Accession Number : ADB178328

Title :   Rapid Field Toxicity Test for Water Supplies. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Feb-15 Aug 93,

Corporate Author : SAN'DOIL CO NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s) : Sabate, Robert W. ; Dewailly, Edmund L. ; Stiffey, Arthur V.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The natural bioluminescence of the microscopic marine dinoflagellate alga, Pyrocystis lunula, is quenched measurably in the presence of toxins. This principle, trade-named Lumitox, was employed in the development of a portable, hand-held instrument trade-named TOX-BOY, in response to a solicitation by the United States Army for a rapid field toxicity test for water supplies. TOY,-BOX is capable of detecting dangerous concentrations of toxins in most environmental media. Portable, Water, Toxicity, Test, Bioluminescence, SBIR, RAD III, Phase.

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *WATER SUPPLIES, *CONTAINERS, ARMY, BIOLUMINESCENCE, BOXES, COMMERCE, HAND HELD, HANDS, MEDIA, PHASE, RESPONSE, SUPPLIES, TEST AND EVALUATION, UNITED STATES, WATER, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE