• Project No 1005
  • Project Name Alternative and Innovative Methods for Source Water Management of Algae and Cyanobacteria
  • Lead Organisation SA Water
  • Research Lead AWQC
  • Main Researcher Mike Burch
  • Completion Year 2012

Project Description

Blue-green algae are a nuisance, especially when they bloom and grow to high numbers in water storages and reservoirs. Traditionally, the water industry killed unwanted algae by adding copper sulphate. The problem is that this algicide is toxic and kills non-target species in the aquatic ecosystem. This project examined a range of alternatives by testing their practicality of application, efficacy, and cost.