harmful algal bloom News

  • EPA Issues Health Advisories to Protect Americans from Algal Toxins in Drinking Water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued health advisory values that states and utilities can use to protect Americans from elevated levels of algal toxins in drinking water. Algal blooms in rivers, lakes, and bays sometimes produce harmful toxins. Because utilities often use these water bodies as sources of drinking water, EPA has determined algal toxin levels in tap water ...

  • Harmful algal blooms in Europe will increase under climate change

    Harmful algal blooms may become more common in north western European waters as a result of climate change, according to a new study. The researchers predicted that by the end of this century blooms of two groups of algal species will occur over larger areas and for longer periods every year. Algal blooms occur naturally at certain times of year when these microscopic plants multiply rapidly. ...

  • Harmful algal blooms in Europe will increase under climate change

    Harmful algal blooms may become more common in north western European waters as a result of climate change, according to a new study. The researchers predicted that by the end of this century blooms of two groups of algal species will occur over larger areas and for longer periods every year. Algal blooms occur naturally at certain times of year when these microscopic plants multiply rapidly. ...

  • EPA Announces Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant to Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Study Causes of Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission to study the causes of harmful algal blooms and low oxygen levels in Lake Erie. “This EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant will fund crucial scientific work to answer questions about the role of nutrients, such as phosphorus, in harmful algal ...

  • EPA, NASA, NOAA and USGS Creating Early Warning System to Detect Harmful Algal Blooms

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it is developing an early warning indicator system using historical and current satellite data to detect algal blooms. EPA researchers will develop a mobile app to inform water quality managers of changes in water quality using satellite data on cyanobacteria algal blooms from three partnering agencies-- NASA, NOAA, and the U.S. ...

  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Provides Funding to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) will provide almost $12 million to federal and state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie. The funding builds upon the GLRI’s on-going efforts to reduce algal blooms and will be made available to Ohio, ...

  • Ultrasonic depth sensor to measure water levels

    The Dutch algae control company LG Sonic introduced an ultrasonic depth sensor to give the customers real-time insight in the water levels which allows them to adequately deal with water level fluctuations. Reservoirs used for industrial processes or the production of drinking water often deal with strong water level fluctuations. Due to events of high demand and evaporation, water levels in ...


    By LG Sonic

  • California and Georgia chose MPC-Buoy to solve algae problems

    In Carlsbad, California, MPC-Buoy will monitor and control algal blooms in a storage reservoir used for recycled (or reclaimed) wastewater for the Vallecitos Water District. The recycled water is sold to neighboring water districts and used for irrigation at Legoland, the Carlsbad Flower Fields, and the Aviara Golf Course. Excessive algae growth in the recycled water storage reservoirs ...


    By LG Sonic

  • EPA Awards Additional GLRI Funding to Federal and State Agencies to Expand Efforts to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

    U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds totaling over $3.1 million to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to target harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. “This new Great ...

  • Tackling Harmful Algal Blooms

    In August 2014, an incident in Lake Erie, Ohio left almost half a million people without drinking water when the Mayor of Toledo was forced to ban city drinking water due to above-average levels of toxins found in the water supply. These toxins, called microcystins, were produced by a type of blue-green algae which occurs naturally in Lake Erie and is mostly harmless. But when toxins are ...

  • NOAA, Research Partners Predict Severe 2015 Harmful Algal Bloom for Lake Erie

    LimnoTech’s Western Lake Erie Ecosystem Model (WLEEM) is one of three models being used in an ensemble modeling approach by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its research partners to forecast the severity of the 2015 Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. The models predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Seminar: Use of Ultrasound Technology to Control Algae during the U.S. Algal Toxin Conference

    April 28, 2015. LG Sonic is going to attend the U.S. Algal Toxin Conference which takes place from 28-30 April in Akron, Ohio. The aim of the conference is to understand the dynamics of algal toxins and the threat posed to the community’s health, safety and economics. Monitor, Predict and Control Algal Blooms On Wednesday 29th of April our ...


    By LG Sonic

  • LimnoTech Featured in Lake Erie Algae Bloom Monitoring Network Article (March 2015

    LimnoTech and Project Engineer Ed Verhamme were featured recently in an article in the Environmental Monitor. The article describes the water quality monitoring network in Lake Erie that LimnoTech helped to establish last summer in response to harmful algal blooms that affected water quality in the City of Toledo, and how the network helped water treatment plant operators ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Algal bloom research award

    NOAA has awarded USD543,336 for two competitive grants to better understand and manage outbreaks of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) which threaten public health and fisheries in Puget Sound. The grants cover the first year of multi-year projects, anticipated to cost almost USD1.5 million over the next three years. The goal of the first project is to develop a forecasting ability to identify which ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Visit LG Sonic at WEFTEC 2019

    Make sure to come to meet our team during the World Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC) 2019. The exhibition take place from 21st to 25th September in Chicago. You are welcome to visit us at booth 7734 at the Netherlands Water Pavilion where we will showcase our MPC Buoy algae management solutions. This year you can also ...


    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

  • 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

  • EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman today announced the award of four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $8.6 million to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie. Hedman was joined by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, U.S. Rep Marcy ...

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