My name is Mikaella Skordi and i am 18 years old. I am from Limassol, Cyprus and i go to St Mary\’s school.Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
In Cyprus, one of the biggest concerns that we face yearly is the contamination of harmful cyanobacteria blooms in different lakes and rivers that not only affect the human and animal health but as well as the survival of all aquatic species. They produce soluble toxic compounds known as "cyanotoxins" that can lead to the destruction of the whole water environment.This is what I think is one of the solutions for a sustainable future:
Our proposed solution for this problem that was proven to be effective through our own experimental analysis is the addition of calcium peroxide granules and the effect of humics on the mitigation of the harmful cyanobacteria blooms. This solution is not only going to save our aquatic environment but also build a sustainable future for future generations.
Cyanobacteria harmful blooms (cyanoHABs) in water reservoirs, effect of humics concentration and treatment with peroxide granules
Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic microorganisms found mainly in surface waters. High concentrations of nutrients (mainly nitrogen and phosphorus), lead to the formation of harmful cyanobacterial blooms known as “cyanoHABs”. These harmful cyanobacteria have the capability of releasing a plethora of cyanotoxins which can have adverse effects not only on the human and animal health but also on the aquatic ecosystem. This study aimed to examine the effect of humics on calcium peroxide (CaO2) granules treatment to suppress the proliferation of the Microcystis sp. bloom in a surface water matrix. This study emphasizes the necessity of developing an efficient and affordable treatment to eliminate cyanoHABs that may be present over wide areas of water and have the ability to threaten the aquatic…