STP573: Algal Assays: Development and Application

    Maloney, TE
    Chief and chief, Pacific Northwest Environmental Research Laboratory, National Environmental Research Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, Ore.

    Miller, WE
    Chief and chief, Pacific Northwest Environmental Research Laboratory, National Environmental Research Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, Ore.

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1975


    Abstract

    The development, refinement, standardization, and practical application of an algal assay procedure are described. Results of experiments are presented to illustrate the use of the algal assay procedure to determine algal growth-limiting nutrients in fresh waters, including lakes and streams; for the assessment of receiving waters to determine their nutrient status and sensitivity to change; for the assessment of the effects of changes in waste treatment processes on receiving waters; and for the evaluation of materials and products to determine their potential effects on algal growth.

    Keywords:

    water quality, algae, bioassay, environmental tests, nutrients


    Paper ID: STP39021S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.95

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39021S


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