Effect of short exposure to electro-oxidation treatment on Planktothrix rubescens


  • Maša Čater
  • Tinkara Rozina
  • Maja Zupančič Justin




Electrolytic cell, boron doped diamond electrode, cyanobacterial bloom control, hydroxyl radicals


Cyanobacterial blooms in fresh water bodies have a serious negative impact on human, animal and environmental health. The impact of electro-oxidation of water containing Planktothrix rubescens in electrolytic cell equipped with diamond electrodes has been tested. The treatment had an immediate effect on cyanobacterial phycocyanin and chlorophyll fluorescence response and total cell biovolume. Cyano-bacterial number reduced for 80 % 130 h after a single treatment of 500 mL of a water sample through electrolytic cell with a flow rate 1 L/min. Obtained results indicate a great potential of the method for in-lake cyanobacterial control.


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Čater, M., Rozina, T., & Zupančič Justin, M. (2016). Effect of short exposure to electro-oxidation treatment on Planktothrix rubescens. Acta Biologica Slovenica, 59(1), 77-80. https://doi.org/10.14720/abs.59.1.15702

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