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Critical review of actually available chemical compounds for prevention and management of cyanobacterial blooms.
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PMID:  21925702     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cyanobacteria proliferation is among the most threatening consequences of freshwater pollution. Health risks from human and other-organism exposure to cyanobacteria have led to an effort to find practical methods for cyanobacterial water-bloom reduction. Hence, methods and techniques have been developed in order to reduce the amount of phosphorus or to decrease the abundance of nuisance phytoplankton species directly in the water bodies (in-lake measures). Although these "acute" methods do not solve the problem of catchment area eutrophication, they are cheaper, easier to manage, and for some areas they are the only way to protect human and environmental health against massive cyanobacterial proliferation. This review summarizes the extent of knowledge and published data about the management using metals (Al, Fe, Cu, Ag, Ca), photosensitizers (hydrogen peroxide, phthalocyanines, TiO(2)), herbicides and chemicals derived from natural compounds as fast and efficient removal agents of cyanobacteria. This review concludes that some compounds, when non-persistent and ecotoxicologically acceptable may help to manage cyanobacterial blooms in an efficient way compared to previous methods (e.g. copper sulfate).
Daniel Jančula; Blahoslav Maršálek
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1298     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Lidická 25/27, 657 20 Brno, Czech Republic.
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