Advancements in toxicity testing applied to design and control of biological processes

E. E. Herricks, B. E. Rittmann, C. P.L. Grady, D. Pascoe, L. Somlyody, E. Fleit, J. Olah, M. Van der Gaag, C. Van de Guchte, W. Verstraete, D. Dries, D. Schowanek

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Abstract

Toxicity testing is an essential tool for assessing the effects of, and fate of, many low-concentration toxicants in wastewater treatment systems. Toxicity testing can be divided into two parts: diagnostic toxicology evaluates the toxicity of a contaminant, effluent, or process, and toxicological engineering bases engineering design on the removal or production of toxicity. This paper presents six recent advancements in diagnostic toxicology and toxicological engineering identified by members of the Speciality Group on Hazard Assessment and Control of Environmental Contaminants. They are: (1) an ecological framework for applying toxicity testing, (2) biological early warning systems for on-line detection of toxic inputs, (3) in-plant testing to detect and mitigate a toxic upset, (4) methods for rapid and cost-effective detection of genotoxins, (5) an approach for determining what discharged component must be controlled to eliminate an ecosystem disturbance, and (6) an application of process kinetics to design biological processes that are resistant to toxic upsets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Science and Technology
Pages271-282
Number of pages12
Volume23
Edition1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventProceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control - Kyoto, Jpn
Duration: Jul 29 1990Aug 3 1990

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OtherProceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control
CityKyoto, Jpn
Period7/29/908/3/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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    Herricks, E. E., Rittmann, B. E., Grady, C. P. L., Pascoe, D., Somlyody, L., Fleit, E., Olah, J., Van der Gaag, M., Van de Guchte, C., Verstraete, W., Dries, D., & Schowanek, D. (1991). Advancements in toxicity testing applied to design and control of biological processes. In Water Science and Technology (1-3 ed., Vol. 23, pp. 271-282) https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1991.0425