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A sediment suspension system for bioassays with small aquatic organisms

Hydrobiologia

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DOI: 10.1007/BF00006156

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Abstract

Exposure of aquatic organisms to suspended sediments can impair growth and survival and increase bioaccumulation of sediment-associated contaminants. However, evaluation of the effects of suspended sediments and their associated contaminants on aquatic organisms has been hampered by the lack of a practical and inexpensive exposure system for conducting bioassays. We present a cost-effective system for assessing the effects of suspended sediments and associated contaminants on small aquatic organisms. A 7-day suspension test was conducted with nominal sediment concentrations ranging from 0.0 To 5.0 g 1-1. The system maintained relatively constant suspended sediment concentrations, as measured by turbidity, and caused minimal mortality to test organisms.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A sediment suspension system for bioassays with small aquatic organisms
Series title:
Hydrobiologia
DOI:
10.1007/BF00006156
Volume
245
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
157
Last page:
161
Number of Pages:
5