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Freshwater Science: Removing Algal Toxins from Drinking Water with Activated Carbon

January 26, 2022 – New research from Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Lab and the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative

NOTE This event occurs in the past
  • Time:Jan 26 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, 2022
  • Event Organizer:Christina Dierkes | Contact Host
  • Event Category:Webinars | Show Similar

During harmful algal bloom season, algal toxins can be common in drinking water drawn from Lake Erie. Water treatment plants are well set up to manage this issue for their customers, and often use powdered activated carbon to remove toxins, but they lack data on proper dosage depending on toxin types, toxin concentration and water properties.

Dr. John Lenhart, with funding from Ohio Sea Grant and the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative, is developing these guidelines and sharing them with water treatment plant operators along the Lake Erie shoreline to help reduce the cost of safe drinking water.

The webinar is free, but registration is required to receive log-in information.

About the Speaker

John Lenhart
John Lenhart Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University

John J. Lenhart is a Professor of Environmental Engineering and Associate Chair in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering. He is also the Co-Director of the Ohio Water Resources Center. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1997. He followed that with a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the United States Geological Survey and a second postdoctoral position at Yale University. He joined the faculty at Ohio State In 2003. His research interests are in environmental aquatic chemistry and he has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications and is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award.

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