Ultrasonic algae control

Effective ultrasonic frequencies for algae control on large water surface areas.

Ultrasound

Optimized

Specific ultrasonic programs

Safe environment

Safe

Environmentally friendly technology

No toxins

No toxins

Without release of algal toxins

Proven

Proven

Safe for fish and other aquatic organisms

LG Sonic ultrasound controls buoyancy of planktonic algae

Buoyancy regulation plays a key role in the metabolism of planktonic algae. The ultrasonic pressure produced by LG Sonic influences the buoyancy regulation of the algae. As a result, algae are no longer capable to obtain sufficient sunlight and nutrients.

Sound barrier

1. Create a sound barrier

The ultrasound creates a sound barrier in the upper layer of the water. This affects the vertical movement of algae.

Lack of light

2. Lack of light and nutrients

Due to limited movement, algae do not absorb enough sunlight and nutrients. Therefore, they are not able to perform photosynthesis.

Interactive frequencies

3. Control algae count

Ultrasound does not cause direct cell lysis, so no toxins are released in the water. Algae sink to the bottom and decompose over time.

Award-winning innovation

Aquatech innovation award
Bluetech Research Technology Innovation Award
Isle utilities
Northumbrian Water
Shell Livewire
WssTP

The short-term solution with a long-term goal of restoring the ecosystem

Algae are the foundation of the food chain in ponds, lakes and reservoirs. LG Sonic technology uses low-power ultrasound to affect the algae mobility. It works continuously to stop their spread and prevent the release of toxins and their consequences in a sustainable way.

Controlling algal growth without negatively affecting other organisms in the water will lead to better light penetration in the water column and lower pH levels. This in turn allows regrowth of benthic plants, with increased levels of dissolved oxygen as a result. Due to these effects, bacteria in the sediment in charge of organic decomposition operate more efficiently, leading to a restoration of the ecosystem in a sustainable manner.

Restoring the ecosystem

Product: MPC-Buoy

LG Sonic developed the MPC-Buoy specifically for large water surfaces such as lakes and reservoirs.

LG Sonic ultrasound technology

LG Sonic ultrasound

Monitor, predict and control planktonic algae without using chemicals

Peer-reviewed

Proven safe for fish, plants and other aquatic life such as Zooplankton

Case studies

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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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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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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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