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Adsorption of cyanotoxins on polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate: microplastics as vector of eight microcystin analogues. (2022)
Journal Article
MOURA, D.S., PESTANA, C.J., MOFFAT, C.F., HUI, J., IRVINE, J.T.S., EDWARDS, C. and LAWTON, L.A. 2022. Adsorption of cyanotoxins on polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate: microplastics as vector of eight microcystin analogues. Environmental pollution [online], 303, article 119135. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119135

Plastics are utilised globally but are of environmental concern due to their persistence. The global presence of microplastics (particles

Oxidative stress in the cyanobacterium microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7813: comparison of different analytical cell stress detection assays. (2020)
Journal Article
MENEZES, I., MAXWELL-MCQUEENEY, D., CAPELO-NETO, J., PESTANA, C.J., EDWARDS, C. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Oxidative stress in the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7813: comparison of different analytical cell stress detection assays. Chemosphere [online], 269, article ID 128766. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128766

Cyanobacterial blooms are observed when high cell densities occur and are often dangerous to human and animal health due to the presence of cyanotoxins. Conventional drinking water treatment technology struggles to efficiently remove cyanobacterial c... Read More about Oxidative stress in the cyanobacterium microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7813: comparison of different analytical cell stress detection assays..

Degradation of microcystin-LR and cylindrospermopsin by continuous flow UV-A photocatalysis over immobilised TiO2. [Dataset] (2019)
Dataset
FERVERS, A.-S. and CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D. 2019. Degradation of microcystin-LR and cylindrospermopsin by continuous flow UV-A photocatalysis over immobilised TiO2. [Dataset]. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/969451

The aim of this research was to evaluate the efficiency of photocatalysis using a continuous-flow reactor with immobilised TiO2 on glass tubes and a UV-A light. The effect of flow rate and hydrogen peroxide addition on the efficiency of cyanotoxin re... Read More about Degradation of microcystin-LR and cylindrospermopsin by continuous flow UV-A photocatalysis over immobilised TiO2. [Dataset].

The effect of water treatment unit processes on cyanobacterial trichome integrity. (2018)
Journal Article
PESTANA, C.J., CAPELO-NETO, J., LAWTON, L., OLIVEIRA, S., CARLOTO, I. and LINHARES, H.P. 2019. The effect of water treatment unit processes on cyanobacterial trichome integrity. Science of the total environment [online], 659, pages 1403-1414. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.337

Many toxic and/or noxious cyanobacteria appear in nature with a filamentous, stacked cell arrangement called trichomes. Although water treatment can be optimized to keep cyanobacterial cells intact and to avoid the release of toxic and/or noxious com... Read More about The effect of water treatment unit processes on cyanobacterial trichome integrity..

Consumer perception of water quality during an off-flavor event in Fortaleza-Brazil. (2018)
Journal Article
PESTANA, C.J., CAPELO NETO, J., BARROS, M.U.G., MENEZES, I., GÓIS, A. and SANTOS, G. 2019. Consumer perception of water quality during an off-flavor event in Fortaleza-Brazil. Journal of water supply: research and technology-Aqua [online], 68(1), pages 63-73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2166/aqua.2018.077

During a taste and odor episode (2-methylisoborneol) in a reservoir that supplies the Fortaleza Metropolitan Region, Brazil, two surveys were conducted to determine tap water usage behavior as well as the sensory sensitivity towards off-flavors of pa... Read More about Consumer perception of water quality during an off-flavor event in Fortaleza-Brazil..

A paradigm-shift in water treatment: in-reservoir UV-LED-driven TiO2 photocatalysis for the removal of cyanobacteria: a mesocosm study. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
PESTANA, C.J., CAPELO-NETO, J., HUI, J., ROBERTSON, P.K.J., OLIVEIRA, S., ROGERS, R., SANTOS, A., AZEVEDO, S.M.F.O., EDWARDS, C., IRVINE, J.T.S. and LAWTON, L.A. 2022. A paradigm-shift in water treatment: in-reservoir UV-LED-driven TiO2 photocatalysis for the removal of cyanobacteria: a mesocosm study. Presented at the 12th International conference on toxic cyanobacteria (ICTC 2022), 22-27 May 2022, Toledo, USA.

Potentially harmful cyanobacteria challenge potable water treatment globally, with high biomass events, and dissolved toxic and nuisance metabolites. Retrofitting existing water treatment infrastructure is often impractical (if not impossible) and of... Read More about A paradigm-shift in water treatment: in-reservoir UV-LED-driven TiO2 photocatalysis for the removal of cyanobacteria: a mesocosm study..

Suppressing cyanobacterial dominance by UV-LED TiO2-photocatalysis in a drinking water reservoir: a mesocosm study. (2022)
Journal Article
PESTANA, C.J., SANTOS, A.A., CAPELO-NETO, J. et al. 2022. Suppressing cyanobacterial dominance by UV-LED TiO2-photocatalysis in a drinking water reservoir: a mesocosm study. Water research [online], 226, article 119299. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.119299

Cyanobacteria and their toxic secondary metabolites present challenges for water treatment globally. In this study we have assessed TiO2 immobilized onto recycled foamed glass beads by a facile calcination method, combined in treatment units with 365... Read More about Suppressing cyanobacterial dominance by UV-LED TiO2-photocatalysis in a drinking water reservoir: a mesocosm study..

Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF. (2021)
Journal Article
PESTANA, C.J., MOURA, D.S., CAPELO-NETO, J., EDWARDS, C., DREISBACH, D., SPENGLER, B. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF. Environmental science and technology [online], 55(23), pages 15940-15949. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c05796

The potential of microplastics to act as a vector for micropollutants of natural or anthropogenic origin is of rising concern. Cyanobacterial toxins, including microcystins, are harmful to humans and wildlife. In this study, we demonstrate for the fi... Read More about Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF..