Algae Management Articles

  • Algae Control in Lakes and Reservoirs

    There are plenty of harmful algal bloom related cases worldwide but what is evident is that their number elevates with each year. Excessive cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and green algae growth in a water reservoir can have negative consequences for the water quality. The water turns green, sand filters can clog, and some algae can produce geosmins and MIB, giving the water an ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Surface Water / Algae Blooms Case Study

    Challenge The city river in Berlin is contaminated to the point that fish death events are common. Combined sewage overflows, stormwater runoff and the high traffic of ships are the main sources of contamination. The high amount of nutrients and the high tempratures in the summer make the river prone to algae blooms. For these reasons, the shore of the river was selected as the first ...


    By akvola Technologies

  • Case study - Algae control in SAB Miller Clarifier

    Several LG Sonic e-line devices were installed in the SAB Miller Clarifier #1 in Tocancipa Brewery, Colombia in order to control filamentous algae. The LG Sonic e-line devices were installed in the summer of 2012.   The Challenge: Control Algae and Increase Process Efficiency In the summer of 2012, SAB Miller, Colombia contacted LG Sonic in order to provide a solution ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - Algae control in raw water reservoir Ecuador

    Before the installation of the LG Sonic e-line equipment algae grew on the surface and settle down on the liner before entering the drinking water treatment plant. To cover the 24.000 m2 of water surface, it was decided to install 3 devices.   The Challenge: Green Algae Covering the Sides of the Lagoon Located in Santa Elena’s peninsula, the 42.000 m3 raw water ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - Algae control in an open balance tank

    High algae concentrations create problems for process performance and increase operating expenditure for cleaning and maintenance activities. Several LG Sonic e-line devices were installed in a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTPs) in Melbourne, Australia in order to control algal blooms. The Challenge: Control Algal Blooms and Lower Maintenance Costs One of the main challenges ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - Algae control in fire reservoir Häagen Dasz production facility

    A 77 meter rainwater reservoir for fire extinguishing purposes was completely covered with filamentous green algae. The green filamentous algae clogs regularly filters located before the jockey pumps.  The Challenge: Control Green Algae and Lower the Use of Oxygen Peroxide Located in Tilloy-lès Mofflaines, France, the 77 meter long rainwater reservoir for fire ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - Algae control in East Dorset raw water reservoir

    Bournemouth Water has installed four MPC-Buoy systems to monitor and control algal blooms at Longham Lakes. After the installation of the MPC-Buoy systems a dramatic reduction in the concentration of algae was experienced. The Challenge: Installing an Environmentally Friendly Solution to Control Algal Blooms The objective of the project was to reduce algae concentrations . ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Algae Problems

    Almost everywhere where water is being stored, algae problems may occur. When water is stagnant, has a high temperature or a high concentration of Nitrates and Phosphates, an algae bloom might occur, which can cause several problems. Blue-green algae growth can cause a foul odour to the water, a layer of scum on the surface and even pose a health risk. Green algae may colour the water green, look ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Occurrence of phosphorus, iron, aluminum, silica, and calcium in a eutrophic lake during algae bloom sedimentation

    Phosphorus (P) in a water body is mainly controlled by the interaction between surface sediment and the overlying water column after the complete control of external pollution. Significant enhancement of P in a water body would cause eutrophication of lakes. Thus, a better understanding is needed of the occurrences of P between the sediment and water column in eutrophic lakes. Here, we ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Sunlight-Blocking Covers Control Algae, Reduce Operational Costs at California Utility

    The Utility: The Santa Clara Valley Water District (the District) manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection, and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County's 1.8 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water ...

  • Removal of volatile organic sulfur compounds by aeration during algae-induced black blooms in shallow lakes

    High levels of volatile organic sulfur compounds (VOSCs) have frequently been detected during algae-induced black blooms, which pose an ecological threat to water bodies and their surrounding residents. In this study, aeration was applied to remove the VOSCs after the outbreak of a black bloom. The removal efficiencies under different aeration rates (A1 (0.06 m3-air min−1 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • DOE-Funded Algae Foundation Education Initiative Announced

    On October 2, 2015, at the 2015 Algae Biomass Organization Summit, the Algae Foundation announced a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded education initiative to enhance algae workforce development. The Algae Foundation is a non-profit ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • `Legal, Regulatory & Political Considerations In Commercializing Algal Products` Panel Presented At ABO, October 1, 2015

    Hear BRAG's Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., and other panelists on Thursday, October 1, at the Algae Biomass Summit, which runs September 29 - October 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility executives, and where ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA To Hold Public Meeting on Biotechnology Algae

    On August 25, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a Public Meeting and Opportunity for Public Comment on Considerations for Risk Assessment of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Announces Three Webinars Covering PMN Submission Systems And Inviting Discussion Of Biotechnology Algae Project

    On August 12, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three webinars to review the new features of the updated online Premanufacture Notifications (PMN) Submission System. The new web-based submission system for the Toxic Substances ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - Algae control in lake

    Company: Kelab Sahabat Tamam Aman Lake Description:  Installation of four LG Sonic® XXL plus devices in the lake (dimensions: 250 x 100 meters) in December 2012 Project objective: Lake Tamam Aman is contaminated by algae and the inflow of liquid waste from the surrounding buildings. Thanks to the blooming of blue-green algae, the ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - Algae control in recreational pond

    Located in Craigmyle, Torphins (Scotland), the 3845 square meter pond was covered with dark green pond weed.  An e-line system was installed to control the algae. The Challenge: Green Algae Mats Covering the Pond’s Shores Located in Craigmyle, Torphins, Scotland, the 3,845 m2 pond was covered with dark green pond weed. For years, the image of the pond was ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - Algae control in raw water reservoir

    Application: Raw water reservoir, Ecuador, July 2013 Description: Installation of three LG Sonic® e-line units to cover a water surface of a 24,000-m2 raw water reservoir, which is further treated in the local drinking water plant Project objective: The raw water reservoir experienced problems with algae growth. Additionally, they ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - Algae control in cooling towers

    Company: Dubai festival city Description: LG Sonic industrial units for district cooling facility in Dubai Project objective: Reduce chemical dosage for water treatment and, at the same time, control factors that may cause problems, such as corrosion, scaling, and microbial activity Before treatment Scaling, ...


    By LG Sonic

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