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Algal Blooms—Impact on Drinking Water Treatment, Taste, and Odor Problems

  1. Gary A. Burlingame

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env008

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Burlingame, G. A. 2003. Algal Blooms—Impact on Drinking Water Treatment, Taste, and Odor Problems. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

Abstract

  • What are Algae?

  • Common Algae that Affect Drinking Water

  • What is a Bloom and Where Does it Occur?

  • Overview of Impacts from Algal Blooms

  • Overview of Treatment Processes Affected by Algae

  • Summary of Negative Impacts from Algae on Treatment

  • Taste and Odor of Drinking Water

  • Impacts Algae have on Taste and Odor

  • Impacts on Tap Water Consumers

  • Evidence of the Occurrence of Taste and Odor Problems

  • Overview of Control Options

Keywords:

  • algal blooms;
  • drinking water;
  • taste and odor problems;
  • odor problems;
  • water treatment plants