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dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Alan James, 1976--
dc.contributor.authorMcQueen, Andrew D.-
dc.contributor.authorBallentine, Mark L.-
dc.contributor.authorFernando, Brianna M.-
dc.contributor.authorMay, Lauren R.-
dc.contributor.authorBoyda, Jonna A.-
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Christopher B.-
dc.contributor.authorBortner, Michael J.-
dc.creatorEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.identifier.govdocERDC/TN ANSRP-22-1-
dc.descriptionTechnical Noteen_US
dc.description.abstractThe impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), often caused by cyanobacteria (Figure 1), on water resources are increasing. Innovative solutions for treatment of HABs and their associated toxins are needed to mitigate these impacts and decrease risks without introducing persistent legacy contaminants that cause collateral ecosystem impacts. This technical note (TN) identifies novel opportunities enabled by Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, to produce high surface area advanced material composites to rapidly prototype sustainable environmental solutions for aquatic nuisance species control. This innovative research explores deployment of 3D-printable polymer composite structures containing nano-scale photocatalysts for targeted open water treatment of HABs that are customizable to the site-of-concern and also retrievable, reusable, and sustainable. The approach developed to control cyanobacteria HAB events has the potential to augment or replace broadcast, non-specific chemical controls that otherwise put non-target species and ecological resources at long-term risk. It can also augment existing UV-treatment HAB treatment control measures. The expected research outcome is a novel, effective, and sustainable HAB management tool for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and resource managers to deploy in their HAB rapid response programs. The research will provide a framework for scale-up into other manufacturing methods (e.g., injection molding) to produce the devices in bulk (quickly and efficiently). Research for this project title “Mitigation of Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins using 3D Printed Photocatalytic Materials (FY21-23)” was sponsored by the US Army Engineer Research Development Center’s (ERDC) Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Program (ANSRP).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAquatic Nuisance Species Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.format.extent12 pages / 2.46 MB-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Note (Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN ANSRP-22-1-
dc.rightsApproved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat-
dc.subjectAlgal bloomsen_US
dc.subjectCyanobacterial bloomsen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental managementen_US
dc.subjectWater qualityen_US
dc.titleSustainable harmful algal bloom mitigation by 3D printed photocatalytic oxidation devices (3D-PODs)en_US
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