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Comparative toxicological effects of two antifouling biocides on the marine diatom Chaetoceros lorenzianus: Damage and post-exposure recovery.
Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017 Oct; 144:97-106.EE

Abstract

Antifouling biocides are commonly used in coastal electric power stations to prevent biofouling in their condenser cooling systems. However, the environmental impact of the chemical biocides is less understood than the thermal stress effects caused by the condenser effluents. In this study, Chaetoceros lorenzianus, a representative marine diatom, was used to analyse the toxicity of two antifouling biocides, chlorine and chlorine dioxide. The diatom cells were subjected to a range of concentrations of the biocides (from 0.05 to 2mg/L, as total residual oxidants, TRO) for contact time of 30min. They were analysed for viability, genotoxicity, chlorophyll a and cell density endpoints. The cells were affected at all concentrations of the biocides (0.05-2mg/L), showing dose-dependent decrease in viability and increase in DNA damage. The treated cells were later incubated in filtered seawater devoid of biocide to check for recovery. The cells were able to recover in terms of overall viability and DNA damage, when they had been initially treated with low concentrations of the biocides (0.5mg/L of Cl2 or 0.2mg/L of ClO2). Chlorophyll a analysis showed irreparable damage at all concentrations, while cell density showed increasing trend of reduction, if treated above 0.5mg/L of Cl2 and 0.2mg/L of ClO2. The data indicated that in C. lorenzianus, cumulative toxic effects and recovery potential of ClO2 up to 0.2mg/L were comparable with those of Cl2, up to 0.5mg/L concentration in terms of the studied endpoints. The results indicate that at the biocide levels currently being used at power stations, recovery of the organism is feasible upon return to ambient environment. Similar studies should be carried out on other planktonic and benthic organisms, which will be helpful in the formulation of future guidelines for discharge of upcoming antifouling biocides such as chlorine dioxide.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Biofouling and Biofilm Processes Section, Water and Steam Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Kalpakkam 603102, India.Biofouling and Biofilm Processes Section, Water and Steam Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Kalpakkam 603102, India; Homi Bhabha National Institute, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai 400094, India.Marine Biotechnology, ESSO-National Institute of Ocean Technology, Pallikaranai, Chennai 600100, India.Biofouling and Biofilm Processes Section, Water and Steam Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Kalpakkam 603102, India; Homi Bhabha National Institute, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai 400094, India. Electronic address: vpvenu@barc.gov.in.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28601522

Citation

Chavan, Pooja, et al. "Comparative Toxicological Effects of Two Antifouling Biocides On the Marine Diatom Chaetoceros Lorenzianus: Damage and Post-exposure Recovery." Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, vol. 144, 2017, pp. 97-106.
Chavan P, Kumar R, Kirubagaran R, et al. Comparative toxicological effects of two antifouling biocides on the marine diatom Chaetoceros lorenzianus: Damage and post-exposure recovery. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017;144:97-106.
Chavan, P., Kumar, R., Kirubagaran, R., & Venugopalan, V. P. (2017). Comparative toxicological effects of two antifouling biocides on the marine diatom Chaetoceros lorenzianus: Damage and post-exposure recovery. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 144, 97-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.06.001
Chavan P, et al. Comparative Toxicological Effects of Two Antifouling Biocides On the Marine Diatom Chaetoceros Lorenzianus: Damage and Post-exposure Recovery. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017;144:97-106. PubMed PMID: 28601522.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Comparative toxicological effects of two antifouling biocides on the marine diatom Chaetoceros lorenzianus: Damage and post-exposure recovery. AU - Chavan,Pooja, AU - Kumar,Rajesh, AU - Kirubagaran,Ramalingam, AU - Venugopalan,Vayalam P, Y1 - 2017/06/09/ PY - 2016/12/01/received PY - 2017/05/24/revised PY - 2017/06/01/accepted PY - 2017/6/12/pubmed PY - 2017/11/29/medline PY - 2017/6/12/entrez KW - Antifouling biocides KW - Chaetoceros lorenzianus KW - Comet assay KW - Genotoxicity KW - Phytoplankton KW - SYTOX(®) viability assay SP - 97 EP - 106 JF - Ecotoxicology and environmental safety JO - Ecotoxicol Environ Saf VL - 144 N2 - Antifouling biocides are commonly used in coastal electric power stations to prevent biofouling in their condenser cooling systems. However, the environmental impact of the chemical biocides is less understood than the thermal stress effects caused by the condenser effluents. In this study, Chaetoceros lorenzianus, a representative marine diatom, was used to analyse the toxicity of two antifouling biocides, chlorine and chlorine dioxide. The diatom cells were subjected to a range of concentrations of the biocides (from 0.05 to 2mg/L, as total residual oxidants, TRO) for contact time of 30min. They were analysed for viability, genotoxicity, chlorophyll a and cell density endpoints. The cells were affected at all concentrations of the biocides (0.05-2mg/L), showing dose-dependent decrease in viability and increase in DNA damage. The treated cells were later incubated in filtered seawater devoid of biocide to check for recovery. The cells were able to recover in terms of overall viability and DNA damage, when they had been initially treated with low concentrations of the biocides (0.5mg/L of Cl2 or 0.2mg/L of ClO2). Chlorophyll a analysis showed irreparable damage at all concentrations, while cell density showed increasing trend of reduction, if treated above 0.5mg/L of Cl2 and 0.2mg/L of ClO2. The data indicated that in C. lorenzianus, cumulative toxic effects and recovery potential of ClO2 up to 0.2mg/L were comparable with those of Cl2, up to 0.5mg/L concentration in terms of the studied endpoints. The results indicate that at the biocide levels currently being used at power stations, recovery of the organism is feasible upon return to ambient environment. Similar studies should be carried out on other planktonic and benthic organisms, which will be helpful in the formulation of future guidelines for discharge of upcoming antifouling biocides such as chlorine dioxide. SN - 1090-2414 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28601522/Comparative_toxicological_effects_of_two_antifouling_biocides_on_the_marine_diatom_Chaetoceros_lorenzianus:_Damage_and_post_exposure_recovery_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0147-6513(17)30327-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -