- Project No 4523
- Project Name Application of in situ fluorometers for monitoring algal blooms in water supply systems: potential for real time treatment validation and reactive chemical adjustment
- Lead Organisation SA Water
- Research Lead UNSW Sydney
- Main Researcher Florence Choo
- Completion Year 2019
Cyanobacterial blooms are a concern for water utilities due to the potential production of cyanotoxins and taste and odours. Current detection methods are slow and may not capture changes in bloom density which can prevent utilities in rapidly adjusting their treatment process. This project investigated using in situ fluorometers as a tool for real-time cyanobacteria monitoring an treatment adjustment.
PhD Thesis completed by Florence Choo in 2019.