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GLRPPR Sector Resource: LAS: Aquatic Toxicity and Biodegradation

Title:
LAS: Aquatic Toxicity and Biodegradation

Abstract:
The purpose of this review is to investigate the toxicity to aquatic organisms and the environmental stability of the most widely used surfactant, linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS). Toxicity specific data for LAS to bacteria in treatment plants are extremely limited, however, data on toxicity of LAS to a variety of organisms in other aquatic environments are available. Further, considerable data exists on the biodegradation of LAS in treatment systems and natural waters. From the base of information presented in this review, it should be possible to infer potential effects of LAS-based surfactants on wastewater treatment plant bacterial populations. Report by Debra Morrow and Marvin Piwoni. (PDF format; Length: 35 pages)

URL:
http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/info_services/library_docs/TN/TN93-029.pdf

Source:
IL Waste Management & Research Center

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
March 1993

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