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LG Sonic ultrasound technology has been successfully applied in 55 countries worldwide. Read what our customers say about their experiences and successes.

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

Seven years of partnership From 2014, when the initial Dutch-American collaboration began, until the present moment, there have been many achievements along the way. American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. public water and wastewater utility. Initially, American Water needed to control toxic algae and cyanobacteria present in the Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Short Hills, New Jersey. Additionally, it was necessary to eliminate foul odor…

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Alton WTW
Anglian Water
Anglian Water takes innovative approach to reduce algae growth

Alton water treatment works Anglian Water provides drinking water to more than four million customers and water recycling services to almost seven million. The water company covers the largest geographical area in England and Wales. Anglian Water’s Alton Water Reservoir and treatment works treat up to 10 million Imperial gallons (42,000m3) of water a day. Water from the reservoir undergoes a robust treatment process before being delivered to customers’ taps….

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Saeta Yield
Saeta Yield
Cost-efficient power generation operations through algae control

Preventing risk of power generation failures LG Sonic technology is in operation at the Termosol 1 and Termosol 2, a Saeta Yield power generation facility in western Spain, to control algae levels in a raw water pond. The water in this pond is essential to ensure the continued generation of electricity. The project began in 2014 with the previous owner of the power generation facilities. Due to satisfying results of…

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NIPSCO case study
NIPSCO
NIPSCO reduced TSS levels to comply with NPDES regulations

Complying with NPDES regulations NIPSCO began its cooperation with LG Sonic with the main goal of reducing TSS levels to comply with NPDES Regulatory Discharge Limits. Since the installation of 5 MPC-Buoy systems in the spring of 2019, TSS levels reduced to less than 3ppm. R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Northwest Indiana (United States) consists of four coal-fired units and two natural gas-fired units. To operate, the power station takes…

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Dominican Republic case study
CAASD
87% algae reduction to improve drinking water

The country’s most important water source After years of struggle with algal blooms, The Santo Domingo Water and Sewage Corporation (CAASD) installed multiple MPC-Buoy systems to cover the 7km²/2.7mi² Valdesia reservoir. The first results were visible after two weeks, and the project exceeded the targets for the first year with a 87% reduction in algae levels. The Valdesia reservoir is the main drinking water supply for the population of 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 of recycled water for irrigation every day. TSS levels need to be low to fulfil the demands of modern irrigation systems. Algae increases TSS and clog the filters that are in place to remove TSS prior to the distribution to the irrigation systems. This allows for…

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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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American Crystal Sugar Company
American Crystal Sugar
American Crystal Sugar Company Innovates to Improve Water Quality

85% Chlorophyll-a reduction and lower TSS American Crystal Sugar Company is the first company in the sugar beets industry to start using ultrasound technology to improve water quality. The ultrasound technology is applied to control algal blooms in the final effluent wastewater pond at the American Crystal Sugar Company factory. This pond collects water used in the processing of sugar beets. American Crystal Sugar Company is an agricultural cooperative corporation…

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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
5 years and 5 successful projects with EPM

Control of (cyanobacterial) algal blooms In 2015, LG Sonic began the first project with EPM, installing eight MPC-Buoy systems in the La Fe reservoir in Colombia. The water body is the main drinking water source of the city of Medellin. Since the installation of the systems, algal blooms have been controlled effectively, even in the extreme environmental conditions of ‘’El Nino’’ in 2015-2016. The interactive algae control systems allow to…

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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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Lebanon
World Waternet
Algae treatment in the largest dam in Lebanon

Controlling algal blooms After dealing with algal blooms for years, World Waternet and the Litani River Authority installed 11 LG Sonic systems to cover the northern part of the 12km2 Lake Qaraoun. Two months after the start of the ultrasonic algae control project, the algae have been reduced by 50%, with higher results achieved in later months.  Lake Qaraoun is the major drinking water source for 1.3 million citizens…

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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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City of Minneapolis
82% less chlorophyll-a in the City of Minneapolis

Clean drinking water with ultrasound technology In City of Minneapolis, Minnesota, US – The Mississippi River is the only source of drinking water for half a million residents. Each year, the Water Treatment & Distribution Service (WTDS) pumps approximately 21 billion gallons of water from the river. The extracted water goes through multiple treatment processes before it is safe for human consumption. Therefore, ensuring the highest level of water quality…

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Town of Superior
Town of Superior
90% less algae in potable water of Superior, Colorado

Improving drinking water quality Town of Superior receives most of its raw water from snowmelt in the Upper Colorado River. The water travels through a sequence of canals and pipes before making its way to the storage reservoir at the water treatment plant south of Original Town. The drinking water supply is stored before being treated for consumption at the Terminal reservoir. This reservoir can hold approximately 130 million gallons…

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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 LG Sonic Technology. The water surface was covered by mats of filamentous algae, while the rocks within the pond were covered by Didymosphenia geminata, also known as Dydimo. This invasive (diatom) algae is an emerging problem in North America. The Lethbridge country club golf course pond with the following dimensions:…

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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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