Machine learning for anomaly detection in cyanobacterial fluorescence signals.
Husein Almuhtaram, Arash Zamyadi, Ron Hofmann
Water Res | Published : 2021
Many drinking water utilities drawing from waters susceptible to harmful algal blooms (HABs) are implementing monitoring tools that can alert them to the onset of blooms. Some have invested in fluorescence-based online monitoring probes to measure phycocyanin, a pigment found in cyanobacteria, but it is not clear how to best use the data generated. Previous studies have focused on correlating phycocyanin fluorescence and cyanobacteria cell counts. However, not all utilities collect cell count data, making this method impossible to apply in some cases. Instead, this paper proposes a novel approach to determine when a utility needs to respond to a HAB based on machine learning by identifying a..View full abstract