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Title (Primary) Volatile fractions of landfill leachates and their effect on Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: In vivo chlorophyll a fluorescence
Author Brack, W.; Rottler, H.; Frank, H.;
Journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Year 1998
Department WANA; COE;
Volume 17
Issue 10
Language englisch;
Keywords Landfill leachates; Volatile compounds; In vivo chlorophyll a fluorescence; Symptom approach; Toxic units
Abstract A method for identification of toxic volatile constituents of landfill leachates is presented that combines bioassay-compatible sample preparation, chemical analysis, and a bioassay based on in vivo chlorophyll a fluorescence of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Two major pathways of toxicity were identified by comparing fluorescence patterns: specific toxicity of hydrogen sulfide, and narcotic action of nonreactive organic compounds. For quantification, the contributions of identified compounds were calculated using toxic units. The ecotoxicologic relevance of volatile fractions from hazardous waste leachates was shown.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=8572
Brack, W., Rottler, H., Frank, H. (1998):
Volatile fractions of landfill leachates and their effect on Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: In vivo chlorophyll a fluorescence
Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 17 (10), 1982 - 1991