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Robinson, R. (1994) Endocrine Effects of Pulp Mill Effluents on Non-Target Aquatic Organisms. PhD Thesis, University of Guelph, Guelph.

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  • TITLE: Mutagenicity of Wastewater Extracts from Pulp and Paper Industry

    AUTHORS: Samira Umme Aiman, Abdul Malik

    KEYWORDS: Mutagenicity, Pulp and Paper Industry, Wastewater Extracts

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol.8 No.2, February 28, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Wastewater samples were collected from pulp and paper mill located in Kashipur (India) and were extracted using dichloromethane (DCM), chloroform and hexane solvents (all were HPLC-grade). The extracts were assayed for their mutagenic potential using Ames Salmonella mutagenicity assay. TA98 strain was found to be the most responsive, in terms of induction factor (Mi) and slope (m) of the initial linear dose-response curve as determined by linear regression analysis up to the increasing doses indicating the presence of frame shift mutagens in the test samples. Mutagenicity of different extracts is arranged as follows: dichloromethane extracted water samples > hexane extracted water samples > chloroform extracted water samples. Hexane extract exhibited maximum mutagenic index of 13.0 and induction factor (Mi) 2.48 with TA98. The order of responsiveness based on the mutagenic index and induction factor for the test samples was in the following order: TA98 > TA97a > TA100 > TA102 > TA104. Our findings suggest that TA97a, TA98, TA100, TA102, TA104 were sensitive towards the wastewater extracts and showed considerable mutagenicity.