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Effects of Olive Oil Mill Waste Water (OMWW) on the Frog Larvae


In this research, acute effect of the olive oil mill wastewater (OMWW) on the frog larvae has been studied. Larvae showed hyperactivity symptoms first and loss of balance and remained motionless due to toxicity of wastewater. Toxicity was observed between 2 and 159 min depending on the test concentrations. Upon removing the phenolic compounds from the OMWW, this effect was seen after 248 min. Potential effects of the OMWW in Lake Iznik were also researched. Salinity of the lake water changed from 0.2 ‰ to 0.0 ‰ respectively in the measurements done in May and December.

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Inceli, A.L., Sengezer-Inceli, M. Effects of Olive Oil Mill Waste Water (OMWW) on the Frog Larvae. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 89, 281–285 (2012).

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  • OMWW
  • Olive oil mill wastewater
  • Frog larvae