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Potential productivity of fresh water environments as determined by an algal bioassay technique

Potential productivity of fresh water environments as determined by an algal bioassay technique

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Published by Water Resources Research Center, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water quality bioassay.,
  • Primary productivity (Biology) -- Measurement.,
  • Eutrophication -- Measurement.,
  • Selenastrum gracile.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 56-68.

    Other titlesAlgal bioassay technique.
    Statementby Jerry M. Johnson [and others].
    SeriesUniversity of Minnesota. Water Resources Research Center. WRRC bulletin, 20, Bulletin (University of Minnesota. Water Resources Research Center) ;, 20.
    ContributionsJohnson, Jerry M.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGB701 .M554 no. 20, QH96.8.B5 .M554 no. 20
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 79 p.
    Number of Pages79
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5741007M
    LC Control Number70634256

      Pollution of surface water has become one of the most important environmental problems. Two types of large and long-lasting pollution threats can be recognized at the global level: on the one hand, organic pollution leading to high organic content in aquatic ecosystems and, in the long term, to eutrophication. Environmental Bioassay Techniques and their Application The application of algal growth potential tests (AGP) to the canals and lakes of western Netherlands. Pages Examination of the effect of wastewater on the productivity of Lake Zürich water using indigenous phytoplankton batch culture bioassays. Pages

    bio-oil production under various water resource mixing MWW and freshwater. The results of the therefore the potential production of algal bio-oil. The production of one liter of algal bio-oil requires – L of water at the state level, in which 3% to 91% can be displaced by MWW, depending on the biorefinery location.   Allelopathy is the production of one or more biochemicals by an organism that affects, either positively or negatively, the survival, growth or reproduction of another species. Negative allelopathy has been proposed as a potential method of controlling deleterious species in algal mass culture systems (Mendes and Vermelho, ). However.

    Conclusions The chemical characteristics of a substance determines its fate in all parts of the environment including plants. Chemicals in plants may be absorbed, stored, metabolized, and/or recycled to the environment. These processes determine both the substance's impact on the plant and its residue characteristics. Calculation of the EC50 and its confidence interval when subtoxic stimulus is present. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (15) Walsh, G.E. and S.V. Alexander, A marine algal bioassay method: results with pesticides and industrial wastes. Water, .


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