Algae Monitoring Articles

  • How long does it take to get an algae monitoring system running?

    When I buy a new piece of technical equipment for my home, I want to be able to open it up and get it running, at least the basics, in about 5 or 10 minutes. Any more than that, and I think that I’ve bought an old version of a product. Nowadays technology isn’t just better, it should also be easier to use. When you buy industrial or research equipment, the setup process is usually ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

  • How dangerous is blue green algae?

    Blue green algae is one of the popular parameters that can be tested using our water monitoring equipment. It is a common water pollutant that can have a severe impact on ecosystems and plant and animal life. Read more in our exclusive LinkedIn article, where our MD Craig Harrison explains in detail just ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • 6712 Sampler Monitoring of Blue-Green Algae in Lake Winnebago - Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin - Case Study

    The Teledyne Isco 6712 portable sampler was used to monitor not only the production of the blue-green algal in Lake Winnebago, but also any algae toxins that could contaminate the surrounding community’s drinking water. ...


    By Teledyne Isco

  • What’s in Your Water

    Water can be said to be the essence of life. Indeed, in many indigenous cultures, water is strongly linked to a people’s cultural identity. With the unfortunate news about the amount of lead found in Flint, Michigan’s public water system, perhaps more scrutiny and resources will be designated to improve and monitor this vital resource. But before you pour water into your glass, ...

  • 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

  • Case study - Control and monitor algae in a lake

    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

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

    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

  • Comparing the sensitivity of chlorophytes, cyanobacteria, and diatoms to major‐use antibiotics

    The occurrence of antibiotic residues in the aquatic environment is an emerging concern. In contrast to daphnia and fish, algae are known to be particularly sensitive to antibiotic exposure. However, to date, a systematic evaluation of the sensitivity of different algal species to antibiotics has not been performed. The aim of the present study was therefore to explore the sensitivity of a ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Sorption and toxicity reduction of pharmaceutically active compounds and endocrine disrupting chemicals in the presence of colloidal humic acid

    This study investigated the toxicity changes and sorption of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupters in the presence of humic acid (HA). For the sorption experiment, a dead end filtration (DEF) system was used to separate bound and free-form target compounds. An algae growth inhibition test and E-screen assay were conducted to estimate the toxic effect of pharmaceutically active compounds ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Algae Control Solution for Chilean Salmon Industry?

    Since February 2016, Salmon farms in Chile have been suffering from an intensive Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) which is causing massive numbers of salmon deaths. Ultrasonic technology combined with algae detection could be the solution for an industry facing economic losses totaling millions. Currently the Dutch algae control company, LG Sonic, is discussing the implementation of ultrasonic ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Development of algal interspecies correlation estimation (ICE) models for chemical hazard assessment

    Web‐ICE (Web‐based Interspecies Correlation Estimation) is an application developed to predict the acute toxicity of a chemical from one species to another taxon. ICE models use the acute toxicity value for a surrogate species to predict effect values for other species, thus potentially filling in data gaps for a variety of environmental assessment purposes. Web‐ICE has historically been ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • GTI Covers Tackle Troublesome Algae at Clarksville Water Treatment Plant

    The Utility: The Clarksville Water System consists of a water treatment plant and a distribution system that serves approximately 160,000 people, making it one of the largest in Tennessee. The Clarksville Water Treatment Plant is situated on an 11 acre (4.5 hectare) site beside the Cumberland River, the city’s source of water, and has an estimated capacity of 28 MGD with peak rates ...


    By Geomembrane Technologies

  • Occurrence of algae and algae-related taste and odour (T&O) compounds in the Qingcaosha Reservoir, China

    This study examined the temporal and spatial variations in the occurrence of major algae and algae-related taste and odour (T&O) compounds in Qingcaosha Reservoir, China. Water samples were collected monthly from seven sites in the reservoir and analysed using solid phase microextraction combined with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Results showed that green algae were dominant over ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Linking the chemical speciation of Ce to its bioavailability in water for a freshwater alga

    Over the past decade, researchers have begun to use metals of the lanthanide family for numerous applications, including liquid crystal display (LCD) screens, optical fibers and laser technology. Unfortunately, little is presently known about their bioavailability or the mechanisms by which they might cause toxicity. This paper focuses on cerium, which is one of the most widely used ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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

    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

  • Simple Quantitative Measurement of Nannochloropsis Micro Algae in Water Using Shimadzu UV Micro Algae Analysis System

    Global warming due to the burning of fossil fuels is now widely recognized as a problem, and among the alternatives to fossil fuels, the extraction of fuel from micro algae has been actively investigated in recent years. While the yield per unit area of micro algae is high, and harvesting is possible year round, these advantages are offset by many challenges in the development process that ...

  • Derivation of a water quality guideline for aluminium in marine waters

    Metal risk assessment of industrialised harbours and coastal marine waters requires the application of robust water quality guidelines to determine the likelihood of biological impacts. Currently there is no such guideline available for aluminium in marine waters. A water quality guideline of 24 μg total Al/L has been developed for aluminium in marine waters based on chronic 10 % inhibition or ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Operation of an integrated algae pond system for the treatment of municipal sewage: a South African case study

    Integrated algae pond systems (IAPS) combine the use of anaerobic and aerobic bioprocesses to effect sewage treatment. In the present work, the performance of IAPS was evaluated to determine the efficiency of this technology for treatment of municipal sewage under South African conditions. Composite samples were analysed over an 8 month period before and after tertiary treatment. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Principal component analysis to assess the efficiency and mechanism for ultraviolet-C/polyaluminum chloride enhanced coagulation of algae-laden water

    Polyaluminum chloride (PAC) coagulation, short wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C at 254 nm) treatment and UV-C/PAC treatment of algae-laden water from Meiliang Gulf (Lake Taihu) were conducted. The intrinsic characteristics and correlations of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM), algae biomass and other contaminants were investigated. Parallel factor analysis determined four CDOM components, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Toxic algae successfully monitored, controlled at drink water reservoir in the UK

    Within the water industry, combating algae is known as a hazardous chemical process. However the chemical free approach and solution of LG Sound is confirmed to be environmental friendly by Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW). As a result of the experienced problems in the lakes of SBW, the MPC Buoy was installed to improve the water ...


    By LG Sonic

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