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Main Title Sorption and Toxicity of Azo and Triphenylmethane Dyes to Aquatic Microbial Populations.
Author Michaels, G. B. ; Lewis, D. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Gainesville Junior Coll., GA.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/030;
Stock Number PB85-198091
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Toxicity ; Sorption ; Fresh water biology ; Aquatic microbiology ; Dyes ; Azo dyes ; Risk ; Textile industry ; Food industry ; Industrial wastes ; Cation exchanging ; Metabolism ; Water pollution ; Food chain ; Environmental impacts ; Field tests ; Assessments ; Bacteria ; Algae ; Experimental design ; Reprints ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Methane/triphenyl ; Cosmetics ; Methyl violet ; Gentian violet ; Malachite green ; Cyclohexadienylidene-xylidine/((amino-tolyl)-(imino-methyl))
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NTIS  PB85-198091 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
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Toxicity and sorption of five azo and triphenylmethane dyes to freshwater microbiota were determined to assessment, in part, the risks that these dyes may pose to the aquatic environment. The toxicities of Basic Violet 1, Basic Violet 2, Basic Violet 3, Basic Green 4 and Tropaeolin 0 were established by determining the percent survival of microbiota when dyes were incorporated into plating media. Basic Violet 3 was the most toxic, with a mean survival rate of 20.7 + or - 6.5% at a dye concentration of 5.0 mg/l. Tropaeolin 0 was the least toxic, with a survival rate of 92.0 + or - 9.5%. Survival increased with decreasing dye concentration. Sorption of the dyes to viable cells required from 8 to 24 h to reach equilibrium. Partition coefficients were higher for viable cells than for heat-killed cells, suggesting that a metabolic process may be involved in sorption of these dyes or that autoclaving the cells reduces the organisms' cation exchange capacities.