LG SONIC ®

ULTRASONIC ALGAE AND BIOFILM CONTROL

LG SOUND

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Innovation based on knowledge

After more then 9 years of experience with the usage of ultrasonic devices in controlling algae and biofilm, LG Sound now proudly presents the LG Sonic® solution. The LG Sonic® devices are a new generation of ultrasonic devices, which inhibit algal growth on an environmentally friendly basis without chemical additives.

LG SOUND®
Innovation based on knowledge

Innovation based on knowledge
LG Sound believes in constantly expanding her knowledge on water quality and ultrasonic techniques. With a better understanding of all biological and chemical processes in watery ecosystems, LG Sound aims to keep innovating the product to our customers needs. LG Sound offers biological and chemical knowledge to all her customers before and after sales.

All sales employees for LG Sound are trained biologists.
Besides advising our clients on their water quality, our biologists spend their time performing practical laboratory and literature studies to expand their knowledge about algae and their related problems. In this manner our clients can be certain to get the best scientific feedback for their water reservoir.

LG Sound cares about quality.
LG Sound makes sure that the devices reach our clients in perfect condition! Before a device leaves the company to one of our clients, it goes through several quality controls to make sure that the devices have no technical or designing flaws, nor any other imperfections. LG Sound offers her customers a two-year guarantee on all products.

Service is one of our highest priorities.
Clients from LG Sound can be guarantied the best service! From helping a client with a telephone call to examining water samples from their private pond, LG Sound will always provide the best service to keep her clients satisfied.

How does the LG Sonic solution work?

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Before and after ultrasonic treatment with the LG Sonic® solution
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he LG Sonic® solution consists of different devices, which are all made to fit it’s own purpose. Although all LG Sonic® devices have different strengths and are made for different appliances, the technique relies on the same basis.

ARCELLA

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he ultrasound waves are produced in our electrical box. Our LG Sonic® transducer emits sound waves through the water in a radius of nearly 180°. Algae, within the range of the transducer, will start oscillating at the frequencies of the sound waves. When brought in resonance an algal cell will not be able to sustain some compartments within the cell, these effected compartments can damage or even rupture, causing severe stress to the algal cell. The exact reaction of an algal cell to ultrasound depends on the type of algae. A very common differentiation between algae is between green algae and blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria. reen algae share many characteristics with plant cells. As in plants, green algae posses a vacuole surrounded by a tonoplast, a cell membrane attached to a cell wall and chlorophyll, in charge of photosynthesis. As an effect of ultrasound, the tonoplast of green algae can rupture, releasing the contents of the vacuole to the inner cell. Besides this, the adhesion of the cell membrane and the cell wall can damage.

OEDOGONIUM

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lue-green algae are in fact one of the oldest bacteria. These bacteria share some characteristics with a plant cell as well. For example, the capability to produce energy by absorbing light, called photosynthesis. Blue-green algae are capable of travelling through the water vertically due to their possession of gas-vesicles. The ultrasound waves from the LG Sonic® rupture these gas vesicles, making the blue-green algae sink to the bottom and possibly die by lack of (sun)light.

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A long range up to 186 meters.

Low energy consumption of maximal 16 Watts.

DC-MF

Dual core multi frequency technology.

can be mounted to a solar panel.

3YEARS
Guarantee

Three years Guarantee.

LpBs

Low Power – Bright Signal technology with a lower power consumption and a stronger signal.

LG SONIC

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Aluminium box for a better protection against influences of the weather.

Cooling Towers
The formation of algae, biofilm and the occurrence of high bacterial concentrations are a concern for the treatment of a cooling tower. Algae grow in the cooling tower itself and on the grids. In addition to micro-organisms and biofilm, they reduce the efficiency of the cooling tower. Furthermore, the risk of spreading Legionella is a serious factor to be reckoned with. Besides reducing algal growth efficiently, the LG Sonic® solution has also proven to reduce bacterial concentrations and the formation of biofilm.

Benefits:

Waste water treatment.
Benefits:
o Reduces and controls the amount of unicellular and blue-green algae in the water in an efficient, cost-effective manner. o Prevents further algal growth. o Stimulates bacteria in clearing the water of unwanted components. o Reduces certain bacterial concentrations. o Reduces physico-chemical components. o Reduces biological components. o Reduces sludge. o Does not harm the environment. o Chemical treatment can be reduced.

