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  • 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 ...


  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • Remote, underwater detection of harmful algae

    This achievement represents a significant milestone in NOAA's effort to monitor the type and toxicity of harmful algal blooms (HABs). HABs are considered to be increasing not only in their global distribution, but also in the frequency, duration, and severity of their effects. HABs damage coastal ecosystem health and pose threats to humans as well as marine life. Climate change is expected to ...


  • 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.

  • 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

  • EPA awards $300,000 small business grant for Berkeley, Calif. entrepreneur’s portable test for toxic algae blooms

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $300,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to HJ Science & Technology, Inc. in Berkeley, Calif. to build a portable instrument to analyze cyanotoxins in surface waters to help protect people from potentially harmful toxic algal blooms in lakes and rivers. “Supporting the growth of environmental small businesses in ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Successful trial for new remote Phosphate monitor

    Researchers at the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have conducted trials on the river Thames to evaluate a new remote phosphate monitoring technology (Cycle-P) as part of a high-frequency (hourly resolution) monitoring programme that is studying river nutrient concentrations and how they are affected by algal abundance. The monitoring system ran continuously over the summer of ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise

    Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jason-3 is an international mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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