Algal Bloom Control News

  • LG Sonic attends European Mission to Promote Algae Control Solutions in Korea

    From Monday 3 July to Friday 7 July 2017, LG Sonic is attending the EU-Gateway Environment and Water Technologies business mission to Seoul, Korea. Korea’s “Resource Circulation Economy and Society” initiative is foreseen to drive investments in environment and water technology as the country seeks solutions to reduce reliance on natural resources and adopt new recycling ...


    By LG Sonic

  • 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 algae control system controls toxic algal blooms by using ultrasound technology. Representatives from the Embassy of Austria handed the award, signed by Energy Globe ...


    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 ...

  • Ultrasonic algae control technologies shown during IFAT 2016

    LG Sonic is going to exhibit during the IFAT to show its environmentally-friendly technologies to control and monitor algal blooms using ultrasound in lakes, reservoirs and cooling towers. LG Sonic’s, latest innovation, the MPC-Buoy, a solar-powered system that combines continuous ...


    By LG Sonic

  • 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 market. In December 2015 LG Sonic, the ...


    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

  • 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.

  • U.S. EPA Seeks Public Input on Binational Phosphorus Reduction Targets to Combat Lake Erie Algal Blooms

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public input on proposed phosphorus reduction targets to combat harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement requires the United States and Canada to adopt targets to reduce excess phosphorus levels for Lake Erie by early 2016. “The United States and Canada are committed to cutting phosphorus levels to protect ...

  • 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.

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