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Vladimir Sládecek:

System of Water Quality from the Biological Point of View

1973. IV, 218 pages, 71 figures, 64 tables, 16x24cm, 480 g
Language: English

(Advances in Limnology, Volume 7)

ISBN 978-3-510-47005-1, paperback, price: 45.00 €

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1. Introduction 2
2. System of saprobic organisms 3
2.1. History 3
2.2. Critique 7
2.3. Discussion of the critique 12
2.4. Some general observations on the criticism 26
2.5. Definition of saprobity 27
2.6. Other evaluations of water quality independent on saprobic system 28
3. System of saprobity 34
3.1. System KLET 34
3.2. Systems of CASPERS, 1966 38
4. System of water quality 45
4.1. System of saprobity as a part of the system of water quality 46
4.1.1. Katharobity 48
4.1.2. Limnosaprobity 48
4.1.3. Eusaprobity 50
4.2. Fundamentals of the system of saprobity 53
4.2.1. Theory 53
4.2.1.1. Dependence of organisms on saprobic environment 53
4.2.1.2. Successions 60
4.2.1.3. An approximative correlation among biological,
bacteriological and chemical values 68
4.2.1.4. Logic of the division 68
4.2.2. Practice 68

4.2.3. Experiments 69
4.2.3.1. Experiments with municipal sewage 70
4.2.3.2. Experiments with industrial wastes 80
4.3. Evaluation of surface waters (Limnosaprobity) 83

4.3.1. Saprobic valency and the indicative weight of species 83
4.3.2. Saprobic index 86
4.3.3. Relative load 88
4.3.4. Vector computation 89
4.4 Evaluation of sewage and industrial wastes (Eusaprobity) 91
4.4.1. Saprobic valency 91
4.4.2. Saprobic index 93
4.5. Standard evaluation of indicators of saprobity 93
4.5.1. Protozoa 94
4.5.2. Rotatoria 95
4.5.3. Cladoeera 95
4.5.4. Copepoda 96
4.5.5. Chaoborus larvae 96
4.6. Graphical measures of saprobity 96
5. System of toxicity 99
6. Problem of physical factors 104
7. Proposal for a system of radioactivity 105
8. Discussion of the system of water quality 106
8.1. Criteria of water quality 106
8.2. Final comparative table of the system of saprobity 107
9. Trends and the future of the system of water quality 11O
10. Conclusions 112
References 114
Tables 1-64 as appendix 138