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Effects of turbidity, sediment, and polyacrylamide on native freshwater mussels

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Sean B. Buczek, W. Gregory Cope, Richard A. McLaughlin, and Thomas J. Kwak, 2018, Effects of turbidity, sediment, and polyacrylamide on native freshwater mussels: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 54, iss. 3.

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Turbidity is a ubiquitous pollutant adversely affecting water quality and aquatic life in waterways globally. Anionic polyacrylamide (PAM) is widely used as an effective chemical flocculent to reduce suspended sediment (SS) and turbidity. However, no information exists on the toxicity of PAM‐flocculated sediments to imperiled, but ecologically important, freshwater mussels (Unionidae). Thus, we conducted acute (96 h) and chronic (24 day) laboratory tests with juvenile fatmucket (Lampsilis siliquoidea) and three exposure conditions (nonflocculated settled sediment, SS, and PAM‐flocculated settled sediment) over a range of turbidity levels (50, 250, 1,250, and 3,500 nephelometric turbidity units). Survival and sublethal endpoints of [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12639
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