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Main Title Determination of water quality /
Author Ellis, Max Mapes, ; Ellis, M. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Westfall, B. A.
Ellis, Marion B.
Westfall, Bertis Alfred
Ellis, Marion Durbin
Publisher Government Printing Office,
Year Published 1948
OCLC Number 506340831
Subjects Water quality--Analysis
Additional Subjects Water--Analysis ; Water--Pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  SH11.A323 1948 no.9 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/02/2015
ERAM  SH11.A3 no. 9 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/01/1988
Collation ii, 122 pages ; 23 cm.
Research supported by the United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-117).
Contents Notes
Introduction. Collection and fixation of water. Dissolved oxygen. Oxygen demand and oxygen consumed. Hydrogen-iion concentratio, pH. Alkalinity and acidity. Suspended matter. Water hardness. Calcium and magnesium. Iron determinations. Magnanese; Copper; Zinc; Sulfates; Sulfides, sulfites, and other non-sulfate sulfur compounds; Phosphate determinations; Fluorides; Chlorides; Chlorine; Acetylene. Special determinations. Exploratory tests. Fluorescence. Effluents and trade wastes. Evaluation of pollution hazards. Acknowledgments. Literature cited. This manual on water quality has been designed to present a system for the determination and evaluation of those conditions and substances of primary interest to the aquatic biologist, which occur in natural and polluted waters. Many of the procedures are applicable, however, to various problems in sanitary engineering and in trade waste disposal. The methods chosen have been used by the authors of the Water Quality Laboratories of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and in actual field operations, in most cases, over a period of years. It has been possible in general, therefore, to select analytical sequences for which the technical limitations are rather well established. Where it seemed desirable, a choice of procedures, including both routine and research methods, is offered.