algal bloom monitoring Articles

  • Algal blooms: What are they?

    Algal blooms are also known as marine blooms or water blooms, and are actually a sudden increase in the population of algae in water scenery. Algal blooms usually take place in freshwater, such as lakes and water reservoirs as well as in marine milieus. They can be easily identified by coloration of the water ensuing from the high density of pigmented cells. Though many types of algae can form ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Algal bloom causes and prevention

    Algal blooms are also known as marine blooms or water blooms, and are actually a sudden increase in the population of algae in water scenery. Algal blooms usually take place in freshwater, such as lakes and water reservoirs as well as in marine milieus. They can be easily identified by coloration of the water ensuing from the high density of pigmented cells. Though many types of algae can form ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Can harmful algal blooms be predicted?

    Summer 2015, as the eighth month of the year approaches (August), we are starting to hear and read in the news about sudden algal blooms occurring in freshwater lakes and marine environments. Many popular beach resorts have put up warning signs proclaiming the water is unsafe for recreational purposes. This is an understandable precautionary measure since phytoplankton abundance or more ...


    By LG Sonic

  • LG Sonic to automatically predict algal blooms

    LG Sonic will make use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to further develop the software algorithm which will make it possible to predict algal blooms based on water quality data automatically. Furthermore, it will provide detailed information about the intensity and the impact of the algal bloom on the ecosystem of the water body. The updated algorithm will be implemented in LG Sonic’s ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Impacts of Climate Change on the Occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms

    Climate change has been occurring naturally as well as caused by anthropogenic activities over the decades. In relation to the fresh and marine water, the concentration of greenhouse gases results in temperature rise of surface water, lower pH and changes to precipitation, evaporation and vertical mixing of water. All these consequences of changing the environment in combination with excessive ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Map algal blooms with satellite remote sensing technology

    The quality of water bodies is a key determinant in the usability of the resource for the purpose required. It is therefore of great importance to managers of hydrologic resources to be able to confidently tell the status of their water resource. One of the major problems in the quality of surface water bodies is the blooming of algae and blue green algae. Algal blooms can result in ecological, ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Map Algal Blooms with Satellite Remote Sensing Technology

    The quality of water bodies is a key determinant in the usability of the resource for the purpose required. It is therefore of great importance to managers of hydrologic resources to be able to confidently tell the status of their water resource. One of the major problems in the quality of surface water bodies is the blooming of algae and blue green algae. Algal blooms can result in ecological, ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Lowering the blooms

    Algae blooms are a regular occurrence at the Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Short Hills, New Jersey. Over the past five years, the plant team has tried various methods to control the growth, which typically persists for weeks or months during late spring and summer. Contributing to the problem is a fairly shallow reservoir that allows sunlight to penetrate to the bottom of the lake, and ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Remote sensing models using Landsat satellite data to monitor algal blooms in Lake Champlain

    Lake Champlain is significantly impaired by excess phosphorus loading, requiring frequent lake-wide monitoring for eutrophic conditions and algal blooms. Satellite remote sensing provides regular, synoptic coverage of algal production over large areas with better spatial and temporal resolution compared with in situ monitoring. This study developed two algal production models using Landsat ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Economic impact of algae blooms

    How much does an algae bloom cost? What is the price of inaction? Algae and cyanobacteria blooms are issues of considerable concern for environmental agencies, drinking water companies, municipalities and people alike. The incidence of Harmful Algae Blooms (HAB), along with its adverse effects, have been increasing in recent years as a result of climate change, increased fertilizer runoffs into ...


    By LG Sonic

  • LG Sound integrates new technology to detect toxic algae blooms

    LG Sound introduces satellite remote sensing technology in order to detect toxic algae blooms. Satellite remote sensing allows for detection of water quality from a distance with information obtained from satellites. Together with several European universities we discovered that different types of algae require different types of ultrasonic treatment. Therefore, it is important to detect ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Long-term effects of hydrometeorological and water quality conditions on algal dynamics in the Paldang dam watershed, Korea

    The primary goal of this study is to shed light on some important factors that control algal bloom in a large-scale regulated river system. Long-term impacts of environmental conditions on algal dynamics were investigated in the Paldang dam watershed, Korea. Dam inflow, water temperature, chlorophyll-a, TN, PO4-P and TP data collected at five major dams located on the North Han ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Control and monitor Algae in a Lake - Case Study

    As part of the Clearwater PMPC project, 2 MPC Buoys were deployed in the Skrzyneckie Małe Lake to test the performance of this unique technology. The Challenge: Control and Monitor Toxic Algal Blooms The ClearWaterPMPC project was initiated by LG Sound and funded by "Research for SMEs" within the EU 7th Framework Programme. The goal of the ClearWaterPMPC (Predicting, ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Why are we monitoring nutrients at different depths?

    Recently, LG Sonic introduced the MPC-Lab, an innovative monitoring buoy that can monitor algae, physico-chemical variables, and even nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus in near real-time and at different depths in a body of water. Combined with our other monitoring tools, this system offers a unique way to detect the spatial and temporal patterns of nutrient concentrations which play a ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Cyanobacteria successfully monitored and controlled by using ultrasound

    Cyanobacteria- also known as blue-green algae- cause problems when blooming in lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Mainly due to the production of toxins, cyanobacteria cause fish kill and the death of other aquatic animals. They also affect human beings, causing paralysis and skin irritation, and they are even thought to be related to the occurrence of liver cancer. In drinking water reservoirs, the ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Why Pacific islands should take on ocean monitoring

    Pacific islands must build capacity for their own environmental monitoring to tackle both local and global problems, says Ben Ponia. Small island developing states are viewed as the early-warning canary for global environmental change. But though they share global problems, many have an eye for economic growth and have become industrialised nations facing their own suite of home-grown ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Monitoring, environmental emergencies management and water treatment improvement of freshwater lakes in China: the Chao Lake case study

    Severe eutrophication of freshwater lakes, with the subsequent risk of algal blooms, has a critical effect on the safety of drinking water supplies in China and is one of the main environmental emergencies in the country. This paper focuses on Chao Lake, a large, shallow eutrophic lake used as a source of drinking water. The study considers the possibilities of improving the lake monitoring ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Installation of four ultrasonic algae control systems in a recreational lake in the province of South Holland

    LG Sonic installed four ultrasonic algae control systems, the MPC-Buoy, in recreational lake “de Zoetermeerse Plas” located in South Holland, the Netherlands. This environmentally friendly system controls toxic algal blooms by using ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Algae Enumeration and Identification

    Algae Enumeration and Identification Algae are ubiquitous in virtually all aquatic environments and are important bioindicators of water quality. They are frequently used to assess and monitor the health of aquatic systems. On the other hand, they are also responsible for imparting undesirable flavors to potable water supplies and pose potential health threats, particularly during algal blooms. ...


    By Analytical Services, Inc

  • Ultrasonic depth sensor to measure water levels

    The Dutch algae control company LG Sonic introduced an ultrasonic depth sensor to give the customers real-time insight in the water levels which allows them to adequately deal with water level fluctuations. Reservoirs used for industrial processes or the production of drinking water often deal with strong water level fluctuations. Due to events of high demand and evaporation, water levels in ...


    By LG Sonic

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