Evaluation of oxidation and adsorption techniques for taste and odor and toxin removal
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The cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, owe their name to the presence of photosynthetic pigments. Cyanobacteria are a major group of bacteria that occur throughout the world. Freshwater cyanobacteria may accumulate in surface water supplies as "blooms" posing as an environmental hazard because of the release of water soluble toxic compounds, called cyanotoxins. Especially massive blooms of blue–green algae in the surface waters used as drinking water resources may lead to taste and odor problems during the summer and fall, they may also produce cyanotoxins. Since the taste and odor ...