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  • Expert group to advise on Murray blue-green algae outbreak

    Murray-Darling Basin states and the Commonwealth have established a high-level panel of leading experts and senior officials to advise on the ongoing response to the blue-green algae outbreak currently affecting the River Murray. The Murray-Darling Blue-green Algal Bloom Advisory Panel will be chaired by Murray-Darling Basin Authority Chief Executive, Rob Freeman. It will include leading experts ...


    By Australian Government

  • Blue-green algae - check the water before you swim

    Most beaches, lakes and rivers in Europe were clean and healthy last year. But water quality can be affected by many unforeseen factors, including sewage, agricultural waste and algae. The European Environment Agency (EEA) recommends checking local water quality information before you jump in. The EEA’s annual ...

  • Blue-green algae successfully monitored and controlled by using ultrasound with new MPC-Buoy

    The MPC- Buoy improved the water quality in a drinking water reservoir in the UK. The drink water company Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW) has announced in a press release that after the installation of the MPC-Buoy a ‘dramatic ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Blue-Green Algae Successfully Monitored and Controlled by Using Ultrasound with New MPC-Buoy

    Algal blooms located in water surfaces is a common problem which is encountered by many professionals in the water industry.  High algae levels often result in a deterioration of the water quality and bad odor.  In order to provide an environmentally friendly solution to prevent the growth of blue-green algae, the Dutch company LG Sound initiated a ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Innovating to counter the proliferation of blue-green algae: Premier Tech launches a world first as a solution to phosphorus discharges

    Premier Tech is pleased to announce that its Business Unit Premier Tech Aqua has introduced a world first to the onsite wastewater treatment market: its Self-Cleaning DpEC unit. It is the very first industrialised phosphorus removal solution applicable to individual dwellings in wastewater treatment. The cumulative discharges of phosphorus into lakes and rivers lead to the periodical outbreak of ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Fertilizers help toxic algae thrive in warming world

    Blue-green algae blooms that can turn toxic in freshwater lakes and can kill bathers, farm animals and domestic pets that drink the water are becoming more widespread across the world, according to new research. A combination of excess use of fertilizers containing phosphorus and nitrogen, untreated sewage releases, and warmer water caused by climate change is leading to an increasing threat of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Tiny algae loom large in biofuel pilot projects

    The production of biofuels from algae gained new prominence this summer when ExxonMobil announced that it will invest up to $600 million in the technology. ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) formed a research and development alliance in July to explore the production of biofuels from photosynthetic algae. Photosynthetic algae—such as single-celled 'microalgae' and blue-green algae—are ...

  • Algae could solve world`s fuel crisis

    Genetically modified blue and green algae could be the answer to the world's fuel problems. Bioengineers have already developed algae that produce ethanol, oil and even diesel -- and the only things the organisms need are sunlight, CO2 and seawater. Biochemist Dan Robertson's living gas stations have the dark-green shimmer of oak leaves and are as tiny as E. coli bacteria. Their genetic material ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Top 11 algae market trends for 2011

    1 Emerging Markets Growth US and EU-based algae producers and licensors of technology are increasingly looking to the Emerging Markets in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East for faster economic growth, increasing market demand, and more supportive government and regulatory climates for accelerated commercial growth. This follows a key trend by Shell and BP investing $12 and $8 ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • Water Company Installs Ultrasonic System to Kill off Algae

    ULTRASONIC sound waves are being used to kill off algae at an East Dorset reservoir. Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW) has installed an ultrasonic algae control system at Longham Lakes. The system, supplied by Dutch company LG Sound, is used widely in mainland Europe but is the first to be installed by an English water company. It uses underwater ...


    By LG Sonic

  • 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

  • Blue Water Technologies Inc.: University of Idaho Technology Transfer Flush With Success

    Courtesy of the University of Idaho Photo is available at www.today.uidaho.edu/PhotoList.aspx HAYDEN, Idaho – The cutting-edge, million dollar wastewater research facility in Hayden is not the only one in the country, but, notes Remy Newcombe, “We are the only one we know of at a working municipal wastewater treatment plant.” ...

  • AWWA presents part one of algae source to treatment webcast series

    On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host the Algae Source to Treatment: Sampling Methods, Online Monitoring, and Cyanobacteria webcast. Part one of a two-part series, the webcast will review the most common and problematic algae in surface water supplies, including cyanobacteria or blue-green algae. The webcast will focus on identifying sampling and ...

  • American Water and LG Sonic Receive Award for Chemical-Free Algae Control

    American Water, America’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, and LG Sonic, a Dutch manufacturer of algae control systems, received a Business Achievement Award from the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) yesterday for the installation of four solar-powered algae control buoys (MPC-Buoys) in a drinking water reservoir at the Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in ...


    By LG Sonic

  • US House approves bill to step up fight against toxic algae

    Members of Congress have called for more aggressive federal action to prevent toxic algae from contaminating the Great Lakes and other waterways around the nation, such as an outbreak on Lake Erie last summer that left more than 400,000 people without safe tap water for two days. The House approved a bill this week that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop within 90 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wetland Loss Major Factor in Algae-Filled Canadian Lakes

    Yesterday, a report published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences was released indicating that a survey of nearly 250 lakes across Canada found a potent liver toxin in every province, with the highest concentrations in central Alberta and southern Manitoba. Over the last 10 years, the levels of the cyanobacterial (blue-green algae) toxin called microcystin have often ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • Testing confirms toxic algae poisoned river and two reservoirs in US

    A California Superior Court judge has invited the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board to exercise its authority to regulate water quality to rid the Klamath River of toxic algae. The ruling by Judge Elaine Rushing comes in a lawsuit filed by Klamath Riverkeeper, the Karuk Tribe, and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, PCFFA, against the board. The groups filed ...

  • 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

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