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Main Title Effects of p-Cresol on Photosynthetic and Respiration Rates of a Filamentous Green Alga (Spirogyra).
Author Stout, Jean ; Kilham, Susan S. ;
CORP Author Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Zoology.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-807555; EPA-600/J-83-034;
Stock Number PB83-247478
Additional Subjects Algae ; Coal gasification ; Electric power plants ; Water pollution ; Respiration ; Photosynthesis ; Cresols ; Exposure Phenols ; Toxicity ; Reprints ; Chemical spills ; Spirogyra
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-247478 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 8p
Development of coal gasification plants in the United States for the generation of electrical power (Spencer et al. 1982) may increase the probability of accidental spills of coal-derived phenols and monohydric cresol isomers into streams and rivers. Although Europe has experienced several accidental spills from coal fired electrical plants and phenol producing plants (Alabaster et al. 1973), more information is needed as to biological effects of cresols in aquatic ecosystems. This paper presents data on physiological effects of a phenol derivative, p-cresol, on physiological rates of a major biotic component, Spirogyra sp., in many slow-moving, low gradient streams in the United States.