Use of lumistox test to assess the toxicity of industrial wastewaters

BAYCAN N., Sengul F.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.14, no.9, pp.803-806, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.803-806
  • Keywords: LUMIStox toxicity test method, cotton textile industry, tannery industry, petrochemical industry wastewaters, petroleum refinery
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Many new analytical methods have been developed to detect water and wastewater toxicities and a wide variety of biological screening tests are being employed in testing them. In this study, influent and effluent toxicity of the treatment plants of Cotton Textile, Tannery, Petrochemical, and Petroleum Refinery industries were studied by using LUMIStox toxicity test method. The degree of toxicity can be determined by the intensity of light emitted after 5, 15 and 30 min by the luminescent bacteria. According to experimental results, the wastewater of cotton textile industry was the most toxic one tested. In general, the toxicity increased after chemical treatment, but decreased after biological treatment.