Accession Number:

ADA110222

Title:

Use of Unicellular Algae for Evaluation of Potential Aquatic Contaminants

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. No. 1, 1 Jun 1980-31 May 1981

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE

Report Date:

1981-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Selenastrum capricornutum was used as test algae in bioassays to determine the toxic effects of potential aquatic contamination which might result from the use of conventional JP-4, JP-8 and Shale-Derived JP-8 with and without clay treatment. Chemical analyses were performed to evaluate the fate of water soluble fractions, and preliminary investigations were conducted to determine the relative toxicities of the emulsified versus dissolved fractions of the compounds studied. Techniques and protocols are described and the results are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE