Toxicity of linear alkylbenene sulphonate (LAS) detergent, to Clarias gariepinus fingerlings

Ogundele, O. and Ihuahi, J.A. and Omojowo, F.S. and Bitrus, P. (2005) Toxicity of linear alkylbenene sulphonate (LAS) detergent, to Clarias gariepinus fingerlings. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 273-276.

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Abstract

The acute toxicity of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonate (LAS) detergent to Clarias gariepinus fingerlings was investigated using static bioassays and continous aeration over a period of 96h. The 96h LC sub(50) was determined as 24.00mgL super(-1). During the exposure period, the test fish exhibited several behavioural changes before death such as restlessness, rapid swimming, loss of balance, respiratory distress and haemorrhaging of gill filaments amongst others. Opercula ventilation rate as well as visual examination of dead fish indicates lethal effects of the detergent on the fish. Water quality examination showed increase in pH from 6.55 to the alkaline, death point of 10.55. There was also a remarkabel rise of alkalinity from 20.00mgL super(-1) to 52.50mgL super(-1)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Toxicity of linear alkylbenene sulphonate (LAS) detergent, to Clarias gariepinus fingerlings
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Ogundele, O.
Ihuahi, J.A.
Omojowo, F.S.
Bitrus, P.
Page Range: pp. 273-276
Date: 2005
Event Title: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Ilorin, Nigeria
Event Dates: 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; behavioural responses; bioassays; detergents; pollution effects; symptoms; toxicity tests; pH effects; Clarias gariepinus
Subjects: Pollution
Aquaculture
Chemistry
Item ID: 4036
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 08:38
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:40
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4036

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