cyanobacteria control Articles

  • 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

  • An alternative method to improve the settleability of gas-vacuolated cyanobacteria by collapsing gas vesicles

    This study estimated the ability of pressurization to collapse gas vesicles and thereby enhance the settleability of fresh water cyanobacteria. Settling velocities of Pseudanabaena galeata and Microcystis aeruginosa were measured at 11 different pressure values from 0 to 0.5 MPa. The morphological variations that occurred in the gas vacuoles according to the applied pressure ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ultrasonic selectivity on depressing photosynthesis of cyanobacteria and green algae probed by chlorophyll-a fluorescence transient

    Ultrasound can inhibit cyanobacterial growth through rupturing cells, but this pathway frequently has the risk to release intercellular toxin (e.g., microcystin). Depressing photosynthesis without cell disruption may provide a new strategy to control cyanobacterial blooms using ultrasound, especially Microcystis blooms. In this work, Microcystis aeruginosa (toxic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Algae Control in Lakes and Reservoirs

    There are plenty of harmful algal bloom related cases worldwide but what is evident is that their number elevates with each year. Excessive cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and green algae growth in a water reservoir can have negative consequences for the water quality. The water turns green, sand filters can clog, and some algae can produce geosmins and MIB, giving the water an ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Algae control in facultative oxidation lagoon - Case Study

    In June 2012, the Brazilian public water company Sabesp decided to install one LG Sonic e-line device at their facultative oxidation lagoon in Itapetininga. The Challenge: Blue-green Algae Cause Operational Problems Nuisant odours caused by periodic occurrence of excessive quantities of filamentous, and blue-green algae were posing operational problems at the facultative ...


    By LG Sonic

  • How LG Sonic ultrasound technology controls algae

    Controlling algae with low-power ultrasound is a well-established technology that has been in existence for many years. It is an environmentally-friendly technology that is harmless to fish and plants. This article explains how ultrasound controls algae, including the five most common questions related to ultrasonic algae control. Ultrasonic algae control Algal blooms cause ...


    By LG Sonic

  • 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

  • Algae control in New Jersey raw water reservoir - Case Study

    Four solar-powered algae control buoys were installed in the Canoe Brook Reservoir #1 in Short Hills, NJ to assess the impact of the system for controlling algae and cyanobacteria in the raw water reservoir. The four buoys operated for five months in the spring/summer 2014. The Challenge: Address Episodic Taste and Odor Events The primary objective of this project was to ...


    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

  • 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

  • Effects of Biomanipulation on Fish and Plankton Communities in Ten Eutrophic Lakes of Southern Finland

    The effects of biomanipulation were studied in ten Finnish lakes to determine responses in fish and plankton communities and water quality after mass removal of cyprinids. From 1997 to 2001, the fish communities shifted from the dominance of large cyprinids to an explosion of small cyprinids and a higher proportion of piscivores in effectively biomanipulated lakes (>200 kg ha-1 3 yr-1). The ...


    By Springer

  • Remove algae and biofilm from cooling tower basins - Case Study

    Possibilities & Expectations of the LG Sonic for cooling tower treatment: LG Sonic devices control the bacterial population in cooling tower systems by severely inhibiting biofilm formation. This provides a large market potential in cooling water treatment applications. It is well known that Legionella bacteria propagate by reproducing within a larger organism like parasites, ...


    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

  • 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

  • Biogeochemistry of an Iron-Rich Hypersaline Microbial Mat (Camargue, France)

    In situ microsensor measurements were combined with biogeochemical methods to determine oxygen, sulfur, and carbon cycling in microbial mats growing in a solar saltern (Salin-de-Giraud, France). Sulfate reduction rates closely followed the daily temperature changes and were highest during the day at 25°C and lowest during the night at 11°C, most probably fueled by direct substrate interactions ...


    By Springer

  • 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

  • Maternal repeated oral exposure to microcystin‐LR affects neurobehaviors in developing rats

    Microcystins are toxic peptides secreted by certain waterblooms of toxic cyanobacteria. The most widely studied microcystin is microcystin‐LR (MC‐LR), which exhibits hepatotoxicity and neurotoxicity. However, limited information is available regarding the effects on offspring following maternal exposure. The present study is to observe the effects of progestational exposure to MC‐LR on ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Water drones hunt down, combat toxic algae

    As air drones already exist, a new development has evolved in drone technology, a water-based drone to ensure fast and efficient algae control and treatment. Combating algae is known as a complicated process which requires accurate measurements. A European consortium would like to present the DRONIC project, which will change algae treatment into a new technology that can simplify and ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Effects of a chronic lower range of triclosan exposure to a stream mesocosm community

    Triclosan (5‐chloro‐2‐(2,4‐dichlorophenoxy)phenol) is an antimicrobial found in consumer soaps and toothpaste. It is in treated wastewater effluents at low part per billion concentrations, representing a potentially chronic exposure condition for biota inhabiting receiving streams. A naturally colonized benthos was created using flow‐through indoor mesocosms. Then the benthic communities were ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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

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