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Physico-chemical treatment methods for the removal of microcystins (cyanobacterial hepatotoxins) from potable waters.

Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K.J.

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Peter K.J. Robertson



Abstract

The incidence of cyanobacterial blooms in freshwaters, including drinking water reservoirs, has increased over the past few decades due to rising nutrient levels. Microcystins are hepatotoxins released from cyanobacteria and have been responsible for the death of humans as well as domestic and wild animals. Microcystins are chemically very stable and many processes have only limited efficacy in removing them. In this paper we review a range of water treatment methods which have been applied to removing microcystins from potable waters.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 30, 1999
Journal Chemical society reviews
Print ISSN 0306-0012
Electronic ISSN 1460-4744
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 4
Pages 217-224
Institution Citation LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 1999. Physico-chemical treatment methods for the removal of microcystins (cyanobacterial hepatotoxins) from potable waters. Chemical society reviews [online], 28(4), pages 217-224. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/A805416I
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/A805416I
Keywords Cyanobacterial blooms in freshwaters; Rising nutrient levels; Microcystins; Hepatotoxin removal; Microcystin removal; Potable water

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