Algal Toxins: Occurrence and treatability of anatoxin and microcystins.

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Laboratory cultures of a wide range of algal strains, primarily Anabaena species, failed to produce anatoxin a at high enough concentrations to allow investigation of treatability, despite the presence of very high concentrations of algal biomass. Sampling of reservoir with appropriate algal blooms also failed to identify high concentrations of anatoxin- a. Anatoxin- a may therefore present less of a risk to water supplies than previously thought. The treatability of microcystin variants other than LR was predicted through modelling techniques. The results of this exercise suggest that any strategies which are based on the known amenability of microcystin- LR to treatment should be suitable for removal of the other microcystin variants.



UKWIR Reference :- 97/DW/07/5Published Date :- 17/04/2002
Retail Price (£) :- 10ISBN :- 1 84057 029 6