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Main Title Fate and biological effects of mercury introduced into artificial streams /
Author Kania, Henry J. ; Knight, Robert L. ; Beyers., Robert J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Knight, Robert L.
Beyers, Robert J.
CORP Author Savannah River Ecology Lab., Aiken, S.C.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, Ga.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA R-80-0510; EPA 600-3-76-060;
Stock Number PB-258 833
OCLC Number 05290538
Subjects Mercury--Environmental aspects. ; Aquatic animals--Effect of water pollution on. ; Water--Pollution--Environmental effects.
Additional Subjects Streams ; Mercury(Metal) ; Aquatic biology ; Fishes ; Ecology ; Water pollution ; Food chains ; Algae ; Sediments ; Invertebrates ; Sampling ; Aquatic microbiology ; Purification ; Marine microorganisms ; Metals ; Water analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Heavy metals
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA-600/3-76-060 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/09/2007
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-76-060 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-3-76-060 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/16/2018
EKAM  QP82.2.P6E2 600, 1976, no.60 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 03/18/1994
EKCD  EPA-600/3-76-060 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/19/2018
ELDD  EPA-600/3-76-060 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 11/17/2000
ESAD  EPA 600-3-76-060 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-258 833 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation xi, 129 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Mercuric ion was continuously input to artificial stream channels to provide water concentrations of 0.01, 1.0, and 5.0 micrograms/l. Channel components were periodically sampled for total mercury analyses. The effects of mercury on the algal components of the periphyton communities and on the benthic insects were determined. The sampling program continued one full year after mercury inputs were stopped. Approximately 15% of the added mercury was removed from the water. The community components acquired very high concentrations of mercury, although in most cases the levels in these were not a linear function of the water levels. Concentrations in invertebrates decreased most rapidly after mercury inputs were stopped while the sediment levels decreased most slowly.
Submitted under grant R800510 by the University of Georgia. Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-122).