Project #4210

Molecular Analysis for Detection of Taste and Odor Episodes in Waters

$319,425
Completed
Principal Investigator
Paul
Monis
Research Manager
Dr. Djanette Khiari
Contractor
South Australian Water Corporation

Abstract

This research built upon current monitoring investigations to develop and apply new tools to track the growth and decline of natural cyanobacterial bloom populations in reservoirs in order to better understand the production of geosmin and MIB, the two primary causes of taste and odor in drinking water. The project used this understanding to develop molecular assays for the detection and monitoring of these contaminants. Published in 2013.