Plankton Monitoring Articles

  • Optimisation of bioflocculant production by a biofilm forming microorganism from poultry slaughterhouse wastewater for use in poultry wastewater treatment

    Poultry slaughterhouse wastewater contains nutrients that are sufficient for microbial growth; moreover, the wastewater has microorganisms which can be harnessed to perform specific functions. Additionally, these microorganisms can grow either in planktonic (free floating) mode or sessile (attached) mode. This study focused on the optimisation of bioflocculant production by quantifying ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bacterial biofilms formed in arsenic-containing water: bacterial community characterization

    We have analyzed the structure and diversity of bacterial biofilms formed on different water distribution materials in the absence and in the presence of 5 mg/L of arsenic(V). Three commercial metals (cast iron, zinc and copper) and polypropylene were used as substrata for biofilm formation. Biofilms were observed using scanning electron microscopy. Microbial ecology techniques (DNA ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Plankton diversity and aquatic ecology of a freshwater lake (L3) at Bharti Island, Larsemann Hills, east Antarctica

    The Larsemann Hills range is an ice-free oasis on the Ingrid Christensen Coast of Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica, which includes Bharti Island, Fisher Island, McLeod Island, Broknes Peninsula, Stornes Peninsula, and several other islands, promontories, and nunataks. The Larsemann Hills is an ice-free area of approximately 50 km2, located halfway between the Vestfold Hills and the Amery ...


    By GJESM Journal

  • Ecological characteristics of plankton and aquatic vegetation in Lake Qiluhu

    Investigations of the phytoplankton, zooplankton, zoobenthos and aquatic vegetation in Lake Qiluhu were carried out in February, 2009. Over the whole lake, 13 sampling sites were set up for the analysis of phytoplankton and zooplankton, and 22 profiles for the collection of macrophytes and zoobenthos. In the survey, 7 phyla, 65 algae species were identified. The average abundance of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fate and behavior of rotenone in Diamond Lake, Oregon following invasive tui chub eradication

    In September 2006, Diamond Lake was treated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife with a mixture of powdered and liquid rotenone in the successful eradication of invasive tui chub Gila bicolor. During treatment, the lake was in the middle of a phytoplankton (including cyanobacteria Anabaena sp.) bloom, resulting in an elevated pH of 9.7. Dissipation of rotenone and its major metabolite ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Heterogeneity of water quality in Huai River, China by using bio-monitoring data

    A new approach by combining bioindicators (BiI) and biotic indices (BIs) for evaluating water quality is presented in this paper. It is then applied to the Huai River Basin (HRB), China, which is well-known globally for its heavy anthropogenic influences. Results indicate that the spatial distribution of BI-indicated water quality has roughly the same pattern as that shown by BiI, but the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Interactions between mercury and phytoplankton: Speciation, bioavailability and internal handling

    In the present review, key interactions between Hg and phytoplankton are described and discussed in order to highlight the role of phytoplankton in the biogeochemical cycle of Hg and to understand direct or indirect Hg effects on them. Phytoplankton are exposed to various Hg species in surface waters. By Hg uptake, phytoplankton affect the concentration, speciation and fate of mercury in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Modeling the potential effects of atrazine on aquatic communities in midwestern streams

    The comprehensive aquatic systems model for atrazine (CASMATZ) estimates the potential toxic effects of atrazine on populations of aquatic plants and consumers in a generic lower‐order midwestern stream. The CASMATZ simulates the daily production of 20 periphyton and 6 aquatic vascular plant species. The modeled consumer community consists of 17 functionally defined species of zooplankton, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Microbial water quality of recreational lakes near Tbilisi, Georgia

    Microbial safety of recreational water is one of the major human public health issues in developing countries. Three water bodies, the Tbilisi Sea, Kumisi and Lisi lakes, in the South Caucasus region near Tbilisi, Georgia, were monitored in 2006–2009 to determine microbiological quality using standard methods. Microbial pollution indicators were determined in parallel with phytoplankton ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Particle removal efficiency of Nano alumina fiber filters

    A 2 nanometer alumina fiber is combined with a microglass fiber to produce a nonwoven filter. Its pore size is 2 microns, yet it is functionally rated at 0.03 microns. Data are presented showing dirt holding capacity and filtration efficiency for particles from 0.001 to 7 microns. The filters have high retention for micron size silica dust, bacteria, virus, DNA/RNA, tannin and latex spheres. ...


