Mobile Exposure Laboratory Trailer-Wastewater Treatment Plant Fish Study

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$220,352
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
St. Cloud State University
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2009
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Monitoring
Research
Counties Affected
Statewide
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$220,352
Number of full time equivalents funded
.63
Project Overview

This project will assess the exposure and effects of WWTP effluent on a model vertebrae organism, the fathead minnow. Through a series of controlled experiments, to be conducted on-site of the WWTP utilizing the Mobile Exposure Laboratory Trailer (MELT),SCSU will address (1) onset and timing of acute exposure effects, (2) downstream exposure effects, and (3) reproductive consequences of exposure for male and female fathead minnows. MPCA EAO staff will provide technical assistance and oversight of the project.

Project Manager
Salutation
Professor
First Name
Heiko
Last Name
Schoenfuss, Ph.D.
Organization Name
St. Cloud State University
Phone
(320) 308-3130
Email
hschoenfuss@stcloudstate.edu