10 Things I Didn’t Know About Algae

Algae, often overlooked in everyday conversations, wield significant influence on our environment, health, and even global climate. Beyond their tranquil appearance in ponds and oceans, algae harbor a wealth of intriguing and sometimes surprising characteristics. By exploring the world of algae, we gain insight into their significant effects on ecosystems and human well-being, which is essential for developing targeted environmental interventions.

1. Algae Display a Colorful Variety

Algae display a fascinating array of colors. This color diversity is more than just aesthetic. It signifies different ecological roles and potential risks. It’s crucial to grasp intricacies and diversity of algae species, particularly as certain types, such as cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, can pose potential risks. LG Sonic understands the nuances of algae diversity, offering tailored solutions for comprehensive control.

2. Algae Thrive in Diverse Habitats

Algae find a home in a diverse range of aquatic habitats.  They do not only grow on the surface but underwater as well. The adaptability of these organisms allows them to thrive under varying conditions, with each environment presenting unique challenges and opportunities for growth.

Our technology targets algae growth at various depths within the water column, ensuring effective control from surface blooms to deeper underwater infestations. LG Sonic’s equipment is versatile and adaptable, making it applicable for use in a wide range of aquatic environments, including lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and wastewater treatment facilities.

3. Algae Contaminate Water

Algae outbreaks not only make water look and smell bad but also harm its quality. Algae can contaminate water through the release of toxins, which affect human health and aquatic life. Additionally, when algal blooms decay, they consume oxygen, leading to oxygen depletion in the water, further compromising its quality. With LG Sonic’s eco-friendly solutions, we keep water clean and beautiful, preserving its quality and ensuring a healthy environment for all.

4. Algal Blooms Can Harm Human Health

Exposure to harmful algal blooms can trigger a spectrum of health issues, from mild symptoms to serious diseases. Depending on factors such as duration of exposure and toxin concentration, humans may experience: skin and eye irritation, respiratory issues, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, abdominal pain, headaches, fatigue and fever. Research indicates that prolonged exposure to low levels of algae toxins can result in neurological issues, liver damage and an increased risk of liver cancer.

5. Algae Pose a Threat to Aquatic Ecosystems

Beyond their aesthetic impact, algae wield considerable influence over aquatic ecosystems, with excessive growth leading to oxygen depletion and the formation of dead zones. This disruption in ecological balance poses a grave threat to the diverse array of life that depends on healthy water conditions for survival.

6. Algal Blooms Worsen Climate Change Effects

When they affect water bodies, algal blooms unexpectedly transform them into a source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and therefore an environmental threat. By releasing carbon dioxide and methane during decomposition processes, algal blooms negatively contribute to climate change. After recent studies on GHG emissions from lakes, it was found that the implementation of LG Sonic’s technology led to an almost 20% reduction in methane (CH4) emissions.

7. Algal Toxins Can Travel Through Air

Aerosols from harmful algae blooms can travel long distances with the wind, potentially affecting air quality and human health far beyond the immediate vicinity of the bloom. The toxins they carry pose health risks to people, animals, and ecosystems even in areas seemingly unaffected by the bloom itself.

8. Large Algal Blooms Are Visible from Space

Certain algal blooms sprawl across such vast areas that they become discernible from satellite imagery, underscoring the magnitude of their environmental repercussions. Leveraging LG Sonic’s remote sensing technology, you not only observe these expansive blooms but also acquire crucial data on their scale and severity, empowering proactive measures for timely intervention and mitigation.

9. Chemical Treatments for Algae are Harmful

Chemical treatments are often seen as a quick fix for algal blooms. However, this approach results in significant long-term negative effects. Chemicals not only harm non-target aquatic species, but can also disrupt the ecological balance, leading to more persistent and severe algal blooms in the long run.

Additionally, the use of chemicals can degrade water quality, making it less safe for wildlife and human use. Over time, algae may develop resistance to these chemicals, prompting the need for increased concentrations or alternative treatments, resulting in both environmental and economic costs.

10. Ultrasound Technology Can Control Algal Blooms

In a groundbreaking advancement, ultrasound technology emerges as a viable solution for combating algal blooms. LG Sonic’s innovative approach disrupts algae growth through targeted sound waves, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional chemical treatments or physical removal methods.


Understanding the vast and varied impacts of algae on our environment, health, and climate, LG Sonic harnesses the power of ultrasound technology to offer a non-invasive, environmentally friendly solution that is both effective and efficient. LG Sonic’s comprehensive and innovative approach to algae management exemplifies a leap forward in sustainable water treatment technologies.

By targeting algae across different habitats and depths – without the use of harmful chemicals – our solutions not only prevent the undesirable effects of algae blooms but also enhance water quality and protect aquatic ecosystems. The measurable reduction in methane emissions further underscores the role of our technology in combating climate change, providing a dual benefit of ecological preservation and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Choose LG Sonic for a future where water remains pristine, ecosystems flourish, and communities thrive in harmony with their natural surroundings. Let us help you make a positive impact on the planet, one water body at a time.