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RECORD NUMBER: 46 OF 157
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Effects of selected inorganic coal-gasification constituents on aquatic life an annotated bibliography /|
|Author||Koch, Leroy M. ; Koch, L. M. ; Young, R. C.|
|CORP Author||Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL. Office of Natural Resources.|
|Publisher||Tennessee Valley Authority, Office of Natural Resources ;|
|Subjects||Coal gasification--Environmental aspects--Bibliography ; Water--Pollution--Bibliography|
|Additional Subjects||Coal gasification ; Inorganic compounds ; Water pollution ; Toxicity ; Bibliographies ; Ecology ; Aquatic plants ; Aquatic animals ; Industrial wastes ; Ammonia ; Cyanides ; Sulfides ; Boron ; Thiocyanates ; Microorganisms ; Fishes ; Exposure ; Transport properties ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water pollution effects(Plants)|
|Collation||v, 32 p. ; 28 cm.|
This review is concentrated on primary inorganic pollutants of concern which result in the aqueous discharges of high-pressure coal-gasification technologies. These pollutants include ammonia, cyanide (thiocyanates), sulfide, and boron. Ammonia toxicity was not reviewed since effective waste treatment technologies and discharge guidelines are available. The open literature concerning the effects of cyanide (thiocyanates), boron, and sulfide on aquatic life was reviewed using computer search techniques to obtain information from the Department of Energy RECON data base, the BIOSIS biological file in ORBIT data base, chemical abstracts, and the National Technical Information Service. It was concluded that there is a void in the literature concerning the toxicity of these parameters in high-pressure, coal-gasification wastewater matrices. The information abstracted is mainly concerned with laboratory studies with individual constitutents; however, some data provide insight to the effects of physical parameters such as temperature and physical stress.
"March 1983"--Cover. "Interagency agreement no. EPA-IAG-79-0-X0511." "Program element no. CC2N1A." "TVA/ONR/WRF-83/9."