Project #4212

Rapid Detection of Cyanobacterial By-Products in Drinking Water

$170,136
Completed
Principal Investigator
Peter
Vikesland
Research Manager
Dr. Hyunyoung Jang
Contractor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Abstract

This project optimized a rapid and simple method to concentrate and detect cyanobacterial by-products such as microcystin-LR (MC-LR) and 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) in drinking water. The project focused on Raman based methods for detection and differentiation of MC-LR and its variants. Published in 2012.