STP607: Evaluation of an Automated Biological Monitoring System at an Industrial Site

    Westlake, GF
    Biologist and graduate student, Biology Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

    van der Schalie, WH
    Biologist and graduate student, Biology Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 1976


    Abstract

    The feasibility of using biological monitoring of industrial point sources as a tool for river management has been demonstrated by a number of laboratory simulations. However, it is another task entirely to move these techniques to an industrial setting. The necessary modifications of a computerized biological monitoring system to install it in the Celanese Corporation Plant on the New River in Virginia are described. The system employs the respiration rates of bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus) as an indicator of abnormal variations in the effluent.

    Keywords:

    water quality, aquatic biology, water pollution, industrial waste treatment, monitors, biomonitoring, biological monitoring, respiration, Lepomis macrochirus


    Paper ID: STP27834S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.95

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27834S


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