Algal Bloom control News

  • LG Sonic donates algae control system to Girls High School in Kwale, Kenya

    The Dutch algae treatment company, LG Sonic, has donated an algae control system which will be used to improve the water quality at the Girls High School in Kwale, Kenya. The algae control project is part of a larger project conducted by the Verkaart Development Team (VDT) to collect rainwater during the rainy season. The estimated 2 million liters of collected water will be used as drinking ...


    By LG Sonic

  • WEFTEC 2016 – Meet LG Sonic at booth 1801

    From September 26-28, LG Sonic will attend WEFTEC New Orleans, world’s largest water quality exhibition, to show their latest innovation to monitor and control toxic algal blooms in lakes and reservoirs. LG Sonic’s booth is located in the Netherlands Pavilion (1801). Ultrasonic algae control LG Sonic products provide an environmentally friendly ...


    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

  • Visit LG Sonic during the Singapore International Water Week

    In the week of 11-15 July, LG Sonic will attend the Business Avenues Environment and Water Technologies mission to Singapore and Vietnam.This business mission is linked to the Singapore International Water Week, a bi-annual global platform that brings together stakeholders from the water industry to share best practices, showcase the latest innovations and explore business opportunities. During ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Geo-engineering to clean up decades of phosphorus pollution in lakes

    Phosphorus is the biggest cause of water quality degradation worldwide, causing ‘dead zones’, toxic algal blooms, a loss of biodiversity and increased health risks for the plants, animals and humans. This threatens the loss of economic and social benefits from freshwaters. Miquel Lurling of the Aquatic Ecology group was lead author of a special issue of Water Research on the control ...

  • Installation of four ultrasonic algae control systems in a recreational lake in the province of South Holland

    LG Sonic installed four ultrasonic algae control systems, the MPC-Buoy, in recreational lake “de Zoetermeerse Plas” located in South Holland, the Netherlands. This environmentally friendly system controls toxic algal blooms by using ultrasound technology. It is the first algae control project of LG Sonic in their domestic ...


    By LG Sonic

  • 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

  • Verhamme to Present at HABs Webinar

    LimnoTech’s Ed Verhamme will be a presenter at an upcoming webinar titled “Real-Time HABs Sensors for Drinking Water Treatment.” Brenda Snyder of the University of Toledo and Paul Nieberding of Fondriest Environmental will also be presenting. This webinar will discuss how Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) sensors are used in water treatment plants across Ohio to monitor for the ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • 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’s MPC-Buoy nominated for Aquatech Innovation Award 2015

    In the upcoming Aquatech Innovation Award 2015, LG Sonic is nominated in the category water treatment for the development of the MPC-Buoy, an environmentally friendly system that provides continuous online water quality monitoring to predict and control algae by using ultrasound technology, thereby offering a complete algae control solution. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • 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

  • Find out our latest technologies during WEFTEC 2015, Chicago

    At the moment LG Sonic is attending WEFTEC Chicago, world’s largest water quality exhibition, to show their latest innovation to control algae, the MPC-Buoy. The MPC-Buoy is a floating solar-powered system that allows to effectively control harmful algal blooms in large water surfaces, such as lakes and drinking water reservoirs. LG Sonic’s booth is located in the Netherlands Pavilion ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Link found between ‘algal blooms’ and liver disease

    Cyanobacteria — often referred to as blue-green algae — are found in water bodies around the world and can produce toxins with potential health risks. This US-wide study found a significant positive association between cyanobacterial bloom coverage and death by non-alcoholic liver disease. The researchers say their study suggests some evidence of a potential health risk and should be ...

  • LG Sonic selected as one of the most innovative companies in the Netherlands

    During Blue Oceans Day, organized by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, LG Sonic got selected as one of the most innovative companies in the Netherlands. The company is especially rewarded for the successful development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy, an environmentally system to monitor and control harmful algal blooms with the use of ultrasonic ...


    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

  • 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

  • LimnoTech Places Environmental Data Buoys near Cleveland

    LimnoTech staff were busy recently placing new environmental data buoys in Lake Erie near Cleveland. The buoys are part of a NOAA GLERL and GLOS-funded project to monitor bottom water hypoxia in the central basin of Lake Erie. Grants from NOAA (through EPA GLRI), Cleveland Water, and The Lake Energy Development Corporation made placement and future operation and maintenance of the buoys possible. ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Growth of algae affected by ocean acidification and nutrient pollution

    Ocean acidification and eutrophication may affect the growth of microscopic algae — phytoplankton — with knock-on impacts for marine food chains and fisheries, warns a new study. By growing phytoplankton under different scenarios the researchers found that phytoplankton species are affected differently according to the acidity and nutrient content of the water. Ocean acidification is ...

  • EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities Grants to Northern Ohio

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities grants totaling more than $500,000 to three cities in northern Ohio to fund green infrastructure projects that will improve water quality in Lake Erie. Euclid, Mentor and Sandusky are among 11 cities across the Great Lakes Basin which will receive funding totaling over $1.8 million through ...

  • 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 ...

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