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Main Title Methods for measuring the acute toxicity of effluents to aquatic organisms /
Author Peltier, William H.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA. Surveillance and Analysis Div.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/4-78/012-REV
Stock Number PB-289 605
Subjects Aquatic biology--Technique. ; Water quality bioassay. ; Water--Pollution--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Effluents ; Aquatic animals ; Fishes ; Invertebrates ; Water pollution ; Methodology ; Measurement ; Guidelines ; Industrial wastes ; Facilities ; Sewage ; Bioassay ; Fresh water biology ; Tables(Data) ; Sampling ; Procedures ; Tests ; Lethal dosage ; Equipment ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-289 605 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 52 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report describes methods for the measurement of the acute toxicity of effluents to macroinvertebrates and fish. The methods include a preliminary short-term (8-24 hr), range-finding (screening) test and a long-term (96 hr) flow-through, or alternate static, definitive test for use in determining the LC50 or EC50 of the waste. The report includes guidelines for effluent sampling and holding, facilities and equipment, dilution water, test species selection and handling, and data interpretation.
Supplement to "Biological field and laboratory methods for measuring the quality of surface waters and effluent." Includes bibliographical references (pages 26-28). Microfiche.