drinking water toxin Articles

  • Occurrence of toxic cyanobacteria and microcystin toxin in domestic water storage reservoirs, Egypt

    Residents in many developing countries store treated drinking water in tanks or reservoirs because of intermittent and infrequent water supplies. Many studies have focused on bacterial contamination of domestic reservoir waters, the cyanobacterial and algal contamination is largely unexplored. Therefore, the present study investigates toxic cyanobacteria and their microcystin (MC) toxins in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dynamics of cyanobacteria and cyanobacterial toxins and their correlation with environmental parameters in Tri An Reservoir, Vietnam

    This study evaluates the water quality from Tri An Reservoir, a drinking water supply for several million people in southern Vietnam, in terms of cyanobacterial biomass and their potent toxins, microcystins (MCs). Cyanobacteria, their toxins and environmental parameters were monitored monthly for 1 year (April 2008–March 2009) at six stations covering a transect through the reservoir. Dynamics ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why Everyone Should Drink Filtered Water

    Your body is made up of a lot of water; 60 to 65 percent to be exact. The water that you drink each day helps to replenish your body and give you strength. But, if you’re drinking water that contains heavy amounts of chemicals, metals, and other harmful ingredients, what does that say about your body composition? Untreated water could be responsible for a number of different health and ...

  • A look at some contaminants regulated in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates just over 90 contaminants in public drinking water systems. They include manmade chemicals as well as naturally occurring contaminants from rocks and soil. A look at some of the contaminants that fall under federal or state regulations: ARSENIC: Enters drinking water through eroding natural deposits in the ground or mining and other ...


    By Associated Press

  • Biological Filtration: Future of Drinking Water Treatment

    Water is essential for all human life on the planet, but the fresh water supply is limited and is susceptible to being contaminated by all manner of toxins like arsenic, calcium, and mercury. There are many techniques to remove contaminants, including popular methods that add chemicals to balance others out, but one that not many people understand is biological water system filtration. ...

  • Determining the fate of Microcystis aeruginosa cells and microcystin toxins following chloramination

    The cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa can produce potent toxins known as microcystins. While many studies have focussed on the chlorination of microcystin toxins, little work has been conducted with respect to the chloramination of the microcystins. In addition, no studies have been reported on the effect of chloramination on intact Microcystis cells. This study was conducted ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Novel bacterial strains for the removal of microcystins from drinking water

    Microcystins (MC) and nodularin (NOD) are common contaminants of drinking water around the world and due to their significant health impact it is important to explore suitable approaches for their removal. Unfortunately, these toxins are not always removed by conventional water treatments. One of the most exciting areas that hold promise for a successful and cost effective solution is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Eutrophication linked to disinfection - by products problem in drinking water production

    Eutrophication is one of those big problems that cause water quality degradation. Presence of cyanobacterial toxins and climate change impacts would degrade water quality towards the worst. In regard to the mentioned problems, disinfection-by products strongly act as a consequence of drinking water production. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bromate analysis analysis of bromate in drinking water by hplc and post-column derivatization

    Bromate is a disinfection by-product that is formed when Ozone reacts with naturally occurring Bromide in drinking water. Bromate is a known animal carcinogen and has also been listed as a group 2B toxin: probable human carcinogen. The U.S. EPA Method 300.1 employs conductivity as the means of detection which works well for most anions. However, the method is nonspecific and coeluting ...


    By Pickering Laboratories, Inc.

  • Using UV for Simultaneous Disinfection and Control of Unpleasant Tastes and Odors in Drinking Water

    Algae blooms in surface water sources often lead to off-tastes and odors in finished drinking water. Because public confidence in overall drinking water quality is closely related to aesthetic quality, there is increasing interest in solving taste and odor issues.  UV-oxidation, the combination of UV and hydrogen peroxide, offers the ability to treat taste and odor (T&O) while simultaneously ...

  • Vulnerability of Quebec drinking-water treatment plants to cyanotoxins in a climate change context

    Cyanobacteria are a growing concern in the province of Quebec due to recent highly publicised bloom episodes. The health risk associated with the consumption of drinking water coming from contaminated sources was unknown. A study was undertaken to evaluate treatment plants' capacity to treat cyanotoxins below the maximum recommended concentrations of 1.5 μg/L microcystin-LR (MC-LR) and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Opportunistic pathogens and faecal indicators in drinking water associated biofilms in Cluj, Romania

    Biofouling occurs without exception in all water systems, with undesirable effects such as biocorrosion and deterioration of water quality. Drinking water associated biofilms represent a potential risk to human health by harbouring pathogenic or toxin-releasing microorganisms. This is the first study investigating the attached microbiota, with potential threat to human health, in a public water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Extensive Solutions for Removing Arsenic from Your Drinking Water

    You may not be aware that your water supply has unsafe levels of arsenic in it. If testing proves this to be the case, you must immediately find a form of arsenic water treatment to help you have access to clean drinking water again. Arsenic is a poisonous substance that has innumerable negative health effects on humans. There are several methods of performing arsenic removal from ...

  • Neighborhood diversity of potentially pathogenic bacteria in drinking water from the city of Maroua, Cameroon

    This study examined the spatial variation of potential gastrointestinal pathogens within drinking water sources and home storage containers in four neighborhoods in Maroua, Cameroon. Samples were collected from source (n= 28) and home containers (n= 60) in each study neighborhood. Pathogen contamination was assessed using quantitative ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fecal contamination and Microcystis in drinking-water sources of rural Cambodia using PCR and culture-based methods

    Rural communities within low-income countries frequently rely on a range of drinking-water sources, and each water source varies in its potential for biological contamination. The extent and source of biological contamination in primary drinking sources within Kien Svay, Kandal, Cambodia, were determined by fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) measurements, 16S rDNA genetic markers for human and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What’s in Your Water

    Water can be said to be the essence of life. Indeed, in many indigenous cultures, water is strongly linked to a people’s cultural identity. With the unfortunate news about the amount of lead found in Flint, Michigan’s public water system, perhaps more scrutiny and resources will be designated to improve and monitor this vital resource. But before you pour water into your glass, ...

  • Different Biological Water Filtration Systems

    Do you know what’s in your water? Most people don’t. It’s recommended that you drink at least a half-gallon of water each day. If it’s not purified or filtered, that water could be causing unseen damage to your body. Arsenic, salmonella, streptococcus, and influenza viruses could all be present in your tap water. There are many different forms of biological filtration that ...

  • Treating Your Water with a Biological Filtration System

    Poor-quality drinking water can be an enormous hazard to your health. News stories in recent years have reported experiences of unfortunate individuals who have unknowingly consumed tainted or otherwise unsafe drinking water that included high levels of lead, calcium, arsenic, and other chemicals that have serious negative health effects. Before you take another sip of your water supply, consider ...

  • Complex hydrocarbon pollutants in America`s Water

    Class action litigation continues to dominate the environmental news as it relates to MTBE (the cleaner previously used in gasoline), Perchlorate (primarily found in rocket fuel); and 1,4-Dioxane ( a widely used solvent) found in numerous State’s well and surface waters. Over 33-states currently have imposed their own regulations on MTBE, and the USEPA is reviewing what the Federal standard for ...


  • Faster, more accurate test results for water analysis

    The future is bright for a Guelph company whose innovative water-quality monitoring technology is helping industries and municipalities save millions of dollars while better protecting the environment. MANTECH manufactures water analysis systems that provide faster, more accurate test results while using environmentally-friendly methods. Incorporated in 2010, MANTECH has worked with Innovation ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

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