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Implementation of Biological Filtration for the Treatment of Cyanobacterial Metabolites

Emma Sawade Lionel Ho Daniel Hoefel Gayle Newcombe

90 pages
IWA Publishing
Specific issues investigated in this project were: Identifying the most effective substrate for optimum biofilm formation, and the range of operating conditions for optimum removals to be achieved; developing a standard suite of laboratory tests, both simulated filtration tests and genetic tests, to identify the potential of an existing filter to remove cyanobacterial metabolites; better understanding of the lag period prior to the onset of degradation of several metabolites; and the feasibility of artificially inoculating or “seeding” filters to enhance removal of the cyanobacterial metabolites. 

This book is co-published with Water Research Australia.