alexa Evaluation of wastewater effluents by small-scale biotests and a fractionation procedure.
Engineering

Engineering

Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Author(s): Pessala P, Schultz E, Nakari T, Joutti A, Herve S, Pessala P, Schultz E, Nakari T, Joutti A, Herve S

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Municipal and industrial effluents were screened with a battery of biotests and with a modified toxicity identification evaluation Phase I procedure. The acute toxicities of the effluent samples were low and the submitochondrial reverse electron-transport (RET) test was the most sensitive toxicity test. Estrogenic effects were found in almost all effluent samples, and genotoxicity was detected in one concentrated effluent sample. The fractionation methods we used proved to be especially effective at tracking toxicity caused by metals and organic contaminants, with the RET test being particularly suited to evaluating pH-dependent toxicity. The used solid-phase extraction columns with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic binding properties turned out to be suitable for removing or reducing organic toxicity-causing substances from the effluent samples. The results of this study show that the use of only conventional acute toxicity tests for effluent assessment will not be sufficient-the genotoxic, hormonal, and even bioaccumulative potential of the effluents and effluent fractions should be evaluated as well. This article was published in Ecotoxicol Environ Saf and referenced in Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords