Designing an observing system for early detection of harmful algal blooms.
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Anderson, Clarissa R.
Coyne, Kathryn J.
Sellner, Kevin G.
Anderson, Donald M.
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Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a serious and growing threat to many desalination plants. It is therefore important to limit the impact from HABs by preventing blooms from reaching seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plants in the first place, while also mitigating their effects through pretreatment and other actions within the plant once intake has occurred. In this chapter, traditional and emerging technologies in the field of HAB detection and monitoring are summarized. Also advice on designing “observing systems” for early detection or characterization of algal blooms is provided. These systems will vary dramatically in terms of the number of parameters to be measured, the number of stations, frequency of sampling and instruments used - all determined by desalination plant budgets and personnel skills, the nature of the HAB threat for a given plant or region, and other such considerations. An observing system might be as simple as visual observations of the color or nature o.....
Title of ReportHarmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Desalination: a Guide to Impacts, Monitoring and Management.
Editor(s) of ReportAnderson, D.M.
PublisherIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Series;NrIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Manuals and Guides;78
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Phytoplankton biomass and diversity
Best Practice TypeManual
CitationKarlson, B.; Anderson, C.R.; Coyne, K.J.; Sellner, K.G. and Anderson, D.M. (2017) Designing an observing system for early detection of harmful algal blooms. In: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Desalination: a Guide to Impacts, Monitoring and Management. (eds. Anderson D. M.; Boerlage, S. F. E. and Dixon, M.B.). Paris, France, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, pp.89-117. (IOC Manuals and Guides No. 78). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-206
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