Appendix 1. Algal species potentially harmful to desalinitation operations.
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Borkman, David G.
Anderson, Donald M.
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It is now well established that harmful algal blooms (HABs) represent a serious and growing threat to seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plants worldwide. In many plants, these threats are indirectly monitored using parameters such as the Silt Density Index (SDI) or chlorophyll-a (see Chapter 5), but these only provide a general indication of the particulate fouling propensity of the water or the abundance of phytoplankton, respectively. Although it is often a challenge to obtain data on the phytoplankton species composition and abundance in the raw seawater, such information can be of great value in the long-term operation of desalination plants. Individual algal species vary dramatically in their properties and therefore in the extent to which they can disrupt plant operations (e. g., through the production of toxins that represent a potential threat to the safety of the drinking water produced, or organic matter that can clog filters and foul membranes). As a res.....
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
Best Practice TypeManual
CitationBorkman, D.G. and Anderson, D.M. (2017) Appendix 1. Algal species potentially harmful to desalination operations. 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. 456-484. (IOC Manuals and Guides No. 78). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-362