Wastewater is any water that has suffered in quality by human intervention. Often, wastewater is treated for re-use as drinking water or for other purposes. As high levels of nutrition are available in these waters, algae can grow to high concentrations. Also the growth of other micro-organisms such as bacteria can increase drastically. Besides fighting the algae, the LG Sonic® solution provides an additional method for the reduction of Nitrates, sulphates, phosphates and many other components. Due to the reductions of these components, the LG Sonic® solution has already proven it’s effectiveness in waste water treatment.

Irrigation
Benefits:
o Reduces and controls the amount of unicellular, blue-green, and some filamentous algae, in the water in an efficient, cost-effective manner. o Prevents further algal growth in water. o Diminishes the foul odours caused by cyanobacteria by prevention and/or reduction of the formation of geosmins produced by cyanobacteria. o Enhances the effect of UV installations and reduces their power consumption. Water used for irrigation contains, whether naturally or after reclaiming it from waste water, high levels of nutrients. These are beneficial to the plants watered, but also to the growth and bloom of algae. The algae can clog the irrigation system and spread over the irrigated area. LG Sonic® removes algae on an efficient and environmentally friendly basis where traditional methods are either insufficient, cumbersome, environmentally unfriendly or all of these.

Aquaculture
Aquaculture, or aqua farming, is the cultivation of aquatic organisms, such as fish or shrimps, in a controlled environment. When this happens in a closed water container, algae may occur that pollute the water and damage the organisms grown. By inhibiting algal growth, the LG Sonic® solution establishes a healthier water quality in fish ponds which makes it possible to reach a higher biomass of the fish.

Benefits:
o Does not harm fish, zooplankton, prawns, shrimps, water plants,and other types of life present in the water. o Reduces and controls the amount of algae in the water in an efficient, cost-effective manner. o Improves the taste of fish, prawns, shrimps etc. by prevention and/or reduction of the formation of geosmins produced by cyanobacteria. o Reduces toxins by enhancing the degradation rate of toxins produced by the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), but primarily by the control of blue-green algae itself. o Reduces competition in the water (for example for oxygen) which reduces stress levels for the animals grown. o Enhances the growth of fish as they will find their food easier, due to clearer water.

Swimming pools
A swimming pool should be clear and look fresh. Algae colour the water green and can become a health risk to its owner because of the toxin production of some blue-green algae. The usage of chlorine in a swimming pool removes the algae but has its own health risks. The LG Sonic® successfully fights algae and biofilm on an environmentally friendly basis without giving a bad odour to the water.

Benefits:
o Reduces and controls the amount of unicellular and blue-green algae in the water in an efficient, costeffective manner. o Prevents further algal growth in the water. o Diminishes the need for chemicals and large quantities of chlorine. o Does not harm the environment. o Low energy consumption. o Easy to install and maintain.

(Fish) ponds
Ponds, whether man-made or all natural, are characterized by stagnant water. Where water doesn't move, algae may occur. Besides the fact that algae look unattractive in ornamental ponds they can also be harmful for the existing plants and fish, in addition many traditional methods of fighting algae may also harm the plants and fish when chemical treatment is involved. The LG Sonic® provides a safe and environmentally friendly approach to remove algae efficiently from a pond.

Benefits:
o Reduces and controls the amount of algae in the water in an efficient, cost-effective manner. o Prevents further algal growth. o Does not harm water plants, fish, frogs, zooplankton, prawns, shrimps and other types of life present in the water. o Does not harm the environment. o Chemical treatment can be reduced.

PLUS

LG SONIC

XXL

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Specifications
Range AC input voltage (V) DC input voltage (V) Energy consumption (W/h) Type of electric plug 186m

The LG Sonic® plus models are the most recent models manufactured by LG Sound. These models have been designed to run on solar power and alternating current as well. Although the units have lower power consumption than the standard LG Sonic® products, their ultrasonic signal is brighter and they have a longer range. With these advantages the LG Sonic® plus units remove algae and biofilm more efficiently and can be installed anywhere without the need for an electric socket.

100V-240V AC, 50/60Hz 36V DC
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Features:

DC-MF

Variable Chip on motherboard Control mode Dual core Operation mode Multi frequency (Dc-Mf) Transducer cable length (m) 17 Lp-Bs Yes Float Yes Weight 5.7 kg

LpBs
180

3YEARS
Guarantee

LG SONIC

XXL

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The developers of the LG Sonic® XXL made it their goal to set the benchmark performance in algae extermination. Its state of the art electronics were designed by computer specialists and are continuously updated with the latest technology. Its effective range and its speed of operation are the highest available. The LG Sonic® XXL, has a range of 492 feet (150 m). This makes usage in large water basins and natural ponds possible.

