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Evaluation of WET testing as an indicator of aquatic health in effluent-dominated streams : a pilot study

This project evaluated the quality of data needed to determine relationships between chronic Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) test results and instream biological condition.
eBook, English, 2007
Water Environment Research Foundation : Co-published by IWA Publishing, Alexandria, VA, 2007
1 online resource (126 pages) : illustrations (some color)
9781780403793, 1780403798
""Cover""; ""Copyright""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abstract and Benefits""; ""List of Tables""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Acronyms""; ""Executive Summary""; ""Chapter 1.0: Introduction""; ""1.1 Study Objectives""; ""1.1.1 Measurement Quality Objectives (MQOs) â?? WET""; ""1.1.2 Measurement Performance Criteria â?? Bioassessment""; ""1.1.3 Data Quality Objectives (DQOs)""; ""Chapter 2.0: Methods""; ""2.1 Facility Selection Criteria""; ""2.1.1 Facility Descriptions""; ""2.2 WET Testing""; ""2.3 Bioassessments""; ""2.3.1 Field Sampling"" ""2.3.2 Macroinvertebrate Laboratory Sample Processing""""2.4 Sampling and Testing Summary""; ""2.5 Data Analysis""; ""2.5.1 WET Testing""; ""2.5.2 Bioassessment Analyses""; ""Chapter 3.0: WET Results""; ""3.1 Compliance with WET Test Acceptance Criteria""; ""3.1.1 Ceriodaphnia dubia""; ""3.1.2 Fathead minnow""; ""3.1.3 Selenastrum capricornutum""; ""3.2 Reference Toxicant Test Results""; ""3.3 Effluent Test Results""; ""3.4 Evaluation of WET Test Precision""; ""3.5 Evaluation of False Positives""; ""3.6 Evaluation of False Negatives""; ""3.7 Results of Split Sample Testing"" ""3.7.1 Pimephales promelas""""3.7.2 Ceriodaphnia dubia""; ""3.7.3 Selenastrum capricornutum""; ""3.7.4 Evaluation of Split Sample Results""; ""3.8 Results of Duplicate Testing""; ""3.8.1 Ceriodaphnia and P. Promelas""; ""3.8.2 S. capricornutum""; ""3.9 Prediction of Potential Effluent Effects Instream""; ""3.10 Summary of WET Results""; ""3.10.1 Process-Related Findings""; ""3.10.2 Scientific Findings""; ""Chapter 4.0: Bioassessment Results""; ""4.1 Periphyton""; ""4.1.1 Periphyton Bioassessment Performance""; ""4.1.2 Multivariate Analysis""; ""4.1.3 Metric Analysis"" ""4.2 Benthic Macroinvertebrates""""4.2.1 Laboratory Performance""; ""4.2.2 Field Sampling Performance (Benthic Macroinvertebrates)""; ""4.2.3 Multivariate Analysis""; ""4.2.4 Multi-Metric Analysis""; ""4.2.5 Comparison of Macroinvertebrate Sampling Methods: Multivariate Analysis""; ""4.2.6 Comparison of Macroinvertebrate Sampling Methods: Multimetric Analysis""; ""4.3 Fish""; ""4.3.1 Fish Bioassessment Performance""; ""4.3.2 Multivariate Analysis""; ""4.3.3 Index of Biotic Integrity Analysis""; ""Chapter 5.0: Relationships Between WET and Bioassessment Results""
"Watersheds and water quality"--Cover
"Final report"--Cover