Algae Monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nitrogen and phosphorus pollution alter the mutual relationship between corals and algae

    phosphorus pollution change the relationship between the pistillata and the algae living inside its tissues, a recent study has found. The researchers say the pollutants, mainly from urban and agricultural discharges, affect algae photosynthesis and the essential transfer of carbon from algae to the coral. Nitrogen and phosphorus pollution change the relationship between the tropical coral ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Cadmium accumulation and toxicity in the unicellular alga Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata: Influence of metal‐binding exudates and exposure time

    Predicting metal availability and toxicity for chronic (several hours or days) metal exposure scenarios, even for unicellular algae, is a major challenge to existing toxicity models. This is because several factors affecting metal uptake/toxicity, such as the release of metalbinding exudates, changes in the kinetics of metal uptake/toxicity over time and algal physiological acclimation to ...


    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 ...

  • Characterization of Algae by TOC Measurement

    Global warming due to the excessive use of fossil fuels is becoming a problem which has prompted and accelerated the search for alternative fuels. Among the more attractive alternatives is biomass fuel, which is attracting considerable attention. Microalgae can be used for the production of oil without competing with food production, and to a greater extent than other biofuels, its ...

  • 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 ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Monitoring of Algae Growth by TOC Measurement

    Global warming due to the excessive use of fossil fuels is becoming a problem which has prompted and accelerated the search for alternative fuels. Among the more attractive alternatives is biomass fuel, which is attracting considerable attention. Microalgae can be used for the production of oil without competing with food production, and to a greater extent than other biofuels, its ...

  • Sorption of heavy metals in the biomass of alga Palmaria palmata

    Sorption of heavy metals by the sea alga Palmaria palmata was investigated in laboratory conditions. The sorption process of the analytes was carried out with constant flow of the solutions through the algae samples. The Langmuir isotherm model was used to describe equilibria. The experiments confirmed that 50 min of exposure of algae with little heavy metal contamination in contaminated ...


    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

  • Case study - Algae control in facultative oxidation lagoon

    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

  • 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

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