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micropollutants

xx

xx

x

x

?

na

na

Acidification

x

xx

x

?

x

x

na

Source: D. Chapman, ed., 1992, Water quality assessments—A guide to the use of biota, sediments, and water in environmental monitoring, 9 (London: Chapman

Source: D. Chapman, ed., 1992, Water quality assessments—A guide to the use of biota, sediments, and water in environmental monitoring, 9 (London: Chapman

and Hall, Ltd.). Notes:

xx Marked impairment causing major treatment or excluding desired use

3 Sediment settling in channels

x Minor impairment

4 Electronic industries

0 No impairment

5 Filter clogging

na Not applicable

6 Odor and taste

+ Degraded water quality can be beneficial for this specific use.

7 In fish ponds, higher algal biomass can be accepted.

? Effects not fully realized

8 Development of water hyacinth (Eichhomia crassiodes)

1 Food industries

9 Also includes boron and fluoride

2 Abrasion

10 Ca, Fe, and Mn in textile industries

FIG. 7.2.5 Material and energy flow in an aquatic ecosystem: aOrganisms living at or on the bottom of bodies of water, bFungi and bacteria, cSmall particles of organic matter. (Reprinted, with permission, from D.C. Watts and D.L. Loucks, 1969, Models for describing exchange within ecosystems, Madison, Wis.: Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin.)

FIG. 7.2.5 Material and energy flow in an aquatic ecosystem: aOrganisms living at or on the bottom of bodies of water, bFungi and bacteria, cSmall particles of organic matter. (Reprinted, with permission, from D.C. Watts and D.L. Loucks, 1969, Models for describing exchange within ecosystems, Madison, Wis.: Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin.)

FIG. 7.2.6 Pollutant transfer routes and processes within the hydrosphere and biosphere. (Reprinted, with permission, from R.A. Corbitt, 1990, Wastewater disposal, Chap. 6 in Standard handbook of environmental engineering, edited by R.A. Corbitt, New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company.)

24-96 hr, and chronic tests for toxicity are conducted usually in four or more days (Clesceri, Greenberg, and Trussell 1989).

Toxicity testing can be further divided into ambient and laboratory tests. Ambient toxicity tests are conducted in situ. In such tests, indicator organisms are kept in cages within the water under study, or they are exposed to the test water in chambers at the site. The water in the latter test is renewed daily with fresh water from the study sites.

Laboratory tests are dissimilar because they are conducted offsite in a laboratory. These tests are conducted within a set of conditions such as those described in Short-term methods for estimating the chronic toxicity of effluents and receiving waters to freshwater organisms (U.S. EPA 1989). In such tests, the test water is fractionally diluted with synthetic water. Replicate groups of indicator species are exposed to different concentrations of a dilution series, and toxic effects are recorded for each dilution. The recorded data are then analyzed using a series of statistical tests to determine the effective or lethal concentrations. Effective and lethal concentrations are those point estimates of the toxicant concentration that cause an observable adverse effect (such as death, immobilization, serious incapacitation, reduced fecundity, or reduced growth) in a percentage of the test organisms (U.S. EPA 1989).

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