TitleClay flocculation counters mycrosystin pollution in China study
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBiyu, S, Yi, Y, Diana, JS
MagazineGlobal Aquaculture Advocate
Issue Number6
Pagination26 - 27
Date Published2010

Since typical water treatment processes are ineffective at removing toxic microcystins, techniques for eliminating microcystin-producing algae in water bodies have been developed. The most promising microcystin control in aquaculture is flocculation and sedimentation of harmful algal blooms with clay. In a study with tilapia in a eutrophic fish pond, the authors found that polymeric aluminum chloride-modified clay had a faster and slightly stronger effect in removing M. aeruginosa than a more environmentally friendly chitosan-modified clay.

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NOP 10-265 (English)