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Chemical control of mussel settlement in a cooling water system using acrolein
Rijstenbil, J.W.; Van Galen, C.G. (1981). Chemical control of mussel settlement in a cooling water system using acrolein. Environ. Pollut. Serie A 25: 187-195.
In: Environmental Pollution. Elsevier: Barking. ISSN 0269-7491; e-ISSN 1873-6424, more
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    Control > Chemical control
    Cooling systems
    Water > Cooling water
    Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

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  • Rijstenbil, J.W., more
  • Van Galen, C.G.

    Mussel growth in a cooling water system was controlled with acrolein. The settlement of young mussels was reduced by 97% with 0.6 ppm acrolein applied during 8h/day under laboratory conditions. In control experiments about 13% of the mussels became detached at 0 ppm acrolein, in running seawater. Under the same circumstance a settlement reduction of 84% may be achieved in practice: a 24 h application of 0.6 ppm acrolein, followed by a 48 h seawater flow, was recommended. An environmental concentration below the toxicity threshold of 0.06 ppm acrolein will be achieved by a tenfold dilution on discharge.

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