Accession Number:

ADA011853

Title:

The Role of Bioassays in Environmental Research.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The report discusses the role bioassays play in water pollution control efforts. Predictive tools are needed so the degree of treatment and the permissible amount of waste materials discharged to water can be determined when a plant is constructed. The standard toxicity tests involve chemical analysis and bioindicators of pollution. A problem of aquatic toxicologists is relating toxic effects of a chemical or waste to varying characteristics of water receiving the substances. Better measurements may eliminate much of the apparent variable toxicity that is observed, particularly in regard to metals in various types of water.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE