Pilot Scale GAC Tests to Evaluate Toxin Removal

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Blooms of blue- green algae on reservoirs can give rise to the production of toxins that may contaminate freshwaters. There is a potential risk of the toxins entering drinking water supplies and posing a health risk to consumers. There is, therefore, a clear need to identify treatment processes for removing and treating toxin contaminated water. This report describes work which investigated the removal of anatoxin- a by pilot scale GAC (granular activated carbon) adsorbers, and assessed the importance of biodegration. It also investigated microcystin- LR removal, using higher concentrations than in a previous study. The report concludes that GAC filters are highly effective in removal of both toxins, and recommends a suitable contact time for complete removal.



UKWIR Reference :- 96/DW/07/1Published Date :- 17/04/2002
Retail Price (£) :- 9ISBN :- 1 84057 059 8