Zebra Mussel Chemical Control Guide, Version 2.0
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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Zebra mussels were introduced in the mid-1980s to the Great Lakes of North America via ballast water exchange. These highly invasive mollusks have made negative impacts upon native aquatic ecosystems and have been a major concern to managers of all types of water delivery systems, including potable water treatment, agriculture, industry, power generation, and fire protection. Since this invasive organism s introduction, a number of chemicals and biopesticides with previously known or newly discovered molluscicidal properties have been used to control it. The goal of any chemical control program is to choose products that will be effective against the target organism, will work rapidly, and have minimal environmental impact. This report is an update of an original version, Zebra Mussel Chemical Control Guide, by S. L. Sprecher and K. D. Getsinger, report number ERDCEL TR-001, published in January 2000, and describes basic guidelines for the use of those compounds currently registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency USEPA for control of zebra mussels. Included in Version 2.0 is a summary of the USEPA registration process, as well as up-to-date information on available molluscicide products, their use strategies, formulations, mode of action, application rates and techniques, maximum water concentrations, use restrictions, toxicological data, and precautions on product handling.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Water Pollution and Control
- Environmental Health and Safety