Preliminary investigations into oxidation of paralytic shellfish poisons (saxitoxins and derivatives) in drinking water by chlorine.

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Title Preliminary investigations into oxidation of paralytic shellfish poisons (saxitoxins and derivatives) in drinking water by chlorine.
Author Wickramasinghe, Wasa A.; Davis, Brad C.; Eaglesham, Geoff K.; Shaw, Glendon Reginald; Moore, Michael R.
Publication Title Harmful Algae 2002
Editor Karen A. Steidinger, Jan H. Landsberg, Carmelo R. Tomas, Gabriel A. Vargo
Year Published 2004
Place of publication St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Publisher Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Institute of Oceanography, and UNESCO
Abstract The fresh water cyanobacterium Anabaena circinalis produces saxitoxin (STX) and several other toxins with similar basic structural skeleton. Collectively, these toxins are known as Paralytic Shellfish Poisons or PSPs. These toxins are water soluble and can escape into the water body after cell lysis. The presence of these toxins in drinking water is a serious threat to human health. The present work has shown that Paralytic Shellfish Poisons (PSPs) in drinking water can be removed by chlorination at high pH (>9.0), provided a residual of 0.5 mg/L of free chlorine is present after 30 minutes of contact time.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.issha.org/
Conference name Xth International Conference on Harmful Algae
Location St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA
Date From 2002-10-21
Date To 2002-10-25
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/23419
Date Accessioned 2006-07-24
Date Available 2009-05-14T10:22:33Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
WWW reference http://research.myfwc.com/features/view_article.asp?id=25973
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1x

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