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LG Sonic ultrasound technology has been successfully applied in 96 countries worldwide. Read what our customers say about their experiences and successes.

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NIPSCO case study
NIPSCO
NIPSCO chooses a greener path to comply with NPDES

Complying with NPDES regulations In the search of an eco-friendly and effective solution to comply with NPDES discharge regulations, NIPSCO installed 5 MPC-Buoy systems at R. M. Schahfer Generating Station in Indiana, USA. High TSS and pH are mainly caused by algal blooms which are now treated with the ultrasound technology of LG Sonic. NIPSCO uses a large reservoir for settling out suspended solids prior to discharging the water back…

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Dominican Republic case study
CAASD
Improved drinking water quality for 2 million people

The country’s most important water source After dealing with algal blooms for years, The Santo Domingo Water and Sewage Corporation (CAASD) installed multiple MPC-Buoy systems to cover the 7km²/2.7mi² Valdesia reservoir earlier this year. Two months after the start of the project, the results have already exceeded the set targets. In 2019, CAASD installed multiple MPC-Buoy algae management systems to cover the 7km²/2.7mi² Valdesia reservoir. The Valdesia reservoir is the…

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Vallecitos case study
Vallecitos Water District
Improved water quality with MPC-Buoy

Improving water quality In sunny California, MPC-Buoy technology is controlling algae in reclaimed water since 2018. Vallecitos Water District provides 5.25 million gallons recycled water for irrigation every day. TSS levels need to be low to fulfil the demands of modern irrigation systems. Algae increases TSS and clogs the filters that are in place to remove TSS prior to the distribution to the irrigation systems. This allows for less cleaning…

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Three Rivers case study
Three Rivers
Lakes remain open during algae season

Control Cyanobacteria concentration Four solar-powered algae control systems were installed in the Aquadrome in Rickmansworth (UK) to control the cyanobacteria concentration in two lakes. Two systems were installed in a lake used for water skiing and fishing, and two additional unites were installed in June 2017 in a lake used for sailing. To ensure that the concentration of cyanobacteria remained at an acceptable level at a popular public open space…

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New Zealand case
Auckland utility
Reduced blue-green algae counts in New Zealand

Reducing blue-green algae counts Five solar-powered algae control systems where installed in the Lower Nihotupu Dam in Auckland, New Zealand to reduce the levels of blue-green algae. The project started in December 2016, the project appeared to be of great success with the blue-green algae count over summer significantly  less than the previous year. The main objective for this project was to reduce the blue-green algae counts in the dam…

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Dubai municipality case
Dubai Municipality
73% blue-green algae reduction in Dubai

Reducing algae growth In August 2018, LG Sonic began a new project in Dubai in collaboration with the Dubai Municipality to control algal blooms in the Al Qudra lakes. The lakes were created by the municipality as part of a project to enrich this part of the Dubai desert. To control the algal blooms, three MPC-Buoys were installed. After 60 days, it was clear that the systems improved the water…

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Town of Emmitsburg case study
Town of Emmitsburg
Saving money and water with MPC-Buoy

Control algae problems A floating solar powered algae control system was installed in Emmitsburg (US) to control algae in a reservoir that provides drinking water to approximately 3,000 people. The MPC-Buoy system, installed in April 2017, succeeds in controlling algae, reducing chemical costs and water usage. The main objective of the project was to reduce algae problems, especially during summer months, with secondary objectives to reduce chemicals costs, decrease backwashes,…

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EPM
Empresas Públicas de Medellín
No algal blooms since MPC-Buoy deployment in 2015

Control of (cyanobacterial) algal blooms Eight MPC-Buoy systems were installed to control and monitor algal blooms in a drinking water reservoir of EPM (Empresas Públicas de Medellín) in Medellin, Colombia. The reservoir is the main drinking water source of the City of Medellin. Since installation in May 2015, the systems have been in continuous operation. The primary objective of the project was to reduce and control (cyanobacterial) algal blooms, and…

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American Water case study
American Water
Eliminated chemical usage in the raw water reservoir

Addressing episodic taste and odor events Four solar-powered algae control buoys were installed in the Canoe Brook Reservoir #1 in Short Hills, NJ to assess the impact of the system for controlling algae and cyanobacteria in the raw water reservoir. The four buoys operated for five months in the spring/summer 2014. As an alternative to copper-based algaecides, the use of ultrasonic treatment can be used to control algae. Ultrasonic treatment uses high frequency sound waves to attack the algal cells….

