Harmful Algal Blooms - HABs

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Stephanie A. Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephanie A. Smith (@WaterWoman) is the Segment Manager for Integrated Systems and Services in North America for Xylem Analytics. In this role, she is responsible for developing global collaborations and service offerings for Xylem customers, including those who are coping with Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Dr. Smith holds a doctorate in Microbiology from The Ohio State University, where she studied the enzymology of carbon fixation in photosynthetic bacteria, including cyanobacteria. This formed the foundation for her expertise in harmful algal blooms (HABs) and water quality.

Dr. Smith has been a Principal Investigator for primary research on cyanobacterial carbon fixation, has provided Congressional Testimony for the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act, developed algal toxin reference standards and testing services in her own business, and has overseen YSl's ongoing development of algae monitoring technologies and services. She has consulted with source water managers to design monitoring approaches that support their management and treatment needs and has authored or co-authored a number of articles and presentations about HABs.

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Check out Dr. Smith's Publications & Presentations!


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Beyond Toxins: A Source-to-Treatment Strategy for Harmful Algal Blooms

Toxin testing is important, but drinking water plant managers can take other measures to reduce the number of tests and make HABs a manageable problem. Save time and money with these tips.

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Establishing Resilience - A 3-Part Action Plan for Harmful Algal Blooms

Dr. Smith is joined by Xylem colleagues to describe a source-to-treatment strategy for the management of HABs. They present a 3-part HAB Action Plan: Manage, Monitor, Mitigate.

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Ozone Deals and Cyanobacteria Treatment

Xylem's experts in water treatment describe the use of ozone for dealing with both taste and odor and toxins generated by HABs, and Dr. Smith describes the source of these secondary metabolites.

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Multiparameter Monitoring for HABs - Presented at the Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Dr. Smith was honored to present at KDHE's conference, where she described why water quality monitoring, not just pigment monitoring, is the best approach for early detection of HABs.

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Tackle Taste and Odor With Proactive Water Quality Monitoring

Dr. Smith is joined by industry colleagues in describing how one must go beyond the microscope to identify and manage HABs. Learn how to combine monitoring with new identification technologies.

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Establishing Resilience - Harmful Algal Bloom Threats to Potable Water

Resilience is the ability to recover from an event. Joined by Xylem water treatment experts, Dr. Smith describes how water quality monitoring is key to resilience in the face of HABs.

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How Harmful Algal Blooms Can Affect Your Water Treatment Plant

Dr. Smith and her Xylem colleagues at Wedeco describe challenges drinking water managers face due to HABs, which include biomass removal, taste and odor issues, detection and removal of algal toxins.

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Treating Algal Blooms in Source Water with Advanced Oxidation

Dr. Smith provides background about HABs as she and colleagues describe the Anderson Regional Joint Water System's success with Xylem's advanced oxidation technologies.

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