Appendix 2. Rapid screening methods for Harmful Algal Blooms toxins.
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Anderson, Donald M.
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At the core of all national harmful algal bloom (HAB) programs are the monitoring programs needed to detect HAB toxins in shellfish, fish, water, or other resources sufficiently early to take management actions (Anderson et al. 2001). These programs measure toxins produced by multiple species of algae, with the methods used varying dramatically in scope and complexity due to the types of toxins that need to be detected, the nature of the affected resource, and regulatory requirements. Some of the methods developed for analysis of shellfish tissues and algal blooms can be of direct use in desalination plants for analysis of toxins in water – both the raw, untreated water before desalination, and the treated, fresh water. A major concern, however, are the detection limits of the assays. All analytical methods have limits of detection (LODs) and the choice of a method should be consistent with potential bloom concentrations and possible toxin levels. With desalination plants, to.....
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
CitationAnderson, D.M.; Laycock, M. and Rubio, F. (2017) Appendix 2. Rapid screening methods for Harmful Algal Bloom toxins. 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.485-500. (IOC Manuals and Guides No. 78). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-363