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Small-scale Freshwater Toxicity Investigations

Volume 1 - Toxicity Test Methods. Volume 2 - Hazard Assessment Schemes

Blaise, Christian, Férard, Jean-François (Eds.)

2005, XL, 906 p. 122 illus., 2 in color. (2-volume-set).

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  • Both Volumes 1 and 2 of the book also feature a broad review on toxicity testing applications, as well as a complete glossary of scientific/technical terms employed by editors/contributors in their respective chapters.
  • The volumes include a broad review on toxicity testing applications, comprehensive small-scale toxicity test methods (Volume 1) and Hazard assessment schemes (Volume 2) presented in a designated template that was followed by all contributors, and a complete glossary of scientific/technical terms employed by editors/contributors in their respective chapters

While toxicity testing procedures and hazard assessment approaches have been published in past decades, many are wanting in detail for users to fully understand or reproduce successfully. Small-scale Freshwater Toxicity Investigations (Volumes 1 and 2) responds to this need by providing comprehensive information on biological testing which is normally scattered and difficult to find.

In Volume 1, 15 chapters on toxicity tests are described in great detail by way of a homogeneous structure that all contributors had to follow. These comprehensive texts allow readers to be informed of relevant information (background, theory, practice) linked to each bioassay. Hence, book contents can be used both for technology transfer purposes (e.g., classroom or workshop courses) and to undertake practical toxicity testing (e.g., in a private, public or university laboratory).

In Volume 2, 11 chapters on hazard assessment schemes are described in great detail by way of a homogeneous structure that all contributors had to follow. These comprehensive texts allow readers to know the different approaches/strategies, based on applying batteries of bioassays, that are being used internationally to assess the toxic potential of complex environmental media (e.g., effluents, sediments) impacted by chemical contamination stemming from human activities.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Related subjects » Environmental Management - Environmental Toxicology - Pollution and Remediation - Water Quality, Pollution and Health

Table of contents 

Volume 1:

Part 1. Introduction

Overview of contemporary toxicity testing ; C. Blaise and J.-F. Férard

Part 2. Toxicity Test Methods

Bacteria

Chapter 1. Microtox acute toxicity test; B.T. Johnson

Chapter 2. Solid-phase test for sediment toxicity using the luminescent bacterium, Vibrio fischeri; K. Doe, P. Jackman, R. Scroggins, D. McLeay and G. Wohlgeschaffen

Micro-algae and aquatic macrophytes

Chapter 3. Algal microplate toxicity test; C. Blaise and P. Vasseur

Chapter 4. Algal toxicity test; J.P. Staveley and J.C. Smrchek

Chapter 5. Microalgal toxicity tests using flow cytometry; J. Stauber, N. Franklin and M. Adams

Chapter 6. Algal microplate toxicity test suitable for heavy metals; H.G. Peterson, N. Nyholm and N. Ruecker

Chapter 7. Lemma minor growth inhibition test; M. Moody and J. Miller

Protozoans

Chapter 8. Spirotox test – Spirostomum ambiguum acute toxicity test; G. Nalecz-Jawecki

Micro-invertebrates

Chapter 9. Rotifer ingestion test for rapid assessment of toxicity; T. Snell

Chapter 10. Acute and chronic toxicity testing with Daphnia sp.; E. Jonczyk and G. Gilron

Chapter 11. Hydra population reproduction toxicity test method; D. Holdway

Chapter 12. Amphipod (Hyalella azteca) solid-phase toxicity test using High Water-Sediment ratios; U. Borgmann, W.P. Norwood and M. Nowierski

Chapter 13. Chironomus riparius solid-phase assay; A.R.R. Péry, R. Mons and J. Garric

Fish cells

Chapter 14. Acute toxicity assessment of liquid samples with primary cultures of rainbow trout hepatocytes; F. Gagné

Chapter 15. Rainbow trout gill cell line microplate cytotoxicity test; V. Dayeh, K. Schirmer, L. Lee and N. Bols

Glossary

Index

Volume 2:  

Part 1. Introduction

Overview of contemporary toxicity testing ; C. Blaise and J.-F. Férard

Part 2. Toxicity Test Methods

Bacteria

Chapter 1. Microtox acute toxicity test; B.T. Johnson

Chapter 2. Solid-phase test for sediment toxicity using the luminescent bacterium, Vibrio fischeri; K. Doe, P. Jackman, R. Scroggins, D. McLeay and G. Wohlgeschaffen

Micro-algae and aquatic macrophytes

Chapter 3. Algal microplate toxicity test; C. Blaise and P. Vasseur

Chapter 4. Algal toxicity test; J.P. Staveley and J.C. Smrchek

Chapter 5. Microalgal toxicity tests using flow cytometry; J. Stauber, N. Franklin and M. Adams

Chapter 6. Algal microplate toxicity test suitable for heavy metals; H.G. Peterson, N. Nyholm and N. Ruecker

Chapter 7. Lemma minor growth inhibition test; M. Moody and J. Miller

Protozoans

Chapter 8. Spirotox test – Spirostomum ambiguum acute toxicity test; G. Nalecz-Jawecki

Micro-invertebrates

Chapter 9. Rotifer ingestion test for rapid assessment of toxicity; T. Snell

Chapter 10. Acute and chronic toxicity testing with Daphnia sp.; E. Jonczyk and G. Gilron

Chapter 11. Hydra population reproduction toxicity test method; D. Holdway

Chapter 12. Amphipod (Hyalella azteca) solid-phase toxicity test using High Water-Sediment ratios; U. Borgmann, W.P. Norwood and M. Nowierski

Chapter 13. Chironomus riparius solid-phase assay; A.R.R. Péry, R. Mons and J. Garric

Fish cells

Chapter 14. Acute toxicity assessment of liquid samples with primary cultures of rainbow trout hepatocytes; F. Gagné

Chapter 15. Rainbow trout gill cell line microplate cytotoxicity test; V. Dayeh, K. Schirmer, L. Lee and N. Bols

Glossary

Index

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