American Society of Civil Engineers

Interpreting Dredge Material Bioassay Data—COBIAA

by Charles H. Lutz, (Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States), Thomas M. Dillon, (Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States), Mark H. Houck, (Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States), and Jeff R. Wright, (Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States)

pp. 108-113

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions
Abstract: Two types of sediment bioassays may be conducted in the regulatory evaluation of dredged material, toxicity tests and bioaccumulation tests. COBIAA (for the Consequences of Bioaccumulation in Aquatic Animals) is an expert system being developed to help interpret bioaccumulation test results. Since regulatory decisions are based on both types of bioassays, a brief overview is given of these tests followed by a description of the proposed expert system.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Chemical properties
Expert systems

Author Keywords:
Assays - Expert systems - Marine biology - Toxicity
Consequences of bioaccumulation in aquatic animals (COBIAA) - Sediment bioassays