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Experiences of algal bloom control using green solutions barley straw and ultrasound, an industry perspective

Purcell, Diane, Parsons, Simon, Jefferson, Bruce, Holden, Stuart, Campbell, Andrew, Wallen, Anna, Chipps, Michael, Holden, Barry and Ellingham, Adam (2014). Experiences of algal bloom control using green solutions barley straw and ultrasound, an industry perspective. Water and Environment Journal,27(2):148-156.

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Title Experiences of algal bloom control using green solutions barley straw and ultrasound, an industry perspective
Author Purcell, Diane
Parsons, Simon
Jefferson, Bruce
Holden, Stuart
Campbell, Andrew
Wallen, Anna
Chipps, Michael
Holden, Barry
Ellingham, Adam
Journal Name Water and Environment Journal
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1747-6585   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 148
End Page 156
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Water companies in the United Kingdom have been dealing with seasonal algal blooms for many decades, with escalating costs as bloom occurrences have increased markedly with elevated demand on water supply. Environmentally friendly water treatment solutions, such as ultrasound and barley straw, are defined as those that use less energy and chemicals. Barley straw has been used quite extensively by certain UK water companies, and results are generally positive. Ultrasound has only recently been used as a treatment for algal removal, with limited results from several successful trials finding cyanobacteria to be the most susceptible algal group at field scale, with results also indicating susceptibility in other algal groups; however, energy costs are higher than barley straw. Ultrasound has been extremely successful at removing bacteria in wastewater treatment; therefore, ultrasound should be considered as an in-works solution where its effectiveness would be enhanced while reducing energy requirements.
Keywords algal blooms
barley straw
ultrasound
water treatment
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2012.00338.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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