Removal of algal toxins and taste and odor compounds during desalination.
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Dixon, Mike B.
Boerlage, Siobhan F.E.
Anderson, Donald M.
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A major challenge in desalination is the removal of harmful algal bloom (HAB) toxins and taste and odor compounds (hereafter referred to as algal metabolites) using common treatment techniques. Removal of other compounds such as polysaccharides, proteins or transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) are discussed in Chapter 2. Taste and odor compounds are materials produced during a HAB that are not detrimental to human health, but cause customer dissatisfaction and often a misconception that the drinking water is not suitable for consumption. Toxins are detrimental to human health and are discussed in Chapter 2. Here the objective is to assess each process unit in a common desalination treatment train, both for SWRO and thermal desalination, and address how each is best optimized to act as a barrier to these specific algal metabolites. Where treatment techniques in seawater applications exist, these have been referenced and used as examples. As little documentation exists on re.....
Title of ReportHarmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Desalination: a Guide to Impacts, Monitoring and Management.
Editor(s) of ReportAnderson, D.M.
PublisherIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Series;NrIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Manuals and Guides;78
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Best Practice TypeManual
CitationDixon, M. B.; Boerlage, S.F.E.; Churman, H.; Henthorne, L. and Anderson, D. M.(2017) Removal of algal toxins and taste and odor compounds during desalination. In: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Desalination: A Guide to Impacts, Monitoring and Management. (eds. Anderson D. M.; Boerlage, S. F. E. and Dixon, M.B.), Paris, France, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, pp.315-332. (IOC Manuals and Guides No. 78). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-315
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