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Main Title Methods for measuring the acute toxicity of effluents to freshwater and marine organisms /
Author Peltier, William H. ; Weber, C. I.
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Author Title of a Work
Peltier, William H.
Weber, Cornelius I.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/4-85/013
Stock Number PB85-205383
Subjects Water quality bioassay--United States. ; Water--Pollution--United States--Measurement. ; Water--Pollution--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Fresh water fishes ; Marine biology ; Water pollution ; Manuals ; Tests ; Laboratories ; Quality assurance ; Bioassay ; Mobile equipment ; Design ; Calibrating
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-205383 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Edition 3rd ed.
Collation 234 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
This manual describes methods for measuring the acute toxicity of effluents to freshwater and marine macroinvertebrates and fish. The methods include a preliminary range-finding test, a screening test, and multi-concentration (definitive) static and flow-through toxicity tests. Also included are guidelines on laboratory safety, quality assurance, facilities and equipment, effluent sampling and holding, dilution water, test species selection and handling, data interpretation and utilization, report preparation, test organism culturing, dilutor and mobile bioassay laboratory design and calibration, and equipment check lists and computer programs for calculating the LC50 and confidence intervals.
"March 1985." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/4-85/013." Microfiche.