Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

ISSN: 2380-2391

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Jianying Zhang


  • Case Report
    Current Techniques for Detecting and Monitoring Algal Toxins and Causative Harmful Algal Blooms
    Author(s): Chunlong Zhang and Jianying ZhangChunlong Zhang and Jianying Zhang

    The detection and monitoring techniques for algal toxins and the causative harmful algal blooms (HABs) are essential for the protection of aquatic lives, shellfish safety, drinking water quality, and public health. Toward the development of fast, easy, and reliable techniques, much progress has been made during the last decade for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of algal toxins. This review highlights the recent progress and new trends of these analytical and monitoring tools, ranging from in-situ quick screening protocols for the monitoring of algal blooms to mass spectrometric analysis of trace levels of various algal toxins and structural elucidation. Solid-phase adsorption toxin tracking (SPATT) deployed in the field for the passive sampling of algal toxins has been recently validated, and improved ELISA-based methods with lower detection limits for more toxins have beco.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2380-2391.1000123

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