STP607: Research Related to Biological Evaluation of Complex Wastes

    Horning, WB
    Chief, Newtown Fish Toxicology Station, Environmental Research Laboratory—Duluth, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Pages: 9    Published: Jan 1976


    Abstract

    The main thrust of a research program being undertaken is the development, testing, and field verification of a battery of tests for measuring the environmental impact of effluents of variable and unknown composition, especially those meeting the effluent guidelines. These include short lethal tests, short nonlethal tests, tests that will estimate safe concentrations, behavioral tests, tainting tests, and measurements of chemical groups relatable to residue formation and toxicity. These tests will be available for use by dischargers to monitor their effluents and for use as discharge permit requirements. Some of the major problems involved in biologically evaluating complex effluents are duscussed as well as areas for additional research.

    Keywords:

    water quality, aquatic biology, water pollution, water analysis, effluents, toxicity, bioaccumulation, fishes, flavor, complex wastes, cough


    Paper ID: STP27845S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.95

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27845S


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