Determining the possible application value of diatoms as indicators of general water quality : A comparison with SASS 5 PA

@inproceedings{Rey2004DeterminingTP,
  title={Determining the possible application value of diatoms as indicators of general water quality : A comparison with SASS 5 PA},
  author={D Rey and J Taylor and Alo Laas and Leon van Rensburg and Andr{\'e} Vosloo},
  year={2004}
}
The applicability of a European numerical diatom index, the Specific Pollution sensitivity Index (SPI), was tested in a river system where the SPI scores were compared both to chemical water quality and to scores yielded using a macro-invertebrate index of riverine health namely the South African Scoring System (SASS 5). This investigation showed that the SPI reflects certain elements of water quality with a high degree of accuracy. Due to the broad species base of SPI, few problems were… CONTINUE READING
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