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Main Title Pollution aspects of catfish production : review and projections /
Author Barker, James C.
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Author Title of a Work
Chesness, Jerry L.,
Smith, Ralph E.,
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-660/2-74-064; EPA-R-801662
Stock Number PB-244 943
OCLC Number 01242664
Subjects Fish culture. ; Catfishes. ; Water--Pollution. ; Waste products. ; Catfish culture
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Aquaculture ; Catfishes ; Reviews ; Concentration(Composition) ; Industrial wastes ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Nitrogen ; Sedimentation ; Fishways ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Inorganic phosphates ; Tables(Data) ; Georgia
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 660-2-74-064 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/11/2012
EJBD  EPA 660-2-74-064 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/07/2015
EKAM  SH167.C35B3 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 03/14/1997
ELDD  EPA-660/2-74-064 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 12/01/2000
NTIS  PB-244 943 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 121 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
A literature review and field study was undertaken to determine the waste concentrations and discharge loadings occurring in the waters from catfish-culturing ponds and raceways. Water quality analyses were performed on samples taken during a 240-day growing season and at drawdown (assuming drainage at harvest). The natural biological degradation of the raw wastes in the ponds and raceway systems resulted in BOD reductions of 96.8% and 98.0% respectively when compared to waste levels produced in indoor single pass tank systems with no waste removal facilities. Reductions in total nitrogen of 97.2% and 97.7% occurred in ponds and raceways respectively, while ammonia nitrogen was reduced by 97.4% and 99.4% respectively. Sedimentation and biodegradation resulted in an 83.6% reduction in suspended solids in ponds and an 86.2% suspended solids reduction in raceways. Total phosphate levels were reduced by 98.5% and 97.4% in ponds and raceways respectively.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-97).