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Main Title Investigations of biodegradability and toxicity of organic compounds /
Author Dojlido, Jan.
CORP Author Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Warsaw (Poland). Dept. of Water Chemistry and Biology.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/2-79-163; EPA-PR-05-532-15
Stock Number PB80-179336
OCLC Number 06287474
Subjects Water--Pollution. ; Organic compounds. ; Biodegradation. ; Toxicology.
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Toxicology ; Organic compounds ; Water pollution ; Activated sludge process ; Industrial waste treatment ; Sewage treatment ; Nitrogen organic compounds ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Methyl ethyl ketone ; Nitrophenols ; Biodegradation ; Water pollution control ; Amine/dimethyl ; Foramide/dimethyl ; Phenol/chloro ; Phenol/trichloro ; Ether/dichloro-diethyl
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-79-163 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/09/2011
EJED  EPA 600/2-79-163 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/22/2002
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-79-163 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ERAD  EPA 600/2-79-163 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/01/2012
NTIS  PB80-179336 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xvi, 100 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The development of elaborate industrial societies has led to proliferation of a vast number of complex chemicals for industrial, agricultural and domestic use. Some portion of these compounds eventually find their way into municipal and industrial wastewater. Unless specifically removed by waste treatment processes, they ultimately appear in receiving waters and water supplies, thus no longer is it sufficient to remove biochemical oxygen demand to protect the oxygen resource of the receiving water but individual organic compounds become a concern. Knowledge of the toxicity and biodegradability of organic compounds will aid in designing wastewater treatment processes and be useful in elaborating the criteria for safe concentrations of organics in wastewaters discharged to surface waters. This report describes the testing of twelve compounds both for biodegradability and toxicity. The compounds tested were: methylethyl ketone, dimethyl amine, dimethyl foramide, p-nitrophenol, o-chlorophenol, trichlorophenol, 2,2'dichlorodiethyl ether and five fluorescent whitening agents used as components of household detergents. The biodegradation tests performed were respirometric measurements, river model and activated sludge model. Additionally, for some compounds supplementary tests were made for evaluation of their volatility, photolysis and adsorption on activated sludge. The toxicity was measured with use of fish Lebistes reticulatus and crustacean Daphnia magna.
"Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Department of Water Chemistry and Biology, Warsaw, Poland." "December 1979." Bibliography: p. 94-99. "Grant no. PR-05-532-15."