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  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Real time surface water quality monitoring

    During Aquatech 2015 the Dutch company BlueLeg Monitor launched the newly developed fixed position EcoWatch for continuous real time surface water monitoring focusing upon relevant ecological water parameters. A new method to determine surface water quality is to use the color characteristics of the water using spectrometers and to interpret the spectral graphs with sophisticated algorithms. ...


    By BlueLeg Monitor BV

  • Real-time Monitoring - through swell and high water

    Estuaries on the west coast of Wales represent some of the most challenging conditions for environmental monitoring. However, staff from monitoring solutions company YSI Hydrodata and Environment Agency specialists have combined to develop a solar powered water quality monitoring pontoon which is providing 24/7 data that previously would have been an impossible dream. Background ...

  • The secret, dirty cost of Obama`s green power push

    The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield. It wasn't supposed to be this way. With the Iowa political caucuses on the horizon in 2007, presidential candidate Barack ...


    By Associated Press

  • PME Integrates Turner Design Chlorophyll Sensor For Real-Time Monitoring

    Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc (PME), an internationally known oceanographic and limnologic instrument design corporation, has integrated the Turner Designs Cyclops-7 Chlorophyll sensor to their T-Chain, a multi-sensor string. The T-Chain is a temperature string designed to collect a variety of water column measurements such as temperature, dissolved oxygen, PAR and pressure. The T-Chain ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • New submersible logger for Turner Designs Cyclops-7 Sensor provides in situ monitoring

    Turner Designs Cyclops-7 Sensors include Blue Green Algae, CDOM/FDOM, Chlorophyll, Crude Oil, Fluorescein Dye, Optical Brighteners, Tryptophan, Refined Fuels, Rhodamine WT Dye, Turbidity Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc. (PME), an internationally known freshwater instrument design corporation is proud to announce the release of the Cyclops-7 Logger, a submersible, portable device that ...

  • At annual swim event in Charles river, yearly water quality remains good; EPA grade from 2010 monitoring: B+

    As local residents eager to reestablish swimming in the Charles River held an annual swim event, EPA announced a grade of “B+” reflecting monitoring data that showed that during 2010, the Charles River continued to have acceptable water quality for boating and swimming. This progress is thanks to the intensive Clean Charles Initiative began in 1995. EPA’s grade of B+ for the ...

  • Algal bloom in baltic sea

    This Envisat image, with courtesy of ESA, captures blue-green algae blooms filling the Baltic Sea, which is roughly 1,600km long, 190km wide and has a surface area of about 377,000 sq km. "Algae bloom" is the term used to describe the rapid multiplying of phytoplankton, microscopic marine plants that drift on or near the surface of the sea. Floating freely in the water, phytoplankton are ...

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