LuminoTox, a new easy to use tool for
toxicity assessment, has been tested
on various types of wastewaters to
validate its effectiveness and scope
LuminoTox proved effective for rapid toxicity detection (15 minutes) in both treated and untreated effluents, including municipal wastewaters, leachates from landfill sites, pulp and paper mill effluents and mining industry effluents. It was also found to be an effective means of assessing the level of toxicity reduction in these types of effluents following treatment in various systems, such as those using activated sludge, aerated ponds or sequential biological reactors.
LuminoTox is a tool that can complement routine physico-chemical analyses and standardized bioassays by rapidly providing an index of the toxic potential of effluents.