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  1. 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

    “Radar” for harmful algal blooms will give early warning to lake communities Principal ... 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 ...

  2. What Are Harmful Algal Blooms?

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    Frequently Asked Questions General Harmful Algal Blooms (HABS) What is a harmful algal bloom ... ? A harmful algal bloom, often called a HAB, is any large increased density of algae that is capable of ... excessively under certain conditions. What makes cyanobacteria bloom? Harmful algal blooms are caused by ...

  3. 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

    with the City of Toledo, which was a front-line community in severe harmful algal blooms in 2014, and ... New weapons for water treatment plants dealing with harmful algal blooms Principal Investigator ... from Lake Erie. When the water entering a treatment plant has high levels of microcystin, a harmful ...

  4. Impact Of Pre-Existing Liver Disease On Microcystin Hepatotoxicity

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/ohio-dept-higher-education-projects/microcystin-risks-liver-patients

    the site of occasional water quality issues due to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The End Result ... harmful algal blooms in lakes and reservoirs can make people sick—in particular, by damaging liver tissue. ... from harmful algal blooms can do—and how to avoid it. Scientists know that toxins like microcystin from ...

  5. 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

    supply was heavily affected by the August 2014 harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie. The End Result ... toxins from harmful algal blooms stick to water infrastructure like pipes and storage tanks—and therefore ... Researchers rule out lurking toxins before giving the “all clear” after an algal bloom event ...

  6. Researchers: Toledo Water Crisis Impacted Perceptions of Lake Erie Algae Causes

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/researchers-toledo-water-crisis-impacted-perceptions-lake-erie-algae-causes

    the presence of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, the source of the city’s water. The blooms resulted ... survey participants include, “What do you think is causing the increase in algal blooms in Lake Erie over ... risk algal blooms in Lake Erie pose to human health, the Ohio economy and their family, and to rate ...

  7. Farmer/Farm Advisor Water Quality Sampling Network

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/ohio-dept-higher-education-projects/farmerfarm-advisor-network

    from farms is an important source of harmful algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie and other lakes in recent ... years. In August 2014, a toxic bloom in western Lake Erie led to a two-day drinking water ban in Toledo. ... chance of nutrient runoff into Lake Erie. The data will be used to compare predicted water quality ...

  8. Maumee Basin Lake Erie HABs Stakeholder Informed Decision-Making Support System

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/ohio-dept-higher-education-projects/maumee-habs-decision-support

    Lake Erie harmful algal blooms into one place for easy access by community members and leaders. When ... creating solutions for the harmful algal bloom problem, having accurate information is critical—but many ... A one-stop shop for making water-friendly decisions for Lake Erie Principal Investigator Patrick ...

  9. Development Of Real-Time Detection Of Cyanotoxins In Drinking And Irrigation Water Sources Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles And Validation With Laboratory Measurements

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us/projects/field-faucet-projects/uavs-faster-algal-bloom-sampling

    combines land, air and space technologies to monitor harmful algal blooms in lakes and agricultural ponds. ... New research will take the birds’ eye view of harmful algal blooms to get test results faster ... When water quality is threatened by harmful algal blooms, communities need to know where the blooms are ...

  10. About Us

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/about-us

    The initiative began in 2014 after a water quality crisis in Lake Erie due to harmful algal blooms ... galvanized an interdisciplinary group of partners to seek end-to-end, systems solutions to the problem ... affecting the lake. A sister effort, co-led by Ohio State and the University of Toledo, created ...

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