Taronis Technologies completes cyanobacteria decontamination study
Taronis Technologies announced that the company has completed a study using its patented plasma arc technology to effectively kill toxic cyanobacteria and the related toxins produced by the bacteria. The testing involved four independent testing parties: Florida State University, Tetra Tech, Enviro-Sciences, and Flowers Chemical Laboratories. The water samples successfully tested were taken from Lake Okeechobee, in Central Florida, which was devastated by toxic cyanobacteria blooms during 2018. Tetra Tech was engaged by Taronis to review the scope of testing and to observe the sampling, decontamination and review process. Enviro-Sciences independently conducted testing related to the biological contents of the water samples before and after exposure to the plasma arc. Flowers Chemical Laboratories is conducting independent testing on the chemical components of the water samples before and after exposure to the plasma arc. Sven Kranz, of Florida State University, also independently observed all phases of testing and provided independent verification of the plasma arc's ability to eliminate the cyanobacteria.