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Removal and degradation of microcystins from drinking water using biofilters
Project ID: D2018-52Background Harmful algal blooms (HABs) release microcystin (MC) toxins that can end up in drinking water, causing a range of illnesses, including liver cancer. Currently, water treatment facilities remove or degrade MC using chlorination, ozonation, activated carbon adsorption, and/or floculation. However, those techniques are ...
Methods for detecting exposure to cyantoxins
Project ID: D2018-46Background Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) are becoming more frequent worldwide due to factors such as temperature increase and pollution. Microcystins (MC) are carcinogenic toxins released by the algae during a blooms. MC exposure can occur via skin contact, inhalation, and ingestion and can cause illness in people and animals. MC d...
Pyrrole-Based Extraction Materials for Microcystin Separation and Analysis
Project ID: D2018-20Background When water conditions are favorable for cyanobacteria growth, harmful algae blooms (HAB) can result, causing elevated levels of toxins called microcystins (MCs). There are over 140 microcystin variants. The EPA suggests that MC-LR variant concentration in drinking water should be less than 0.3 ug/L. Trace levels of M...