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  1. Media Advisory: Experts Available to Speak about Nitrate Levels

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/media-advisory-experts-available-speak-about-nitrate-levels

    June 9, 2015: Two water experts at The Ohio State University are available to speak about nitrate ... levels in water in light of the nitrate advisory in Columbus. On Monday, Columbus Public Health and ... Franklin County Public Health issued a nitrate advisory for communities receiving water from the Columbus ...

  2. Social Network Analysis of Lake Erie HABs Stakeholder Groups

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/ohio-dept-higher-education-projects/analysis-habs-stakeholder-groups

    Mapping the social landscape for stronger water quality ties Principal Investigator V. Kelly ... Turner, Kent State University Description New research at Kent State University will make community water ... watershed. Improving water quality requires sharing knowledge and experiences across community and county ...

  3. Educate and Engage

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/educate-engage

    partners have a mission to help communities and individuals make choices that help maintain water quality ... groups—legislators, farmers, water treatment professionals, teachers—answer pressing questions related to preventing ... will quickly scan for multiple algal toxins in water, food A new sensor under development at The Ohio ...

  4. HAB Detection, Mapping, and Warning Network: Sandusky Bay

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/ohio-dept-higher-education-projects/hab-warning-network-sandusky

    University will make it easier for communities and water managers to prepare for harmful algal blooms that ... could affect drinking water. Harmful algal blooms often produce toxins that need to be filtered out of ... the water before it can be safe to drink. Currently, water treatment plants such as in Toledo, Ohio ...

  5. HAB Detection, Mapping, and Warning Network: Maumee Bay Area

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/ohio-dept-higher-education-projects/hab-warning-network-maumee

    it easier for communities and water managers to prepare for harmful algal blooms that could affect ... drinking water. Harmful algal blooms often produce toxins that need to be filtered out of the water before ... it can be safe to drink. Currently, water treatment plants such as in Toledo, Ohio only detect these ...

  6. Development Of Microcystin Detoxifying Water Biofilters

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/ohio-dept-higher-education-projects/water-treatment-biofilters-microcystin

    Helpful bacteria clear algal toxins out of drinking water Principal Investigator Jason Huntley, ... work purifying water. When lakes or reservoirs develop harmful algal blooms, communities have to think ... twice about what’s coming out of the tap. Normally, water treatment plants ensure safe drinking water by ...

  7. Transport and Fate of Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water Distribution Systems

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/ohio-dept-higher-education-projects/transport-cyanotoxins-drinking-water-systems

    toxins from harmful algal blooms stick to water infrastructure like pipes and storage tanks—and therefore ... stick around in drinking water longer than expected. After an emergency water advisory, when citizens ... are warned that the water in the tap has unsafe levels of algal toxin, “flushing pipes” is a common ...

  8. Prevention Of Cyanobacterial Bloom Formation Using Cyanophages

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/ohio-dept-higher-education-projects/viruses-prevent-cyanobacterial-bloom-formation

    both lake water and water treatment plants. Ingesting water contaminated with microsystins can cause ... everything from stomach cramps to liver failure. In August 2014, mycrosystins shut down Toledo’s water supply ... there may be a solution in cyanophages, which are viruses prevalent in water that infect only their ...

  9. Identifying Bacterial Isolates for Bioremediation of Microcystin-contaminated Waters

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/ohio-dept-higher-education-projects/bioremediation-algal-blooms

    found in Lake Erie waters and sediments could be used to remove harmful algal toxins from drinking ... water. Because of its unusual shape, the chemical microcystin does not break down easily in the ... conditions found in most water treatment plants. However, bacteria naturally present in lake water and ...

  10. Investigation of water treatment alternatives in the removal of microcystin-LR

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/ohio-dept-higher-education-projects/water-treatment-alternatives-microcystin

    New weapons for water treatment plants dealing with harmful algal blooms Principal Investigator ... University will create low-cost, effective treatments for algal toxins often found in drinking water drawn ... from Lake Erie. When the water entering a treatment plant has high levels of microcystin, a harmful ...

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