Masters Theses

Author

Jie Ding

Abstract

"The presence of algal toxins, or cyanotoxins, in surface water has been increasingly reported. These highly hazardous toxins are potential threat to both human health and animals by contaminating drinking water sources over the world. In this research project, inactivation of Microcystis aeruginosa cells and release and removal of intracellular microcystins during several oxidative and physical treatments was studied. The results of this study show that chlorine dioxide, sonication, low salinity and quick blending with tissuemiser caused immediate release of microcystin-LR to water after treatment. No significant increase of toxin level was observed after treatment with free chlorine, ozone, permanganate, monochloramine and UV. For disinfection efficiency of Microcystis aeruginosa, ozone was the strongest; free chlorine, chlorine dioxide and UV also showed good disinfection efficiency; monochloramine had a weak effect on disinfecting Microcystis aeruginosa cells"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Adams, C. D. (Craig D.)

Committee Member(s)

Ludlow, Douglas K.
Ma, Yinfa

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Missouri. Department of Natural Resources

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2008

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Release and removal of microcystins from microcystis during oxidative- and UV-based disinfection

Pagination

xi, 69 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2008 Jie Ding, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Water -- Purification -- Disinfection
Microcystins
Microcystis
Microcystis aeruginosa

Thesis Number

T 10245

Print OCLC #

863048862

Electronic OCLC #

905651883

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu:80/record=b10158108~S5

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