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Toxicity of total dissolved solids associated with two mine effluents to chironomid larvae and early life stages of rainbow trout

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2000

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Chapman, P. M., Bailey, H., and Canaria, E., 2000, Toxicity of total dissolved solids associated with two mine effluents to chironomid larvae and early life stages of rainbow trout: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 19, no. 1, p. 210-214.

Summary

Assessment of total dissolved solids (TDS) represents an integrated measure of the concentrations of common ions (e.g., sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, sulfate, and bicarbonate) in freshwaters. Toxicity related to these ions is due to the specific combination and concentration of ions and is not predictable from TDS concentrations. Short-term chronic toxicity tests were conducted with larval chironomids and trout (eggs and swim-up fry) to assess their TDS tolerance relative to effluents from two Alaskan mines. Both effluents are characterized by high TDS content but differ with respect to concentrations of specific ions and alkalinity. The toxicity tests were conducted with synthetic effluents formulated to match the [...]

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nwblcc-20160306.xml

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ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0730-7268, 0730-7268

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