The effects of power plant effluents on the growth of phytoplankton in adjacent estuarine waters.

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dc.call-noQK 933 .S34 1975 GBAYen_US
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dc.contributor.authorShieh, D.W.en_US
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dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:20:53Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:20:53Z
dc.date.issued1975en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description113 p., Thesisen_US
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dc.description.abstractThe effects of Houston Lighting and Power Company's Cedar Bayou Generating Station on the growth of phytoplankton in adjacent estuarine waters were investigated during the period from May 1974 through May 1975. Monthly chlorophyll a concentrations and C14 uptake rates were measured in samples from 11 stations as the estimates of the phytoplankton standing crops and primary productivity rates in the waters of the cooling system and adjacent estuarine areas. Bioassays were conducted with samples from 8 stations to determine the suitability of water for phytoplankton growth by fluorometrically measuring the relative growth of Skeletonema costatum and the naturally occurring mixed phytoplankton populations. Surface measurements of water temperature, salinity, electrical conductivity and pH were made each month at each station. The chlorophyll a concentrations and primary productivity rates were higher in samples from the cooling pond discharge station and the lower Cedar Bayou stations in the old bayou channel and the man-made canal than were samples in the upper Cedar Bayou stations and the other stations of Trinity Bay. Although chlorophyll a concentrations were less in the waters of the discharge canal than in the plant's intake area, the discharge water stimulated phytoplankton growth in the cooling pond outfall area. The results of bioassays also indicated that the water samples from the cooling pond discharge station were more suitable for the growth of phytoplankton than were samples from the other Trinity Bay stations.en_US
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dc.geo-codeCedar Bayouen_US
dc.geo-codeTrinity Bayen_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/23973
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dc.locationGBIC Collectionen_US
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dc.notesSubmitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science.en_US
dc.placeCollege Station, Texasen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University.en_US
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dc.subjectenvironmental impacten_US
dc.subjectphytoplanktonen_US
dc.subjectbioassaysen_US
dc.subjectchlorophyllsen_US
dc.subjectcarbon 14en_US
dc.subjectSkeletonema costatumen_US
dc.subjectgrowthen_US
dc.subjectwastewateren_US
dc.subjectprimary productionen_US
dc.titleThe effects of power plant effluents on the growth of phytoplankton in adjacent estuarine waters.en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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