D3978-80(1987)e1 Standard Practice for Algal Growth Potential Testing with Selenastrum Capricornutum
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1.1 This practice measures by Selenastrum capricornutum growth response, the biological availability of nutrients, as contrasted with chemical analysis of the components of the sample. This practice is useful for assessing the impact of nutrients, and changes in their loading, upon freshwater algal productivity. Other laboratory or indigenous algae can be used with this practice. However, Selenastrum capricornutum must be cultured as a reference alga along with the alternative algal species.
1.2 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For a specific precautionary statement, see Note 3 in Section 15.