Wiley VCH Verlag GmbH, 1993 - Medical - 384 pages
A pragmatic sourcebook for everyone concerned with hazards to the aquatic environment. Quick, robust techniques are needed to monitor factory effluent in sewers and rivers. This book compares and contrasts the techniques available - from the simple, rapid Microtox test, to tests based on fish, algae or sophisticated chemical analysis. It also discusses the biochemistry and mechanisms of the biological processes involved. Moreover the book surveys the current regulatory and legislative positions in Europe and the United States. It is thus a vital reference work for consultants, particularly those involved in World Aid Projects. Using the monitoring techniques described in this book, readers will be able to identify hazards quickly and undertake pragmatic risk assessments to develop safety measures.
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A Review of Tests for Inhibition of Bacteria Especially Those
Regulatory Significance of Toxicotogical Monitoring by Summarizing
Public Sources of Data
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