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South West Water case study
South West Water
Six years of partnership with South West Water

Sustainable partnership Since 2014 South West Water, formerly Bournemouth Water, is using LG Sonic MPC-Buoy systems to monitor and control algal blooms at Longham Lakes. High algae concentrations in reservoirs used for drinking water purposes causes increased chemical dosage and blockages of filters and pipes within the water treatment plant. South West Water holds health and wellbeing of people and the environment in their core values. Environmental health is critical to…

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Mariscal Sucre International Airport case
Corporación Quiport
88% reduction in total suspended solids

Data-driven technology The Quiport International Airport, Mariscal Sucre, has a reservoir built to control the runoff generated by rainwater, and the capacity to retain a storm with a return frequency of 100 years. Previously, the reservoir had a problem with excessive algae growth, increasing PH levels (<7) as well as organic matter levels. This made it attractive for the wildlife found in the ecosystem adjacent to the airport, which represented…

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Sellafield case study
Sellafield
Reduced blue-green algae counts

Improve water visibility After the installation of multiple LG Sonic Industrial Wet Systems in a nuclear power plant of Sellafield (UK) the water visibility in the storage ponds improved significantly. As a result of the ultrasonic systems there has been an exceptional reduction in blue-green algae and chlorophyll levels in the storage ponds. Sellafield, a nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear decommissioning site, handles nearly all radioactive waste generated by 15…

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ClearWaterPMPC
ClearWaterPMPC
Cyanobacteria 9 times lower at Skrzyneckie Małe lake

Control and monitor toxic algal blooms The ClearWaterPMPC project was initiated by LG Sound and funded by “Research for SMEs” within the EU 7th Framework Programme. The goal of the ClearWaterPMPC (Predicting, Monitoring,Preventing, and Controlling) project was to develop an environmentally friendly technology to prevent growth of blue-green algae in large water reservoirs. In contrast to currently available ultrasound based algae control systems, the technology developed within the scope of…

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Salto Grande
Salto Grande
Four years of cooperation with Salto Grande

To the northeast of the province of Entre Ríos in Argentina is Federación, a municipality next to the reservoir formed by the Salto Grande dam. Regularly the city port has problems with blooms of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). Strong foul smells and unsightly formations affect the recreational area and the quality of the water of the coastal area of ​​the city, damaging the tourist activity in the region. Since 2007, Comisión…

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Al-Futtaim case
Al-Futtaim
69 % reduction in biocide dosage in cooling basin

Prevent biofouling and reduce chemical dosage The challenge was to prevent biofouling and reduce chemical dosage reduce chemical dosage for water treatment and at the same time controlling factors that may cause problems such as corrosion, scaling and microbial activity. Al Futtaim Cooling district plant incorporated the LG Sonic technology into their chemical treatment program to reduce the biocide consumption in the cooling towers and improve the water quality. Ultrasonic biofouling treatment uses high frequency…

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Eagles landing case
Pond owner
90% reduction of suspended green algae

Green algae mats covering the pond The residential pond was plagued with heavy thick green algae, had high maintenance requirements, and was an eyesore for residents. The natural plant life and fish was drastically degraded due to the algae infestation. On August 7th 2012, it was decided to install 1 LG Sonic e-line unit. The unit was connected to a local power source. Ultrasonic treatment uses high frequency sound waves to control algae…

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Taman Aman case study
Taman Aman
Dramatic reduction in algae concentration

Malodour caused by blue-green algae Lake Taman Aman is contaminated by algae and the inflow of liquid waste from the surrounding buildings. Thanks to the blooming of blue-green algae, the lake suffered particularly from malodour. In September 2012, four LG Sonic e-line’s where installed in the lake to deal with the stench. Lake Taman Aman is contaminated by algae and the inflow of liquid waste from the surrounding buildings. Thanks…

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Lethbridge county club case
Lethbridge Country Club
90% reduction in filamentous algae

Control filamentous algae and diatoms In July 2011, the golf course pond at the Lethbridge country club was treated with the LG Sonic e-line. The water surface was covered by mats of filamentous algae. The rocks within the pond where covered by Dydimo sp. In July 2011, the golf course pond at the Lethbridge country club was treated with LG Sonic. The water surface was covered by mats of filamentous…

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Aesthetic pond
Pond owner
Improved water clarity in an aesthetic pond

Improve water clarity Every year as soon as the summer weather arrived so did all the algae growth in the pond. Even after trying different methods to get rid of the algae, the problem returned. The algae ruined the view of the pond and made the water (extremely) green. In their search for a long-term solution, the answer to their algae problems always seemed to be to physically remove the…

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