author Dorri, Troy C. ; Irwi, W. H. ; Graha, Richard J. ; Goul, W. R. ;
CORP Author Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Research Foundation.
Year Published 1963
Report Number PHS-RG-6407;
Stock Number PB-228 321
Additional Subjects Fishes ; Petroleum refining ; Oil pollution ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-228 321 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 60p
The routine or short-term bioassay is commonly used for evaluating acute toxicity of industrial wastes to fish. The method does not measure chronic or cumulative toxicity resulting from exposure to comparatively low concentrations over a long period. Knowledge of chronic toxication is necessary in determining the concentration of a pollutant which will be safe for aquatic life. The present study was made to determine the effect of oil refinery effluents on fish when applied for extended periods under conditions of continuous renewal. Results from long-term bioassays were compared with those obtained from routine bioassays. Chemical analyses were made on effluents tested and factors affecting toxicity were considered.