Description: Interactive ultrasonic solution combats algae bloom
Cooling ponds are large shallow waterbodies that rely on natural evaporation. They are used in electric power generation facilities to store heated water and supply cooling water to nearby power plants. However, the rapid growth of algae in such water systems can dramatically alter water quality by increasing pH, turbidity, and biological oxygen demand (BOD) levels above levels permissible for...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Interactive ultrasonic solution combats algae bloom
The levels of pH, BOD, nutrients, and turbidity are increasing in cooling ponds due to several factors. Cooling ponds are primarily affected by the water quality of the source water, the chemicals used at the facilities, and the development of algal blooms. When treated sewage effluent is used, intake water already contains high levels of nutrients and often increased pH and turbidity levels....
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Interactive ultrasonic solution combats algae bloom
Clearly, algal blooms must be controlled to prevent cooling water in ponds from exceeding discharge limits and avoid introducing potential toxic components into receiving waters. Eliminating the phosphorus-containing additives that facilities use in their treatment process may provide some relief. However, it is not always clear how much nutrient loading within the cooling water originates from...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Interactive ultrasonic solution combats algae bloom
Long-term effective algae growth control requires the use of interactive ultrasonic frequencies. Adjusting ultrasonic programs to specific algal species prevents algae from adapting resistance to ultrasonic sound waves.
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Interactive ultrasonic solution combats algae bloom
Microbiologist Lisa Maria Brand is the chief technology officer at LG Sonic, headquartered in the Netherlands. Throughout her career, she has coordinated and collaborated on various national and European research projects that involve freshwater quality analysis and improvement measures. She specializes in algal and cyanobacterial issues and their causes.
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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