Algae Monitoring News

  • LG Sonic donates algae control system to Girls High School in Kwale, Kenya

    The Dutch algae treatment company, LG Sonic, has donated an algae control system which will be used to improve the water quality at the Girls High School in Kwale, Kenya. The algae control project is part of a larger project conducted by the Verkaart Development Team (VDT) to collect rainwater during the rainy season. The estimated 2 million liters of collected water will be used as drinking ...


    By LG Sonic

  • AlgaeConnect 2.0 software is in general release!

    The AlgaeConnect software has been rebuilt from the ground up using the latest HTML5 and JS tools, with rich responsive charting, incredibly easy setup of ponds/PBRs, new control algorithms specific to algae growth, logging of all calibrations and control events, user permission levels, and many added features. Our incredibly easy to use Setup page can configure a basic 10 pond system in about 15 ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

  • HubBoxes, Gateways, and a SPARC to light your way

    Well, it’s been a while since we’ve posted an update here, and that’s because we’ve been working like crazy on a brand new, totally revamped, hardware/software platform. It’s a line of fully autonomous wireless algae pond and PBR monitoring and control systems. This new hardware line is in a word, awesome, and customers are loving it. We’ve now incorporated ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

  • WEFTEC 2016 – Meet LG Sonic at booth 1801

    From September 26-28, LG Sonic will attend WEFTEC New Orleans, world’s largest water quality exhibition, to show their latest innovation to monitor and control toxic algal blooms in lakes and reservoirs. LG Sonic’s booth is located in the Netherlands Pavilion (1801). Ultrasonic algae control LG Sonic products provide an environmentally friendly ...


    By LG Sonic

  • LG Sonic Algae Control selected as Dutch winner of the Energy Globe Award

    Today LG Sonic received the prestigious Energy Globe National Award for the development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy. This solar-powered system controls toxic algal blooms by using ultrasound technology. Representatives from the Embassy of Austria handed the award, signed by Energy Globe Jury chairperson Maneka Gandhi and Energy Globe initiator Mr. Wolfgang Neumann, during a company ...


    By LG Sonic

  • LG Sonic algae control selected as Dutch winner of the Energy Globe Award

    Today LG Sonic received the prestigious Energy Globe National Award for the development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy. This solar-powered system controls toxic algal blooms by using ultrasound technology. Representatives from the Embassy of Austria handed the award, signed by Energy Globe Jury chairperson Maneka Gandhi and Energy Globe initiator Mr. Wolfgang Neumann, during a company ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Green Slime plagues Florida, drives home importance of nutrient removal

    While most of the country was seeing red, white, and blue this past Fourth of July, many Florida residents were seeing green. Massive algae blooms filled the St. Lucie River and the Indian River Lagoon with thick, green, toxic slime, promoting Florida governor Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency in the countries on the state’s Atlantic Coast,  ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Ultrasonic algae control technologies shown during IFAT 2016

    LG Sonic is going to exhibit during the IFAT to show its environmentally-friendly technologies to control and monitor algal blooms using ultrasound in lakes, reservoirs and cooling towers. LG Sonic’s, latest innovation, the MPC-Buoy, a solar-powered system that combines continuous ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Installation of four ultrasonic algae control systems in a recreational lake in the province of South Holland

    LG Sonic installed four ultrasonic algae control systems, the MPC-Buoy, in recreational lake “de Zoetermeerse Plas” located in South Holland, the Netherlands. This environmentally friendly system controls toxic algal blooms by using ultrasound technology. It is the first algae control project of LG Sonic in their domestic ...


    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

  • LG Sonic introduces Depth, GPS and Solar Radiation sensors for better algae prediction

    LG Sonic introduces a water level sensor to measure the depth of water reservoirs, and a pyranometer to measure sun radiation. Furthermore, LG Sonic has decided to incorporate a GPS sensor in their algae control system, the MPC-Buoy, in order to determine the exact location of each system accurately. The sensors can be integrated into the ...


    By LG Sonic

  • LG Sonic introduces new software for accurate water quality monitoring and effective algae control

    LG Sonic introduces a user-friendly software, the MPC-View, to follow the water quality in lakes and reservoirs visually. The software receives its data from advanced water quality sensors that are integrated into the MPC-Buoy, a floating solar-powered system for control of algal blooms through ultrasound. The MPC-Buoy contains ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Official Announcement of First Dutch Algae Control Project with MPC-Buoy

    Today (Dec 10, 2015) LG Sonic, the municipality of Zoetermeer, and water board Rijnland officially announced a collaboration project to monitor and control algal blooms in recreational lake the Noord Aa. For this project four MPC-Buoy systems will be installed before the summer of 2016. This environmentally friendly system controls toxic algal blooms by ...


    By LG Sonic

  • BETO-Funded Projects Win at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards

    Two projects funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) have received awards at this year’s 2015 R&D 100 Awards. The annual “Oscars of Invention” awards recognize excellence in innovative technologies; BETO projects have had strong showings as finalists and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Chemical-free Algae Control Category Winner of the Aquatech Innovation Award 2015

    Last week LG Sonic received the Aquatech Innovation Award 2015 in the category water supply/water treatment for the development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy. This environmentally friendly system controls toxic algal blooms by using ultrasound technology. The winners were announced during the festive opening ceremony of the Amsterdam International Water Week and Aquatech Amsterdam on ...


    By LG Sonic

  • LG Sonic’s MPC-Buoy nominated for Aquatech Innovation Award 2015

    In the upcoming Aquatech Innovation Award 2015, LG Sonic is nominated in the category water treatment for the development of the MPC-Buoy, an environmentally friendly system that provides continuous online water quality monitoring to predict and control algae by using ultrasound technology, thereby offering a complete algae control solution. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Ohio River`s huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers

    A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation. Treatment plant operators and researchers along the river were surprised by the large bloom and said it should be a warning to cities that get their water supply from lakes, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

    A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal ribbon of microscopic algae, up to 40 miles wide and 650 feet deep in places, is flourishing amid unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures. It now stretches from at ...


    By Associated Press

  • Award for innovative approach to control algae with ultrasound technology

    LG Sonic, a Dutch manufacturer of algae control systems, received an award for their innovative approach to control algae with ultrasound technology. The annual “Going the Extra Mile” (GEM) awards were hosted by Northumbrian Water, a UK Water Utility company supplying water in both the north and south of England. The event took place at the Beamish Hall on Thursday 25 June 2015. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Growth of algae affected by ocean acidification and nutrient pollution

    Ocean acidification and eutrophication may affect the growth of microscopic algae — phytoplankton — with knock-on impacts for marine food chains and fisheries, warns a new study. By growing phytoplankton under different scenarios the researchers found that phytoplankton species are affected differently according to the acidity and nutrient content of the water. Ocean acidification is ...

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