Development of biodegradation testing within a whole effluent assessment scheme: petrochemical application

P.E.G. Leonards, J.F. Postma

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    Abstract

    This study was performed for Concawe to obtain information on the development of an approach for assessing biodegradation of petrochemical effluents and the impact on assessing the toxicity and potential to bioaccumulate of the constituents. Whole Effluent Assessments (WEA) are being investigated as a potential tool for controlling aqueous discharges and minimizing environmental impact. The key parameter in such assessments relates to the toxicity of the effluent to aquatic organisms. Increasingly concern over long-term toxicity and the potential for toxicity to persist after discharge requires investigation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationIJmuiden
    PublisherIMARES
    Number of pages56
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameReport / Wageningen IMARES
    PublisherIMARES
    No.C003/07

    Keywords

    • biodegradation
    • assessment
    • bioaccumulation
    • petrochemical industry
    • effluents
    • environmental impact
    • aquatic toxicology
    • aquatic organisms

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