ISBN: 1 84057 209 4
Published Date: 17/04/2002
The objectives of the report are to provide an update of papers published on the removal of algal toxins by water treatment, and to review the significance of toxins to water supplies worldwide through surveys in the UK and overseas.
In general, papers published since 1995 serve to support the findings from work funded by FWR and UKWIR. The occurrence of algal toxins in recent years would appear to be regional or localised. Generally, UK companies have appropriate measures in place for monitoring and control, and are keeping pace with relevant developments.
Dominant algal species and toxins vary between countries. Some countries appear to have implemented extensive programmes of research, often collaboratively. However, many countries have yet to identify whether algal toxins pose a threat to their water sources, and this may in part be due to lack of funding.