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Barriers against cyanotoxins in drinking water

Objective

TOXIC will focus on the reduction of the human health risk due to the occurrence of potentially toxic cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in drinking water sources. The proposed project contains multidisciplinary aspects ranging from raw water monitoring and cyanotoxin identification and analysis to the behaviour of cyanobacteria and their toxins during water treatment processes, including cost evaluation, application and exploitation of the results by potential end-users. With respect to the WHO Guideline Value of 1.0 ùg/L for microcystin-LR in drinking water, TOXIC will provide tools for early warning in the case of massive algal blooms as well as cost-effective and problem-driven treatment approaches. An Internet-based cyanobacteria platform, "Best practise" guidance for raw water monitoring, analysis and treatment as well as a commercially available software package for treatment simulation will expected as highlighted project results.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DEUTSCHE VEREINIGUNG DES GAS- UND WASSERFACHES E.V.
Address
Scharfenberger Strasse 152
01139 Dresden
Germany

Participants (10)

AABO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY
Finland
Address
3,Tykistoekatu 6A
20521 Turku / Abo
DHI - INSTITUTE OF WATER & ENVIRONMENT
Denmark
Address
Agern Allee 11
2970 Hoersholm
KIWA NV - KEURINGSINSTITUUT VOOR WATERLEIDINGARTIKELEN
Netherlands
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3430 BB Nieuwegein
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
Address
101,Avenida Do Brasil 101
1701-066 Lisboa
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 133
8600 Duebendorf
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
Portugal
Address
Campus De Gambelas
8000-62 Faro
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
UNIVERSITY OF EXTREMADURA
Spain
Address
Avda Elvas S/n
06071 Badajoz
UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
Poland
Address
Banacha 12/16
90-237 Lodz
WRC PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Frankland Road, Blagrove
SN5 8YF Swindon