harmful algal bloom monitoring 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ultrasonic algae control solutions to treat smaller water areas

    Algae has an import function in nature, it provides food and energy for animal life, and much of the earth’s oxygen. However, an excess of algae can be hazardous to both humans and animals. Research has demonstrated that ultrasound can be an effective method of controlling algal blooms. Ultrasonic algae control solutions: the differences There are various ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Why 2017 is LG Sonic’s best year yet

    2017 was another successful year for LG Sonic. The company’s revenue grew for the fifth consecutive year and with new MPC-Buoy installations in Belgium, United Kingdom, Ecuador, Peru and United States, LG Sonic is now running MPC-Buoy algae control projects in more than 17 countries worldwide. Next year will see the introduction of MPC-Lab, this system will combine the most innovative ...


    By LG Sonic

  • 3 Common Water Quality Concerns

    About 10 percent of pond owners experience water quality problems in their ponds. Unfortunately, most pond owners pay little attention to managing the quality of water and never get it tested. As a result, the problem is detected only when it gets worst. Water quality is influenced by both natural processes and external environmental factors.Natural factors may include the types of rock and soil ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Fecal contamination and Microcystis in drinking-water sources of rural Cambodia using PCR and culture-based methods

    Rural communities within low-income countries frequently rely on a range of drinking-water sources, and each water source varies in its potential for biological contamination. The extent and source of biological contamination in primary drinking sources within Kien Svay, Kandal, Cambodia, were determined by fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) measurements, 16S rDNA genetic markers for human and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Norway

    DURATION: 1990 onwards DESCRIPTION: SEAWATCH Norway, which is a continuation of SEAWATCH Europe in Norwegian waters, focuses on developing new technologies, special applications and sensors. One of the buoys is specifically reserved for testing new technologies and is located nearby Fugro premises. Users of the services include: ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • EPA assessing wastewater nutrient pollution

    Nutrient pollution of waterways is the “single greatest challenge to our nation’s water quality,” according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Across the U.S., excess nitrogen and phosphorus are entering waterways, presenting seemingly constant challenges. To address these challenges, the EPA is surveying the nation’s publicly owned wastewater treatment ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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

  • The Importance of Wastewater Treatment for Your Facility: Is it Necessary?

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business. This is an important part of the process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your company various fines or lawsuits and pose a potential threat to public health. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Can incentives protect Canada’s clean water?

    Clean water is a vital, valuable resource for Canada. We drink it. We grow food with it. We generate power using it. We use it as an input to industry, from manufacturing to oil and gas production. We swim, splash, and paddle our canoes in it. And clean water isn’t valuable just to humans; it also underpins essential ecosystems all over the country. But do our policies reflect the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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