||Effects of Heated Waste Waters on Some Microorganisms.
Cairns, Jr, John ;
Lanz, Guy R. ;
||Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Water Resources Research Center.
||VPI-WRRC-Bull-48; OWRR-B-017-VA; 07225,; B-017-VA(6)
( Water pollution ;
( Aquatic microbiology ;
Heat stress) ;
( Ecology ;
Aquatic microbiology) ;
Heat stress ;
Laboratory equipment ;
Cooling water ;
Thermal pollution ;
Water pollution effects(Plants)
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The effects of heated waste water on aquatic microorganisms were studied. Numerous categories of temperature shock were investigated with emphasis on general simulation of the passage of water through a condensing system of a steam electric power plant to determine the effects of this exposure and the effects of such entrainment upon the microbial system below the discharge point. Three general groups of organisms were examined: protozoans, algae, and chytridiaceous fungi. New equipment developed specifically to aid in these studies (a simple apparatus for delivering heat shock to microorganisms) and a new fluorescent survey technique to characterize stress induced cellular alterations are described in detail. (Author)