Monitoring and Mitigating Cyanobacteria
James E. F. Morgan Peroxygen Solutions Jamestown, NC
Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) are unique, some say mysterious, primitive and troublesome organisms. They are difficult to monitor, difficult to predict, and even more difficult to eradicate. Understanding cyanobacteria ecology, dynamics of bloom formation, and mitigation
problems. A focus on monitoring and identifying algal species early is safe treatment. Research confirms that we have no sure method to
essential for ecologically predict the severity and
determined visually. Monitoring source water for cell count/ID, fluorescence validates cyanobacteria presence. Monitoring for
cyanotoxins, and phycocyanin chlorophyll a, DO, pH, total
phosphorous, baseline data,
and other criteria only using consistent real-time
suggests the presence of cyanobacteria. Establishing surveillance and early treatment are the keys to success.
An environmentally safe approach using early bloom” before they become problematic is cyanobacteria blooms and their toxins.
treatments of PAK™27 algaecide to “prune the a safe, ecologically sound way to mitigate
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