The effect of benzalkonium chloride concentration on nine species of marine diatom

Beveridge, C.M., Parr, A.C.S., Smith, M.J. , Kerr, A., Cowling, M.J. and Hodgkiess, T. (1998) The effect of benzalkonium chloride concentration on nine species of marine diatom. Environmental Pollution, 103(1), pp. 31-36. (doi:10.1016/S0269-7491(98)00134-1)

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Abstract

The effect of varying concentrations of benzalkonium chloride (BAK) on nine diatom species is measured, and related to the variation in tolerance levels of different species seen elsewhere in the literature. Different species showed different effective levels; however, all species were non-viable at 1×10−3% BAK. The technique being laboratory based and, therefore, immune from seasonal influences, is quick to perform and is easily adapted for bioassay work.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Dr Margaret and Cowling, Professor Michael and Hodgkiess, Dr Trevor
Authors: Beveridge, C.M., Parr, A.C.S., Smith, M.J., Kerr, A., Cowling, M.J., and Hodgkiess, T.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:Environmental Pollution
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0269-7491
ISSN (Online):1873-6424

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