    By Argonide Corporation

  • Ocean science for sustainable development: Facts and figures

    Sarah Grimes explores why we need good ocean monitoring, how to get it, and why it still fails Small Island Developing States. Oceans are a critically important component of the Earth system, supporting ecosystem and human health. They regulate the weather and climate; are essential for producing freshwater; and soak up ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bioaccumulation of petroleum hydrocarbons in arctic amphipods in the oil development area of the Alaskan Beaufort Sea

    An objective of a multiyear monitoring program, sponsored by the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was to examine temporal and spatial changes in chemical and biological characteristics of the Arctic marine environment resulting from offshore oil exploration and development activities in the development area of the Alaskan Beaufort Sea. To determine if petroleum ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Cooling tower case study

    Cooling towers have always been difficult to control. Algae grow in the cooling tower itself and on the grids used. In addition to micro-organisms and biofilm, they reduce the efficiency of the cooling tower. Furthermore the risk of spreading Legionella is a serous factor to be reckoned with. Many of the traditional methods to fight algae are either insufficient, cumbersome, environmentally ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Microbial indicators in natural biofilms developed in the riverbed

    Microbial indicators such as heterotrophic bacteria, total coliforms, and Escherichia coli in naturally developed riverbed biofilms were investigated. Pebbles covered with natural biofilm were sampled directly from the riverbed at sampling stations ranging from the upstream region within a quasi-national park to the midstream in the urban district. Heterotrophic bacteria densities in biofilm ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Building a filter defense against Zebra and Quagga mussles

    Tiny mussels can create massive problems for intake structures, vaLves, pumps, screens and other water infrastructure around the US. Some filtration systems can provide chemical-free protection against invasive zebra and quagga mussels, but it is vital to understand the problem and develop the right system to avoid being overrun by the alien species. Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and their ...

  • Ocean carbon: A dent in the iron hypothesis

    Oceanographers Jim Bishop and Todd Wood of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have measured the fate of carbon particles originating in plankton blooms in the Southern Ocean, using data that deep-diving Carbon Explorer floats collected around the clock for well over a year. Their study reveals that most of the carbon from lush plankton blooms never reaches the ...

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Norway

    DURATION: 1990 onwards DESCRIPTION: SEAWATCH Norway, which is a continuation of SEAWATCH Europe in Norwegian waters, focuses on developing new technologies, special applications and sensors. One of the buoys is specifically reserved for testing new technologies and is located nearby Fugro premises. Users of the services include: ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Evaluation of a filtration/dispersion method for enumeration of particle-associated escherichia coli

    Received for publication January 18, 2007. The transport processes of microorganisms in storm-generated flows have not been clearly elucidated, limiting the ability of computational models to effectively design and evaluate watershed remediation plans. Although several studies have identified association with particulates as a critical factor in predicting microbial transport and fate, no ...

  • Temporal distribution of Dinophysis spp. in relation to diarrhetic shellfish poisoning shellfish toxicity

    Analysis of Istrian shellfish breeding areas for (Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning; DSP) shellfish toxicity were recorded in summer and autumn 2005 as part of Croatian shellfish breeding areas monitoring programme. As well as analysis of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP), DSP and Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) through mouse bioassay, analysis of toxic species present in the phytoplankton ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring of phytoplankton biomass and nutrients in a polluted stream

    The spatial and temporal variations in the concentrations of nutrients (NH4+, NO2−, PO43−, SiO4−) and chlorophyll a were monitored simultaneously in a slow-flowing watercourse (Saricay Stream, Turkey), which runs in a ruralurban gradient. Chlorophyll a concentrations ranged between 0.044 g l-1 and 206.15 g l-1 and, in general, the higher concentrations of chlorophyll a and ammonium were measured ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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