Ultrasound To Control Blue-Green Algae In Water

Ultrasound To Control Blue-Green Algae In Water
Innovation

A new technique promises to offer a healthier solution to a common problem.

Naresh Kumar
  • 12 july 2010

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are studying the application of ultrasound to control toxic algal blooms in fresh water supplies. Blue-green algae can contaminate water and create environmental problems when it forms blooms in fresh water. The new ultrasound solution, which has already been tested successfully in labs, will use ultrasound at low amplitudes to immobilize the blue-green algae without releasing its toxins into the water. To implement this, the researchers are planning to mount ultrasound generators inside huge underwater columns that contain mixers to draw the water in for treatment.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.