|Use:||Toxicity tests use specific aquatic and terrestrial organisms and/or microorganisms to measure biological response to specific contaminants or mixes of contaminants.|
The toxicity test consists of luminescent microorganisms which emit light as a normal consequence of respiration and a temperature controlled luminometer which reads the bacterial light output. Chemicals or chemical mixtures which are toxic to the bacteria cause a reduction in light output proportional to the strength of the toxin. A computer is linked to the system to provide data processing and storage capabilities.
|Selectivity:||Technique measures a part of the compound.|
|Susceptibility to Interference:||High.|
|Detection Limits :||Not Applicable.|
|Turnaround Time per Sample:||Minutes.|
|Screen/Identify||Characterize Concentration/Extent||Cleanup Performance||Long-Term Monitoring|
|Quantitative Data Capability:||Data become quantitative with additional effort.|
|Technology Status:||Commercially available technology with moderate field experience.|
|Certification/Verification:||Technology has not participated in CalEPA certification and/or CSCT verification program.|
|Relative Cost per Analysis:||Least expensive.|
ASTM Standards/EPA Methods:
No applicable ASTM standards or EPA methods are cited for this technology.
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