Accession Number : ADP004743

Title :   Studies on Analytical Method of Acrylamide Monomer and Accumulation into Fish,

Corporate Author : TSUKUBA UNIV IBARAKI (JAPAN) INST OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Fujiki,M. ; Asada,J. ; Shimizu,T.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Acrylamide polymer is widely used as a coagulant for the treatment of industrial wastewater, domestic sewage, sludge, and reclamation and dredging effluent. The polymer includes 0.01% of acrylamide monomer, a well known neurotoxin. An analytical method for determination of acrylamide method for determination of acrylamide monomer in carp was investigated. The rate of accumulation of acrylamide monomer in fish was slow and reached about 0.8 times the concentration in the rearing water (10 ppm) at day 40. The accumulation of acrylamide monomer in fish from polymer was nondetectable. Therefore, it is concluded that the use of acrylamide polymer as a coagulant may not cause serious problems for human health.

Descriptors :   *ACRYLIC RESINS, AMIDES, MONOMERS, ACCUMULATION, TOXIC HAZARDS, FISHES, HUMANS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, COAGULATION, WATER TREATMENT, JAPAN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE