[Netherlands] High concentrations of nitrate and phosphates may cause serious algal blooms, creating a risk to humans and animals. Continue reading Measuring nitrate concentrations in water bodies for algae prediction and pollution detection
[USA] The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Continue reading ARPA announced funding opportunity for macroalgal-biomass cultivation technology
[Singapore] Floating on the surface of Pandan Reservoir in Singapore’s south west are what researchers hope will be the future of cheap, real-time water quality testing.
Developed by a team at the National Continue reading Robot swans bring new advanced technology to water testing
In the fight to protect drinking water from the effects of blue-green algae, one water utility in Ohio is attempting to learn from the zebra mussel.
The utility is sponsoring a University of Akron biomimicry fellow to study how Continue reading New Approach To Toxic Algae Detection Mimics The Zebra Mussel
(Phys.org) —Oregon State University researchers are combining diatoms, a type of single-celled photosynthetic algae, with nanoparticles to create a sensor capable of detecting miniscule amounts of protein or other biomarkers.
This is a new and innovative approach to optical biosensors, which are important in health care for such applications as… Continue reading Intricate algae produce low-cost biosensors
Throughout the world today, increases in nutrient and pollutant-laden runoff from urban population growth and agricultural production are contributing to the degradation and eutrophication (excess algal growth and… Continue reading Remote Sensing Near real-time monitoring of algal blooms
A $1 million network of water-quality sensors will for the first time take the real-time pulse of Indian River Lagoon algae blooms and pollution. Florida provided $746,000 for 15 water-quality sensors, five of which are already in the lagoon… Continue reading Real-time monitors gauge lagoon health