You are invited to submit abstracts for a Session titled “Global Challenge of freshwater and marine harmful algal blooms (HABs): treatment, detection, toxic effects, risk assessment and management” (Session 4.12) within SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, to be held on 13-17 May 2018, in Rome.
This session on freshwater and marine HABs focuses on:
1) Innovative treatment technologies such as advanced oxidation processes, nanofiltration and nanocomposites.
2) Development of methods for detection and monitoring of HABs and their toxins, including advanced chemical analysis, toxicity assays, molecular and genetic tools, electrochemical, spectroscopic or hyperspectral imaging and microscopic morphology methods and phone/tablet Apps, and instrumental methods such as online sensors providing information about toxicity (e.g., fluorescence, behavior) or field handheld fluorimeters and remote sensing.
3) Studies on toxic effects of HABs in humans and aquatic organisms, and routes of exposure (food web, recreational activities).
4) Risk assessment and risk management of HABs, including development of decision making tools, water safety plans and management practices for prevention and control of HABs and their hazardous impacts. Keywords: harmful algal blooms (HABs), toxins, detection methods, toxicity molecules to organisms, food, water, treatment approaches, natural resource extraction, eutrophication.
The deadline for abstract submissions is 29 November 2017.
View a description of Session 4.12 here
Access the abstract submission page here
Access the SETAC Rome 2018 website here
Download the flyer of Session 4.12 here.