Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Michael E. Bender
Mark E. Chittenden
John A. Musick
William G. MacIntyre
96-hour TL50 values of unbleached kraft mill effluent (UKME) for Neornysis arnericana were found to range from concentrations of 3.29 to 6.85% at 26-28 C and 3.90 to 7.30% at 16-18 C. Differences between batches of effluent proved insignificant in experiments at each temperature regime. Furthermore, UKME did not lose its toxicity, when stored for 5 to 7 days at 4 C. A concentration of 20% effluent killed 100% of the organisms in 8 of the 12 bioassays. Slope functions and confidence limits of TL50 were calculated. This dissertation is from the Joint Program Degree from the College of William & Mary and University of Virginia and awarded by the University of Virginia.
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Jacobs, Fred, "Acute toxicity of unbleached kraft mill effluent (UKME) to the oppossum shrimp, Neomysis americana Smith" (1972). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1627407595.