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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Methods for measuring the acute toxicity of effluents to freshwater and marine organisms /|
|Author||Peltier, William H. ; Weber, C. 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,|
|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|
|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.