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Removal of Cyanobacterial Cells and Toxins from Drinking Water

December 5, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - 120
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics

About Dr. Harold Walker

Dr. Walker is Professor and  Founding Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and co-Director of the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University (SUNY).  He has a BS in Environmental Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and MS and PhD degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Walker’s research focuses on the development of novel treatment technology for wastewater and drinking water.

About the Seminar

Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria are increasing in both frequency and distribution and threaten drinking water supplies globally. To reduce the public health risk from toxic cyanobacterial blooms in drinking water, a multi-barrier approach is needed, consisting of prevention, source control, treatment optimization and monitoring. This presentation will discuss the occurrence, significance, and treatment of toxic cyanobacteria in drinking water, with an emphasis on the development of novel membrane technology.