Cyanobacteria News

  • Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. Awarded

    Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. is proud to announce it has again added to its in-house intellectual property with the addition of a groundbreaking advancement in the materials and technologies available for the remediation of CVOCs. IET has expanded the tools available for in-situ remediation of soils and groundwater with our most recent patent.  The integration of dried ...

  • Taste and odour events linked with Cyanobacteria

    A study documents a correlation between cyanobacteria levels in source water and taste and odour events in drinking water. An outcome is that the level of blue-green algae affected the concentration of 2-methylisoborneol (MIB), the compound frequently associated with taste and odour events, and concluded that these events may be averted or minimised by monitoring reservoirs, lakes, rivers and ...


  • Modified plant clears up deadly water toxin

    Plants may be a useful tool in clearing water of harmful toxins produced by blue-green algae, new research indicates. Some blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) — which grow in warm, nutrient-rich waters  — produce toxins that can severely damage the liver or nervous system. The effects of the toxins range from a mild illness to rapid death. They can remain in water supplies after the algae have been ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Cheap paper nano-sensor detects water toxins

    Scientists have used nanotechnology to turn paper into a sensor that can detect toxins in drinking water. The China–US team dipped normal filter paper into a solution containing carbon nanotubes — which can conduct electricity — and antibodies to microcystin-LR, a common and dangerous toxin. They dried the paper and repeated the process until enough nanotubes were present to render it ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Testing confirms toxic algae poisoned river and two reservoirs in US

    A California Superior Court judge has invited the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board to exercise its authority to regulate water quality to rid the Klamath River of toxic algae. The ruling by Judge Elaine Rushing comes in a lawsuit filed by Klamath Riverkeeper, the Karuk Tribe, and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, PCFFA, against the board. The groups filed ...

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