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Cyanobacteria are ubiquitous microorganisms considered as important contributors to the formation of Earth's atmosphere and nitrogen fixation. However, they are also frequently associated with toxic blooms. Indeed, the wide range of hepatotoxins, neurotoxins and dermatotoxins synthesized by these bacteria is a growing environmental and public health(More)
Cyanobacteria in surface water are well known for their ability to form toxic blooms responsible for animal mortality and human poisoning. Accompanying major progress in science and technology, the state of knowledge of cyanotoxins has dramatically increased over the last two decades. The bibliometric approach applied in this study shows the evolution of(More)
The occurrence of cyanobacterial blooms is drastically increasing in temperate countries and drinking water resources are threatened. As a result, cyanotoxins should be considered in water treatment to protect human health. This study presents a state of the art on cyanotoxins in water and their behaviour towards chlorination, a common drinking water(More)
In temperate countries, the occurrence of cyanobacterial blooms threatens drinking water resources. Consequently, cyanotoxins are increasingly considered in water treatment, and their reactions with chlorine used to disinfect drinking water are particularly investigated. This study presents new elements for further understanding of cylindrospermopsin(More)
Drinking water disinfection by chlorine is known to reduce concentration of microcystin, but compounds formed are rarely considered. In this work the chlorination of microcystin-LR has been studied by monitoring reactants consumption and reaction products using the linear trap quad-Orbitrap (LTQ-Orbitrap) technology. Microcystin-LR was totally transformed(More)
N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET), the active component of many insect repellents, is among the most frequently detected compounds in aqueous environments with concentrations reported in the ng L(-1) to μg L(-1) range. However, DEET is often detected in blanks and reported concentrations differ significantly depending on the analytical technique employed. In(More)
BACKGROUND The widespread utilization of organic compounds in modern society and their dispersion through wastewater have resulted in extensive contamination of source and drinking waters. The vast majority of these compounds are not regulated in wastewater outfalls or in drinking water while trace amounts of certain compounds can impact aquatic wildlife.(More)
In response to water scarcity, strategies relying on multiple processes to turn wastewater effluent into potable water are being increasingly considered by many cities. In such context, the occurrence of contaminants as well as their fate during treatment processes is a major concern. Three analytical approaches where used to characterize the efficacy of UV(More)
The Agilent 6540 Q-TOF LC/MS and Agilent Mass Profiler Professional Software (MPP) were used to sensitively characterize the complex chemical composition of municipal wastewater. The processing of Q-TOF high-resolution MS data using the MPP multivariate statistical analysis package revealed changes in the occurrence patterns of organic chemicals during(More)