Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins
Editors: A. Hiskia, T.M. Triantis, M. Antoniou, T. Kaloudis, D.D. Dionysiou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2020
Provides a comprehensive overview of key methods for treating water tainted by cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins.
Toxigenic cyanobacteria are one of the main health risks associated with water resources. Consequently, the analysis, control, and removal of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins from water supplies is a high priority research area. This book presents a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art research on water treatment methods for the removal of cyanobacteria, taste and odor compounds, and cyanotoxins.
Starting with an introduction to the subject, Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins offers chapters on cyanotoxins and human health, conventional physical-chemical treatment for the removal of cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins, removal of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins by membrane processes, biological treatment for the destruction of cyanotoxins, and conventional disinfection and/or oxidation processes. Other chapters look at advanced oxidation processes, removal/destruction of taste and odour compounds, transformation products of cyanobacterial metabolites during treatment and integrated drinking water processes.
Provides a comprehensive overview of key methods for treating water tainted by cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins
Bridges the gap between basic knowledge of cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins and practical management guidelines
Includes integrated processes case studies and real-life examples
Developed within the frame of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)–funded CYANOCOST
A must-have resource for every water treatment plant, Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins is a valuable resource for all researchers in water chemistry and engineering, environmental chemistry as well as water companies and authorities, water resource engineers and managers, environmental and public health protection organizations.
About the Author
Anastasia E. Hiskia, is Research Director at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece.
Theodoros M. Triantis, is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece.
Maria G. Antoniou, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos, Cyprus.
Triantafyllos Kaloudis, is head of the Organic Micropollutants Laboratory of the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company, EYDAP SA, Greece.Dionysios D. Dionysiou, is Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.