Effects of Oxidative and Physical Treatments on Inactivation of Cylindrospermopsis Raciborskii and Removal of Cylindrospermopsin


The presence of toxic cyanobacterial blooms (or blue-green algae) in water bodies used either as drinking water or for recreational purposes may present serious health risks for the human population. In this study, the removal of the chemical toxin, cylindrospermopsin, via free chlorine, chlorine dioxide, monochloramine, permanganate, ozone, and UV irradiation was studied. Ozone and free chlorine were found to be highly effective for cylindrospermopsion removal while the other disinfectants were ineffective. Ozone and free chlorine were also determined to be highly effective for the inactivation of the cyanobacteria, Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii, at typical water treatment exposures, chlorine dioxide, monochloramine, and permanganate were only marginally effective at inactivation of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii.



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Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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Blue Green Algae; Chemical Toxins; Chlorine Dioxides; Cyanobacteria; Cyanobacterial Blooms; Cyanotoxin; Cylindrospermopsin; Drinking Water; Free Chlorine; Human Population; Monochloramine; Physical Treatments; UV Irradiation; Waterbodies; Algae; Amination; Chlorine; Disinfection; Health Risks; Ozone; Ozone Water Treatment; Potable Water; Surface Waters; Chemicals Removal (Water Treatment); Chlorine; Cylindrospermopsin; Permanganate Potassium; Algal Bloom; Cyanobacterium; Disinfection; Irradiation; Oxidation; Removal Experiment; Toxin; Water Treatment; Aerobic Metabolism; Animal Cell; Chemical Structure; Cylindrospermopsis; Cylindrospermopsis Raciborskii; Disinfection; Enzyme Inactivation; Health Hazard; Nonhuman; Physiotherapy; Ultraviolet Irradiation; Water Supply; Chloramines; Chlorine; Chlorine Compounds; Chromatography; Liquid; Extracellular Space; Intracellular Space; Manganese Compounds; Microbial Viability; Oxidation-Reduction; Oxides; Ultraviolet Rays; Uracil; Chlorophyta

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Publication Date

01 Jul 2009