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Main Title Application of Biological Monitoring Systems to Simulated Industrial Waste Discharge Situation.
Author Cairns, J, John ;
CORP Author Virginia Polytechnical Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3547; OWRR-A-039-VA; 02617,; A-039-VA(2)
Stock Number PB-213 468
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Indicator species) ; ( Fishes ; Indicator species) ; ( Respiration ; Fishes) ; Zinc ; Copper ; Metals ; Trace elements ; Calcium ; Temperature ; pH ; Dissolved gases ; Oxygen ; Animal physiology ; Industrial wastes ; Toxicology ; Monitors ; Fresh water fishes ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water pollution detection ; Bluegills ; Sunfishes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 468 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 26p
Abstract Environmental factors such as temperature, calcium concentration, pH and dissolved oxygen concentration have been shown to modify the toxicity of zinc, copper, and other heavy metals to fish. Since these factors interact, and because stream characteristics and industrial waste characteristics vary, it becomes difficult to rapidly predict the toxicity of zinc and other materials to aquatic organisms at an industrial or municipal facility from physical-chemical data alone. Techniques were developed and applied for measuring the breathing rates and movement activities of fish. These responses were analyzed to determine if stress reponses occur to complex environmental changes. These biological monitoring techniques should be applicable in field situations for detecting not only heavy metals, but other toxicants as well. (Author)
NTIS Title Notes Project completion rept. Jul 68-Jun 70.
PUB Date Free Form Aug 72,
Category Codes 6F; 13B; 68D; 57Y; 57H
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 326534816
Origin NTIS
Type CAT