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Main Title Simple, Rapid Bioassay for Detecting Effects of Pollutants on Bacteria.
Author Bauer, N. J. ; Seidler, Ramon J. ; Knittel, M. D. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-598;
Stock Number PB83-140665
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Bacteria ; Toxicology ; Detection ; Hazardous materials ; Soils ; Water ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-140665 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Abstract Since approximately 90% of hazardous wastes reach soil and water for permanent disposal, it is logical that microflora (bacteria) contained in these environments be used to establish initial toxicity levels. Bacteria can be suitable bioassay tools because they are inexpensive to cultivate, grow rapidly and have physiological and enzymatic processes also found in higher organisms. A screening bioassay needs to be accurate, inexpensive, rapid, and sensitive. The bioassay described in this study meets these criteria and utilizes bacteria as the toxicity predictor. The basis of the test involves measuring the kinetics of dissolved oxygen depletion by a mixed microbial population following exposure to a pollutant and allows results to be obtained in as little as 40 min.
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Microbiology. Pub. in Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 27, p577-582 1981.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: A Simple, Rapid Bioassay for Detecting Effects of Pollutants on Bacteria.
PUB Date Free Form 1981
Category Codes 6T; 6M; 57Y; 57K
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/02
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 309122268
Origin NTIS
Type CAT