harmful algal bloom Articles

  • 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

  • Harmful algal blooms: new methods of control and management

    The general increase in eutrophication of waters and the changes in global climatic conditions have caused over the last 30 years the spread of algal blooms in seas all over the world. The paper describes the different aspects of this problem, the known classes of marine algal toxins and their effects on human activities, and the problem of ballast waters. New strategies of remote sensing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Use of molecular markers for early warning detection of harmful algal blooms

    Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are a biological hazard for, and can also result from, aquaculture. To minimise economic and environmental impacts, an early warning detection system is needed. In this paper, two most commonly used molecular techniques are introduced with applications and examples involving work on the putatively toxic dinoflagellate Pfiesteria piscicida. Unlike previous reviews ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Neural network and genetic programming for modelling coastal algal blooms

    In the recent past, machine learning (ML) techniques such as artificial neural networks (ANN) have been increasingly used to model algal bloom dynamics. In the present paper, along with ANN, we select genetic programming (GP) for modelling and prediction of algal blooms in Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong. The study of the weights of the trained ANN and also the GP-evolved equations shows that they ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Using PAC-modified clays to control black-bloom-induced black suspended matter in Lake Taihu: deposition and resuspension of black matter/clay flocs

    Flocculation using modified clays is a technique widely applied in the management of harmful algal blooms (HABs). Polyaluminum chloride (PAC) modified clay is an efficient flocculating agent in HAB control; however its effectiveness in black bloom management is still largely unknown. In the present study, PAC-modified clay was used to flocculate a black bloom under simulated flows. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Understanding and Managing the Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Ecosystems

    There is mounting evidence that climate-changeinduced extreme events are expected to adversely affect the aquatic ecosystems and ecosystem services that they provide. To address this need to understand how climate, aquatic ecological, and social systems interact and how to manage these coupled systems, LimnoTech is participating with a large team of researchers (from Stanford University, the ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • 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

  • Algae control in East Dorset raw water reservoir - Case Study

    Bournemouth Water has installed four MPC-Buoy systems to monitor and control algal blooms at Longham Lakes. After the installation of the MPC-Buoy systems a dramatic reduction in the concentration of algae was experienced. The Challenge: Installing an Environmentally Friendly Solution to Control Algal Blooms The objective of the project was to reduce algae concentrations . ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Using UV for Simultaneous Disinfection and Control of Unpleasant Tastes and Odors in Drinking Water

    Algae blooms in surface water sources often lead to off-tastes and odors in finished drinking water. Because public confidence in overall drinking water quality is closely related to aesthetic quality, there is increasing interest in solving taste and odor issues.  UV-oxidation, the combination of UV and hydrogen peroxide, offers the ability to treat taste and odor (T&O) while simultaneously ...

  • Growth inhibition of Microcystis aeruginosa by white-rot fungus Lopharia spadicea

    Harmful cyanobacterial blooms cause water deterioration and threaten human health. It is necessary to remove harmful cyanobacteria with useful methods. A bio-treatment may be one of the best ways to do this. A strain of specific white-rot fungus, Lopharia spadicea, with algicidal ability was isolated. Its algicidal ability on algae under various conditions was determined using three main ...


    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

  • Hydrogeological and economical simulations: emergency water supply for Muscat

    Urban water in Gulf Cooperation Council countries is principally supplied from desalination plants. However, desalination could be interrupted by natural hazards such as cyclones or harmful algal blooms. Four scenarios have been considered to help public institutions in Muscat to establish a water strategy for emergency situations. The numerical simulations of groundwater pumping have shown that ...


    By IWA Publishing

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