Results of a technology demonstration project to compare rapid aquatic toxicity screening tests in the analysis of industrial effluents

Authors: Daniel, M., Sharp, A., Driver, J., Knight, A.W., Keenan P O, Walmsley, R.W., Robinson, A. and Zhang, T.

Journal: Journal of Environmental Monitoring

Volume: 6

Issue: 11

Pages: 855-865

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Authors: Daniel, M., Sharpe, A., Driver, J., Knight, A.W., Keenan, P.O., Walmsley, R.M., Robinson, A., Zhang, T. and Rawson, D.

Journal: J Environ Monit

Volume: 6

Issue: 11

Pages: 855-865

ISSN: 1464-0325

DOI: 10.1039/b408939a

The results of a 'BioWise' demonstration project to assess the comparative sensitivity and practicality of seven new assays for the direct assessment of ecotoxicity in industrial effluents are presented. In addition the aim of the project was to validate the results of the new assays against benchmark data generated from non-proprietary, rapid, microplate screening assays using the regulatory species; freshwater crustacean Daphnia magna and green algae Selenastrum capricornutum, chosen in view of their environmental relevance. The new commercial test assays were: Daphnia magna, Selenastrum capricornutum and Thamnocephalus platyurus Toxkits supplied by Vickers Laboratories Ltd, containing dormant, immobilised life stages of the test species; GreenScreen EM, a yeast based assay for genotoxicity and general acute toxicity supplied by Gentronix Ltd; and CellSense a mediated, amperometric whole cell biosensor based on immobilised activated sludge and E. coli. 38 effluent samples supplied by members of SOCSA (Specialised Organic Chemicals Sector Association) were examined over a period of 13 months, in the project co-ordinated by the AstraZeneca Brixham Environmental Laboratory, and part funded by BioWise via the UK Government Department of Trade and Industry.

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Authors: Daniel, M., Sharpe, A., Driver, J., Knight, A.W., Keenan, P.O., Walmsley, M.M., Robinson, A., Zhang, T. and Rawson, D.

Journal: Journal of Environmental Monitoring

Volume: 6

Issue: 11

Pages: 855-865

ISSN: 1464-0325

DOI: 10.1039/b408939a

The results of a 'BioWise' demonstration project to assess the comparative sensitivity and practicality of seven new assays for the direct assessment of ecotoxicity in industrial effluents are presented. In addition the aim of the project was to validate the results of the new assays against benchmark data generated from non-proprietary, rapid, microplate screening assays using the regulatory species; freshwater crustacean Daphnia magna and green algae Selenastrum capricornutum, chosen in view of their environmental relevance. The new commercial test assays were: Daphnia magna, Selenastrum capricornutum and Thamnocephalus platyurus Toxkits® supplied by Vickers Laboratories Ltd, containing dormant, immobilised life stages of the test species; GreenScreen® EM, a yeast based assay for genotoxicity and general acute toxicity supplied by Centronix Ltd; and CellSense® a mediated, amperometric whole cell biosensor based on immobilised activated sludge and E. coli. 38 effluent samples supplied by members of SOCSA (Specialised Organic Chemicals Sector Association) were examined over a period of 13 months, in the project co-ordinated by the AstraZeneca Brixham Environmental Laboratory, and part funded by BioWise via the UK Government Department of Trade and Industry.

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