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Release of Intracellular Cyanotoxins during Oxidation

Project Number # 1104

Release of Intracellular Cyanotoxins during Oxidation of Natural Bloom Samples and Laboratory Cultured Cells

Project Leader:  Nicholas Crosbie

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The application of oxidation on cyanobacteria influences subsequent treatment of both cells and cyanotoxins. The water industry needs to improve knowledge of the phenomena governing the oxidation process in fresh water sources, wastewater lagoons and stabilisation ponds in order to optimise the treatment.

This WaterRA project is a part of a broader Water Research Foundation (WRF) Tailored Collaboration Project to provide added benefit to Australian utilities.

A framework will be generated to create guideline values for oxidation conditions where (1) the intracellular cyanotoxin will be released, and (2) fluorescence-based probe measurements idicate when cell damage has occurred.