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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.” ...

  • Green measures emphasized in development of Jiangsu Province, China

    Jiangsu Province will constantly focus on environmental protection while maintaining strong momentum in economic development in the next five years, acting governor Luo Zhijun said in his work report to the first session of the 11th provincial people's congress last Friday. The province witnessed fast economic growth in the past five years with gross domestic product (GDP) increasing at an annual ...

  • 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.

  • EPA Planning to Issue Health Advisories On Harmful Algal Blooms by May 2015

    The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to issue by May 2015 drinking water health advisories for cyanobacteria, the harmful forms of blue-green algae that contaminated water supplies in Toledo, Ohio, and resulted in a weekend-long ban in early August, an agency official said Sept. 29. The agency is working on health advisories for microcystin L-R and cylindrospermopsin, with plans to have ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • LG Sonic and American Water Announce Innovative Partnership to Monitor and Control Algal Blooms

    American Water, America’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, and LG Sonic, a Dutch manufacturer of algae control systems, today announced it has formed a partnership to perform ultrasonic algae control in water treatment plants. This makes LG Sonic the first European company that succeeded to become a  ...


    By LG Sonic

  • How much phosphorus pollution makes lakes unsafe for recreation?

    A target level of 20 micrograms of phosphorus per litre of lake water could help keep many lakes safe for recreation by restricting the growth of harmful algal blooms, European research suggests. The scientists analysed the relationship between phosphorus levels in medium- and high-alkalinity lakes, the growth of cyanobacteria blooms and the concentrations of cyanobacteria that trigger World ...

  • Bredel hose pump fuels vital energy breakthrough

    San Diego-based Sapphire Energy, the pioneer of an entirely new industry – Green Crude production – is taking advantage of the unique benefits of Bredel hose pump technology from ...

  • LG Sonic and American Water Announce innovative partnership to monitor and control algal blooms

    American Water, America’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, and LG Sonic, a Dutch manufacturer of algae control systems, today announced it has formed a partnership to perform ultrasonic algae control in water treatment plants. This makes LG Sonic the first European company that succeeded to become a ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Biotech Firm Matrix Genetics Receives Investment From Avista Development

    Matrix Genetics ("Matrix"), a biotechnology company focused on producing renewable fuels and specialty chemicals derived from cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) announced today that Spokane, Wash. based Avista Development, Inc. has invested in the company. Avista Development is the venture arm of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA), an energy company involved in the production, transmission and ...


  • Research and Markets: Advanced Biofuels Market Guide

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cb2577/advanced_biofuels) has announced the addition of the "Advanced Biofuels Market Guide" report to their offering. With rising demand for energy ...


  • Global Third Generation Energy Sources Market Analysis 2012-2018 By MarketResearchReports.biz

    Limited availability of natural resources is proving insufficient to meet the increasing energy demands of the growing population. Continuous growth in demand for alternative energy resources with improved efficiency have taken the technologies and products of this market to a new level called the third generation. Increasing demand for alternative energy sources is driving the energy market to a ...


  • Phosphorus pollution research in great lakes

    NOAA has awarded New York-based Stony Brook University USD285,895 as part of an anticipated three-year, nearly USD500,000 project to determine how different kinds of phosphorous, a nutrient required by all plants for growth, trigger toxic blooms of blue-green algae in the Great Lakes. The project will focus on the algal species Microcystis, which frequently causes massive and unsightly blooms in ...


  • Cutting nutrient pollution may curb harmful algal blooms

    Reducing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution may be an easier, more effective way to control harmful algal blooms in water than addressing warming temperatures, say researchers. Cyanobacteria, also known ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Hydrological changes imperil world`s poorest regions, say water experts

    Modern agriculture and land-use practices may lead to major disruptions of the world’s water flows, with potentially sudden and dire consequences for regions least able to cope with them, researchers at the Stockholm University-affiliated Stockholm Resilience Centre and McGill University have warned. In a paper published April 1 in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Dr. Line J. Gordon ...


  • Ruining the world’s water supply

    Agricultural run-offs containing fertilizers, animal wastes and pesticides are infecting rivers and water courses with blue-green algal blooms and toxic chemicals. While the problem is particularly evident in developing countries - Canada, Australia and the United States contain some of the world’s most polluted rivers, and poor agricultural practices are the root cause. Almost one-fifth ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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