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Main Title Algae and water pollution : an illustrated manual on the identification, significance, and control of algae in water supplies and in polluted water /
Author Palmer, C. Mervin, ; Palmer, Charles Mervin,
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Author Title of a Work
Lewis, Ronald F.
CORP Author Palmer (C. Mervin), Kennett Square, PA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/9-77/036; EPA-68-03-0232
Stock Number PB-287 128
Subjects Algae--Identification. ; Water--Pollution. ; Algae--Control.
Additional Subjects Algae ; Water pollution ; Identifying ; Manuals ; Lakes ; Reservoirs ; Fresh water ; Estuaries ; Odors ; Taste ; Sewage treatment ; Ecology ; Taxonomy ; Pest control ; Toxicity ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Oxidation ; Plugging ; Filters ; Columbia River ; Industrial waste treatment ; Bioindicators ; Eutrophication
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NTIS  PB-287 128 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 124 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Algae are involved in water pollution in a number of important ways. It requires a continuous monitoring and study of algae existing in waters of various quality in order to determine what controls or what changes or what uses can be instituted for the benefit of man and for conservation of water and of desirable aquatic life. This manual presents a simplified identification key limited to algal species of importance in water supplies and associated with pollution. The most important species are illustrated in three-dimensional drawings in color. The manual also deals with the ecology and significance of algae and presents information on filter clogging and mat forming algae, attached forms, algicides and algal control, algae associated with pollution (both fresh water and estuarine), various uses of algae, algae of rivers and lakes, eutrophication, algae as indicators of pollution, methods of recording algae, and the use of algae in waste stabilization lagoons for the treatment of domestic and/or industrial wastes.
"EPA-600-9-77-036." An enlargement of the author's previous manual published in 1959 under title: Algae in water supplies. Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-118). Microfiche.