Integrate And Develop The Natural Endod

Period of Performance: 01/01/1997 - 12/31/1997


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Prolong Water Service Corp.
901 Corwin Street
Defiance, OH 43512
Principal Investigator


Experiments using a static bioassay system as a basis to develop a focal control method forDreissena illustrates the potential usefulness of the plant molluscicides, Lemmatoxins, fromPhytolacca dodecandra or Endod. Endod at a dose higher than 15mg/L is lethal to adult zebramussels, while a lower dose prevents their adhesion and aggregation. Since Endod plant havebeen successfully grown as monoculture, demands on large quantities of Endod usage in waterintakes should stimulate further agri-cultivation. The unique approach of this project will focuson demonstrating the use of the Endod berry for industrial and municipal applications.