TOXIC EFFECTS OF OIL DISCHARGED FROM SHIPS

Six selected petroleum products were studied to determine the amounts of each which could be dispersed and dissolved in water under specified conditions. Variables studied included time, temperature and salinity. Both the dispersed-plus-dissolved and dissolved portions were tested for toxicity to three standard organisms, two species of fish and a brine shrimp. The LC 50's ranged from a few ppm of oil to a few hundred ppm. Both the total organic carbon and infrared methods were used to determine oil-in-water. These are contrasted and critically reviewed. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Bionomics Inc., Wareham, Massachusetts.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Exxon Research and Engineering Company

    Government Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 8
    Linden, NJ  USA  07036
  • Authors:
    • Frankenfeld, J W
    • Elliott, J J
    • Bentley, R E
    • Sleight III, B H
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 142 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-16-76 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-51073-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM