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Author Erickson, S. J.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT. ♦ FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS ♦ CHLORINATION ♦ BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS ♦ PLANKTON ♦ BIOMASS ♦ ATP ♦ BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS ♦ ENTRAINMENT ♦ ESTUARIES ♦ AQUATIC ORGANISMS ♦ CHEMICAL REACTIONS ♦ ENERGY SOURCES ♦ HALOGENATION ♦ NUCLEOTIDES ♦ ORGANIC COMPOUNDS ♦ RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES ♦ SURFACE WATERS 560302* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Microorganisms-- (-1987) ♦ Fossil-Fueled Power PlantsWaste ManagementThermal Effluents
Abstract Technical report: The effects of continuous chlorination in running sea water on entrained plankton were examined. The concentration of ATP was used as an indicator of biomass because: it is present in all living cells; the concentration is proportional to the living biomass; and dead cells lose ATP rapidly. Effects were measured by bioluminescence; luciferin-luciferase reagents from firefly lanterns were used to analyze ATP concentration. Results indicate that ATP measurement is an accurate, effective means of evaluating damage done to planktonic organisms by continuous chlorination. Further studies of the effects of low-concentration, continuous chlorination are recommended. (13 references, 1 table)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1980-01-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal J. Water Pollut. Control Fed.
Volume Number 52
Issue Number 1
Organization EPA


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