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Filamentous Identification Lab Service. One reason to identify filaments is to determine the filaments characteristics and then determine the type present. If the type is found out, a root cause can usually be associated with a particular filament. If the cause is known, then a correction can be made to alleviate problems. Chlorination is only a quick fix. Without process changes, filaments will grow back after chlorination.
Wastewater Biomass Analyses and Cooling Tower Analyses also available
Training is an integral part of any job. Not everyone is at the same level of training. Many people want beginning concepts and basics. Some need technical information or troubleshooting. Some want equipment, technology or process information.
We have developed a full set of Basic training, Advanced training, Filamentous Identification the Easy Way as well as custom training CD's Manuals. We also provide hands-on training classes and soon will have an Online "E-University".
Audits and Consulting:
At Environmental Leverage® Inc., we have a team of experienced individuals who come into your plant with a fresh pair of eyes. The system is checked from influent to effluent. System optimization, equipment efficiency and operational excellence are key components explored. Key Benefits Equipment efficiency Total Cost of Operation reductions Reliability and safety
An onsite audit is conducted to examine system parameters, process controls, and current monitor and control procedures. A physical walk-through is conducted, process flow diagrams are examined, previous design criteria are examined and current standard operating procedures are evaluated along with data logs.
Troubleshooting- Algae Species
We have just added "Virtual Audits" to our capabilities. Check out our new Services. We are in the process of developing an ""Online E-University" in order to meet the needs of our global customers that cannot travel to our public classes. Stay tuned for details and updates.
More than 10,000 living diatom species are known, there are over 8,000 species of Algae, there are 1500 species of Blue Green algae or Cyanobacteria, there are 6000 species of red algae or Rhodophyta . . . . the list goes on and on- ok, so identification is not as important as why is it growing, how it impacts my plant and how to get rid of it!!!
Algae can be found in a variety of environments, soil, fresh or
saltwater. They come in various sizes and shapes. They can be single celled,
have flagella and be motile, they can be branched. They can be red,
green, brown or blue-green.
Control: There are various different controls depending upon the type of system, the cause and the location of the algae. See our Troubleshooting guide for Algae problems.
associated with Algae:
These photomicrographs were taken from many wastewater, pond and lake samples. Most of the objectives used were 100x and 400x. Some photos were taken at 1000x.
Come take a closer look at the amazing world under the microscope!
We have tried to label some of the common species usually found and easily recognized. Names keep getting more complicated and some seem to constantly change so keep that in mind. If you notice one wrong, please feel free to let us know!
Anabena is a bluegreen alga that can fix atmospheric nitrogen. Nitrogen fixation takes place inside the heterocyst (the larger, very round cell in the photos).
Achnantes taeniata -Common name: Brown algae Section: Protists Kingdom: Protista Phylum: Phaeophyta
Chaetoceros species have spines with serrated edges which can lodge in fish gill tissues. This can cause irritation, over production of mucous, and eventual death
Chlorophyta - Cladophorophyceae Cladophorales Cladophora
Chlorophyta - Chlorophyceae Oedogoniales Oedogonium sp. (?)
Odeogonium with epiphytes
Brown algae may often be found growing on other plants, as epiphytes
Haematococcus is a green alga whose color is often orange to red. These are resting stages. This species is often found in areas where the water dries up, such as bird baths.
Oscillatoria blue green algae that is motile by gliding.
Possibly Pediastrum duplex Pediastrum boryanum ?
Pediastrum sp. are planktonic green algae with flat, plate like cluster of cells with one or two points. They come in many different variations. The colonies usually contain 8 to 32 cells, with examples of 4, 64 or occasionally 128.
Phacus- This is a flagellate
Do you know what these are? We have not had time to find out what these species are named. Can you help us?
Call Environmental Leverage® today to learn more about an Algae control program! Call 630-906-9791
Microscopic analyses of your system