biological algae control Articles

  • Algae control in drinking water treatment - case study

    For the Ministry of Agriculture in Cyprus, LG Sound b.v installed 33 LG Sonic, ultrasonic devices in the Limassol water treatment plant, to prevent bad odour and taste to the water caused by geosmins in the water. The earthy taste problem persisted during summer of 2010 and various physical, chemical and biological tests were done in order to check the process efficiency, which showed problems ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Advanced algae technology: The use of Ultra sonic technology for control of algae growth in an open balance tank

    Abstract One of the many challenges faced by Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) is the control of algae blooms. High algae concentrations create problems for process performance and increase operating expenditure for cleaning and maintenance activities. Algae blooms can contribute to fooling of filtration equipment aa well as foaming events on clarifiers and settling tanks. High ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Algae and Biofilm control project for a drinking water treatment plant in Cyprus

    For the Ministry of Agriculture in Cyprus, LG Sound b.v installed 33 LG Sonic, ultrasonic devices in the Limassol water treatment plant, to prevent bad odour and taste to the water caused by geosmins in the water. The earthy taste problem persisted during summer of 2010 and various physical, chemical and biological tests were done in order to check the process efficiency, which showed ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Control Algae and Improve the Water Quality in Waste Stabilization Ponds

    Due to population growth, accelerated urbanisation and economic development, the quantity of waste water generated is increasing globally. Mainly in low-income areas, a large proportion of the waste water is discharged directly in the environment. When the waste water is treated, the treatment plants may not remove certain pollutants that can have a negative impact on the people and ecosystem. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Ultrasound technology in water treatment: Algae control and reduction of biofilm formation

    Recent research projects have underlined the potential of ultrasound as a chemical free treatment in water-related applications. This article reviews the use of ultrasound produced by the LG Sonic technology, with a focus on wastewater, irrigation and aquaculture applications. Sound Sound can be described as mechanical energy transmitted by pressure waves in a material medium. Thus, sound can ...


    By LG Sonic

  • On biologically produced nanomaterials

    Living organisms produce a wide variety of nano-sized materials or nano-structured materials to preserve their species on the planet. As Biologically Produced Nano Materials (BPNM) form according to the genetic information obtained in the process of their evolution, its shape or composition is well stabilised, controlled and regulated, and it can be easily mass-produced with environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar-Powered Circulation Technology Clears Out Blue-Green Algae without the Costs and Hazards of Copper Sulfate

    Untitled Document As the annual onslaught of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms continues to plague fresh water lakes and reservoirs, the use of copper sulfate to control the problem has ...


    By Medora Corporation

  • Nitrogen removal in maturation waste stabilisation ponds via biological uptake and sedimentation of dead biomass

    In this work a set of experiments was undertaken in a pilot-scale WSP system to determine the importance of organic nitrogen sedimentation on ammonium and total nitrogen removals in maturation ponds and its seasonal variation under British weather conditions, from September 2004 to May 2007. The nitrogen content in collected sediment samples varied from 4.17% to 6.78% (dry weight) and calculated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Phycotoxins in the marine environment: control of marine organisms for contamination with algal toxins

    On a global scale, the frequency and intensity of toxic algal blooms appear to be on the rise. There is also evidence of geographic spreading of toxic strains. Therefore, it is necessary to establish methods for the evaluation of possible hazards caused by the enrichment of algal toxins in the marine food chain. Different clinical types of algae-related poisoning have attracted scientific ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of Toxic Substances Control Act nomenclature on the commercialization of biobased chemicals

    Regulatory Review is a regular column featuring updates on regulatory matters concerning oils- and fats-related industries. Moving from bench to market Many small companies or those new to chemical manufacturing are not aware of their obligations under TSCA. Most biobased chemical companies have likely operated under the research and development (R&D) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Cooling tower case study

    Cooling towers have always been difficult to control. Algae grow in the cooling tower itself and on the grids used. In addition to micro-organisms and biofilm, they reduce the efficiency of the cooling tower. Furthermore the risk of spreading Legionella is a serous factor to be reckoned with. Many of the traditional methods to fight algae are either insufficient, cumbersome, environmentally ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Swimming Pool Chemistry made easy

    A new way to control biological activity in your swimming pool without using chemicals.  Healthier to you, savings in chemicals, savings in time and easy pool management.  Take a look at the full article and please contact me any where in the world if you would like to set up a similar system in your pool.  Waterdoc Limited is continuing to use this technology to improve water ...


    By Waterdoc Limited

  • Swimming Pool Chemistry Management Made Easy

    A new way to control biological activity in your swimming pool without using chemicals.  Healthier to you, savings in chemicals, savings in time and easy pool management.  Take a look at the full article and please contact me any where in the world if you would like to set up a similar system in your pool.  Waterdoc Limited is continuing to use this technology to improve water ...


    By Waterdoc Limited

  • Water treatment case study

    Wastewater is any water that has suffered in quality by human intervention. Often, wastewater is being treated for re-use as drinking water or for other purposes. As high levels of nutrition are available in these waters, algae may grow rapidly as well as other micro-organisms such as bacteria. Algae can compete for nutrients against the bacteria in charge of sludge reduction and can also clog ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Removing biofilm from membranes – a practical approach

    Abstract Within the lifetime of most reverse osmosis (RO) systems some fouling will adversely affect membrane performance.One of the major foulants identified on lead membranes during a decade of membrane autopsy at the Genesys Membrane laboratory is biological fouling (biofouling). All raw water sources contain microorganisms such as algae, bacteria and fungi. They also contain ...

  • When going green saves money, water, the soil, and plant life

    In the current economy, finding solutions to cut water consumption while reducing the expense of fertilizer has caught the interest of the agricultural industry, lawn care professionals, homeowners and gardeners across the country. Even though the rising cost of water garners little attention in the news, water prices have doubled and tripled in many parts of the nation. In the end, that steady ...


  • Process cooling in Singapore case study

    Chemical free Scale and Legionella prevention by Fluid Dynamics Introduction The client, Sunstream International is a company specialising in plastics sheet extrusion. Sunstream were installing a new extrusion line in their existing factory. The line has two chillers and a 50RT cooling tower positioned on the roof space. Space was at a premium and also previous ...

  • Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing

    What is Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing? Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing is an important component of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) integrated approach for detecting and addressing toxicity in surface waters. The National Pollutant Discharge  Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, authorized by the Clean Water Act, controls water pollution by ...

  • Mixed Oxidant Replaces “Cocktail” of Chemicals in Power Plan

    Cooling Tower Water Systes Synopsis In 2010 NIPSCO installed two MIOX RIO Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) chlorine generator systems on two of the four cooling towers at R.M. Schahfer Generating Station.  After switching to MIOX for cooling tower water treatment, the two towers experienced minimized algae growth, better biocontrol and lower Legionella counts, ...

  • Wastewater Treatment: Overview and Background

    SummaryWaste discharges from municipal sewage treatment plants are a significant source of water quality problems throughout the country. States report that municipal discharges are the main source of impairment to estuaries and coastal waters, the second leading source of impaired rivers and streams, and also are a major source of pollution in lakes. Pollutants associated with municipal ...


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