Harmful Algae Blooms in Drinking Water: Removal of Cyanobacterial Cells and Toxins.pdf
Although harmful blooms (HABs) of cyanobacteria are a major challenge facing water managers across the globe, currently no books cover the treatment of drinking water to mitigate the harmful effects of these algal blooms. A synthesis of current research literature, this book provides a detailed description of the factors affecting the occurrence, toxicity, and treatment of cyanobacterial cells and toxins in drinking water. It provides the necessary tools so that treatment plant operators, engineers, and water managers can understand the vulnerability of drinking water treatment plants to cyanotoxins and develop treatment schemes to minimize the impact of these contaminants.
Introduction. Occurrence and Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). HAB Toxin Properties, Toxicity and Health Effects. Regulations of HABs in Surface and Drinking Water. Source Water Control of HABs. Conventional Processes for Removal of HAB Cells and Toxins from Drinking Water. Advanced Treatment Processes for Removal of HAB Cells and Toxins from Drinking Water. Summary and Conclusions.