bbe researches in cooperation with University of Toledo

Christian Moldaenke is doing tests with new bbe devices at the University of Toledo

Christian Moldaenke currently works at the University of Toledo, Ohio and models water treatment processes for improved removal of cyanobacteria and their toxins. The newly developed fluorometers bbe PhycoLA and Phycosens allow the determination of the "unbound" cyanobacterial pigment phycocyanin. Unbound phycocyanin is a measure of cell lysis and therefore an indicator of the release of toxin, taste, and odor compounds. With this knowledge, toxin release can be minimized and removal can be optimized early in the treatment process. He will present early findings from this work at the Understanding Harmful Algal Blooms: State of the Science conference in Toledo, OH on September 14, 2017.

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