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Main Title A controlled bioassay system for measuring toxicity of heavy metals /
Author Mancy, Khalil Hasny, ; Allen., H. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Allen, Herbert E.
CORP Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Environmental and Industrial Health.;Environmental Research Lab., Duluth, Minn.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/3-77-037; EPA-14-12-591
Stock Number PB-267 973
OCLC Number 03114393
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Heavy metals--Toxicology ; Biological assay
Additional Subjects Copper ; Bioassay ; Metals ; Toxicity ; Water quality ; Experimental design ; Monitors ; Mathematical models ; Measurement ; Toxicology ; Tables(Data) ; Fishes ; Water chemistry ; Chemical analysis ; Mortality ; Bismuth ; Cadmium ; Indium ; Lead(Metal) ; Thallium ; Physicochemical properties ; Heavy metals ; Bioindicators ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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EHBD  EPA-600/3-77-037 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/16/2007
EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-037 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/07/2014
EKCD  EPA-600/3-77-037 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-037 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELDD  EPA-600/3-77-037 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/09/2002
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-037 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-267 973 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 111 pages : illustrations, diagrams, graphs ; 28 cm.
Biological availability of metal micronutrients and metal toxicity are believed to be dependent on metal oxidation state, complexation, and solubility as well as the physicochemical characteristics of the aqueous phase. Basic design criteria for fish bioassays which are capable of elucidating the dependency of toxicity on the type and concentration of various copper species were developed utilizing equilibrium chemical concepts and appropriate analytical techniques. In order to maintain a desired copper species in the bioassay medium, synthetic waters were used under well-defined physical and chemical conditions. These solutions were synthesized in accordance with equilibrium models, which define the distribution of various copper species as a function of the solution physical and chemical characteristics. An experimental system was developed which permitted large volumes of the bioassay waters to be maintained at the desired chemical equilibria for the duration of the experiment.
Prepared by Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, School of Public Health, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., under contract no. 14-12-591. "April 1977." Chiefly tables. Includes appendices. Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-95).