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RECORD NUMBER: 27 OF 75
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Evaluation of filter feeding fishes for removing excessive nutrients and algae from wastewater|
|CORP Author||Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Lonoke.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory ;|
|Report Number||EPA-600/2-83-019; EPA-R-805453|
|Subjects||Fishes--United States--Feeding and feeds ; Sewage--Purification--Biological treatment|
|Additional Subjects||Carp ; Nutrients ; Sewage treatment ; Aquaculture ; Feasibility ; Filtration ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Production ; Revenue ; Monitoring ; Metals ; Pesticides ; Bacteria ; Viruses ; Evaluation ; Tradeoffs ; Hypopthalmichthyes molitrix ; Aristichthyes nobilis|
|Collation||viii, 64 p. ; 28 cm.|
The feasibility of utilizing finfish for the removal and recycling of excessive nutrients and algae from wastewater was investigated. The silver carp (Hypopthalmichthyes molitrix) and the bighead carp (Aristichthyes nobilis) were chosen due to their specifically adapted filter feeding mechanism. An existing wastewater treatment plant with six lagoons served as the project site. The presence of the fish had a beneficial effect on the aquatic system. In all, 14 water quality parameters along with selected heavy metals, pesticides, pathogenic bacteria, and viruses were monitored during the project.
"PB83-193334." "March 1983." "EPA-600/2-83-019."