Features:

Specifications
Range 150m

DC-MF

AC input voltage (V)

220 - 240V AC, 50Hz 110 - 125V AC, 60Hz

3YEARS
180

Guarantee

Energy consumption (W/h) 16 Type of electric plug Variable Chip on motherboard Control mode Dual core Operation mode Multi frequency (Dc-Mf) Transducer cable length (m) 17 Float Yes Weight 6.2 kg

LG SONIC

XL

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Features:

DC-MF

LpBs
180

3YEARS
Guarantee

Specifications
Range 100m AC input voltage (V) DC input voltage (V) Energy consumption (W/h) Type of electric plug Control mode Operation mode Transducer cable length (m) Lp-Bs Float Weight

The LG Sonic® XL was the first of the long range ultrasonic output devices developed by LG Sound and will handle ponds up to a maximum of 2.0 acres (8.000 m2) with a range of 328 feet (100 meters). Though the LG Sonic® XL unit has now been surpassed in size by the LG Sonic® XXL unit, it has remained a popular solution for smaller ponds and other water basins based on its well earned reputation and moderate price.

100V-240V AC, 50/60Hz 36V DC
13 Variable Chip on motherboard Dual core Multi frequency (Dc-Mf) 17 Yes Yes 5.7 kg

LG SONIC TANK

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Specifications
Range AC input voltage (V) 50m

Features:

220 - 240V AC, 50Hz 110 - 125V AC, 60Hz

DC-MF

Energy consumption (W/h) 12 Type of electric plug Variable Chip on motherboard Control mode Dual core Operation mode Multi frequency (Dc-Mf) Transducer cable length (m) 17 Float Yes Weight 6.2 kg

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LG SONIC POOL

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Specifications
Range AC input voltage (V) 50m*

The LG Sonic® Pool uses ultrasound emissions to inhibit algal growth that exists in swimming pools, on an environmentally friendly basis. The LG Sonic® Pool can reduce chlorine treatment in swimming pools, often with 40 to 60%. As high levels of chlorine can cause irritation to eyes, damage to swim wear and hair, and leave an unpleasant smell, the usability of the pool by swimmers is also greatly enhanced. For bio-swimming pools the LG Sonic® Pool is highly suitable, here chemicals cannot be used at all, which makes the LG Sonic® Pool indispensable for adequate algae control.

220 - 240V AC, 50Hz 110 - 125V AC, 60Hz

Features:

Energy consumption (W/h) 12 Type of electric plug Variable Chip on motherboard Control mode Dual core Operation mode Multi frequency (Dc-Mf) Transducer cable length (m) 10 Float No Weight 6.2 kg

DC-MF
180

2YEARS
Guarantee
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*under optimal conditions

LG SONIC

SSS

The LG Sonic® SSS was designed to maintain the health of private (fish) ponds by using ultrasonic techniques to keep these ponds clean. Thus owners have more time to simply enjoy their gardens, as frequent pond cleaning and algae removal become unnecessary without having to use nature damaging chemicals. The LG Sonic® SSS is specifically tailored for private use. It is economical to operate, with a power consumption rate on the same level as a refrigerator light bulb.

Specifications
Range AC input voltage (V) 10m

Features:

220 - 240V AC, 50Hz 110 - 125V AC, 60Hz

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Energy consumption (W/h) 11 Type of electric plug Variable Chip on motherboard Control mode Operation mode

Single-Core

2YEARS
Guarantee

Transducer cable length (m) 10 Float 10 No Weight 3.5 kg

LG SOUND
7 reasons to choose for LG Sound:
þ An environmentally friendly solution for algal and biofilm problems. þ Up to date, scientific feedback of trained biologists. þ high quality products designed to the needs of our clients. þ User-friendly devices which are easy to install. þ service before and after sales. Excellent þ Direct contact with biologists from LG Sound. þ Solar system available.

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Innovation based on knowledge

LG SOUND
Gerrit van der Veenstraat 75 2321CD Leiden The Netherlands Tel: +31(0) 715281950 Fax:+31(0) 715281952 E-mail: info@lgsonic.com www.lgsonic.com

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