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Drinking water treatment of sources containing cyanobacterial blooms with Vacuum UV (VUV)

Flavia Visentin

Ph.D. thesis (2020)

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Ensuring access to safe drinking water can be challenging for water utilities when their source water is periodically impacted by algae blooms. A potential short-term solution is to change the water supply to another source free of algae. However, this is most often impossible due to the investments required to modify the existing water infrastructures and the lack of financial resources.Seasonal algal bloom usually occurs in summer and early autumn. During a bloom event, the production of compounds responsible for taste and odor (T&O), such as 2-Methylisoborneol (MIB) and geosmin (GSM), and the potential production of toxins must be monitored and controlled.


Assurer l'accès à l'eau potable peut être difficile pour les services d'approvisionnement en eau lorsque leur source d'eau est périodiquement affectée par les proliférations d'algues. Une solution potentielle à court terme ou temporaire est de changer la source d'eau à une autre source exempte d'algues. Cependant, cette solution est souvent impossible en raison des vestissements requis pour modifier les infrastructures hydrauliques existantes ainsi que par manque de ressources financières.

Department: Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering
Program: Génies civil, géologique et des mines
Academic/Research Directors: Benoit Barbeau and Sarah Dorner
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/4228/
Institution: Polytechnique Montréal
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 10:46
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2023 17:11
Cite in APA 7: Visentin, F. (2020). Drinking water treatment of sources containing cyanobacterial blooms with Vacuum UV (VUV) [Ph.D. thesis, Polytechnique Montréal]. PolyPublie. https://publications.polymtl.ca/4228/


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