|Treating Marine Organisms Using Flocculants|
A study team, led by Prof. DING Yongsheng at Shanghai Maritime University Institute of
Marine Environment and Engineering, has developed an inorganic polymer composite
flocculant that is able to perform a quick test of marine organisms in confined water, and a
nano flocculant capable of preventing the intrusions of hazardous marine organisms. The
new technologies have provided a novel approach for protecting marine environment.
Researchers in the project developed inorganic polymer composite flocculants with the
capability of capturing the organisms having a cell concentration lower than 10/mL, based
on which they produced a nano flocculant that is able to kill hazardous marine organisms.
Both technologies, effective and fast, have been applied to killing the microorganisms in
the confined water in a boat environment. It is most desirable for killing tiny
microorganisms (eggs and spores) that cannot be separated using other technical means.