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Main Title Fate and biological effects of cadmium introduced into channel microcosms /
Author Giesy, John P. ; Kania, Henry J. ; Bowling, John W. ; Knight, Robert L. ; Mashburn., Susan ; Giesy, Jr., John P.
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Author Title of a Work
Giesy, John P.
CORP Author Environmental Research Laboratory (Athens, Ga.)
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 600-3-79-039
Stock Number PB-295 684
OCLC Number 05089786
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Cadmium--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Cadmium--Environmental aspects ; Cadmium--Physiological effect ; Water--Pollution--Measurement ; Metals ; Toxicology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Exposure ; Water pollution ; Growth inhibitors ; Fishes ; Invertebrates ; Sediments ; Water chemistry ; Leaves(Botany) ; Decomposition ; Toxicity ; Seasonal variations ; Particulates ; Biological effects ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Bioaccumulation ; Monitoring ; Heavy metals ; Toxic substances
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EHAM  TD196.C28E58 1979 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJAD  EPA 600/3-79-039 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 04/16/1993 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-79-039 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/13/2013
EJED  EPA 600/3-79-039 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKCD  EPA-600/3-79-039 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
EMBD  EPA/600/3-79/039 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/3-79-039 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-79-039 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/22/2017
NTIS  PB-295 684 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 157 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Cadmium was continuously input to aquatic microcosm channels resulting in concentrations of 5 and 10 micrograms Cd/l. Cadmium accumulation into both biotic and abiotic components was determined. Biological effects of cadmium were determined by monitoring structural and functional properties of the entire system as well as structural changes in populations and compared to control systems, which received no cadmium. Cadmium inputs and outputs equilibrated within approximately 20 days of initial cadmium inputs. However, approximately 20% of the cadmium leaving the channels was associated with particulates. Community components accumulated cadmium proportional to cadmium exposure levels. Cadmium was rapidly eliminated from all biotic components, with concentrations returning to levels similar to those in control channels within a few weeks in the aufwuchs community to a few months in macrophytes. Organic headpool sediments showed no significant decrease in cadmium content six months after cessation of cadmium inputs, indicating that the abiotic half time for contaminated environments is very long. Half times for elimination from channel sediments were 72 and 38 days for 5 and 10 micrograms/l inputs, respectively, after Cd inputs were terminated.
"EPA 600-3-79-039." Interagency agreement IAG-D6-0369-1 between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. "April 1979." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-144).