OSU Researcher Finds New Methods to Remove Harmful
Algae Toxins from
August 15, 2006
Ohio Sea Grant researcher Dr. Hal Walker has discovered an efficient method
to remove 95% of harmful microcystins from
Microcystis, a form of blue-green algae, which occur in
Water treatment facilities, however, do not specifically treat drinking water for microcystins and many of the conventional removal processes are ineffective on them.
“With 13 million people relying on
To remove the toxins,
The result of the two technologies was a 95% removal of the toxin from the water.
For more about this Ohio Sea Grant funded research, go to Twine Line’s research feature at www.ohioseagrant.osu.edu/_documents/twineline/v28i2.pdf.
For more information about this Ohio Sea Grant funded project: contact
Dr. Hal Walker,
Jill Jentes Banicki,