Aquatic Toxicology

McCampbell Analytical, Inc. is continuing to expand our Aquatic Toxicology department and has recently added several new test methods and capabilities to its list of certifications. With over 30 years of combined experience in the field of aquatic toxicology, our staff has collaborated on the best way to streamline the process of aquatic toxicity testing and developed a product which allows us to eliminate the amount of staff time spent on each test. This increase in overall efficiency allows us to reduce test costs and pass these savings along to our clients. Below is a list of our aquatic toxicity testing capabilities.

Hazardous Waste Characterization (Title 22 CCR)

The Hazardous Waste Characterization Bioassay is a short term method designed to detect and quantify the toxicity of a sample in-order to classify the sample as “hazardous” or “non-hazardous” so that our clients are able determine how best to dispose of a material. We are ELAP accredited in the California Hazardous Waste Protocol (CDFG 1988) as mandated under Title 22 CCR. Samples typically tested include:









Acute and Chronic Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing Methods

Whole effluent toxicity testing (WET) services are frequently used by our clients for compliance purposes established in their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge permit. MAI holds ELAP accreditation in several acute and chronic WET test methods that we use to assist our clients in effluent, storm water, and ambient water quality monitoring.

Acute Toxicity: EPA-821-R-02-012 Methods for Measuring Acute Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Waters to Freshwater and Marine Organisms (5th Edition); 2002.






Chronic Toxicity: EPA-821-R-02-013 Short-term Methods for Estimating the Chronic Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Waters to Freshwater Organisms. (4th Edition); 2002.






Product Testing Methods

MAI is frequently approached by chemical manufacturers to conduct testing of products to fulfill the aquatic ecological effects analysis requirements of their product registration and SDS requirements. MAI is capable of performing product tests using the following test methods: