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Troubleshooting- Algae Species

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Algae, wastewater training,, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analysesMore 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!!!

 

Environment:

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.
 They are usually common in a biotowers or a trickling filter. They can be found in many clarifiers, and in many lagoon or pond systems. They are often found in ornamental ponds or fountains.  They are usually not dominant in an activated sludge, due to the amount of MLSS present, and sunlight cannot penetrate through the MLSS.  They can cause "plugging or ponding".

 

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.

 

algae in clarifier weirs, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analysesProblems associated with Algae:
Algae can cause numerous problems.  Algae can cause TSS problems in a system, can give false BOD readings, can clog pumps, cause short circuiting if build-up is on the weirs of a clarifier.

 

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!

 

Actinastrum, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Actinastrum, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Actinastrum

 

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae

 

Anabaena, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analysesAnabaena, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Anabaena, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

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 , bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Achnantes taeniata , bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Achnantes taeniata -Common name: Brown algae Section: Protists Kingdom: Protista Phylum: Phaeophyta

 

Botryococcus, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Botryococcus, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Botryococcus

 

Bulbochaete, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Bulbochaete, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Bulbochaete

 

Chlamydomonadales, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Chlamydomonadales, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Chlamydomonadales

 

Chaetoceros, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Chaetoceros, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

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

 

Cladophora , bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Cladophora , bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Chlorophyta -  Cladophorophyceae Cladophorales Cladophora

 

Oedogonium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses  Chlorophyta -  Chlorophyceae Oedogoniales Oedogonium sp. (?)

 

Odeogonium with epiphytes

Brown algae may often be found growing on other plants, as epiphytes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closterium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Closterium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Closterium

 

Chroococcus , bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Chroococcus , bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Chroococcus

 

cosmarium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses cosmarium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Cosmarium

 

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Diatoms

 

Eudorina, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses eudorina, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyseseudorina, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Eudorina ?

 

Haematococcus, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Haematococcus, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Haematococcus, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

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.

 

Hydrodictyon, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Hydrodictyon, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Hydrodictyon, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Hydrodictyon

 

Melosira, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Melosira, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses melosira, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Melosira

 

Merismopedia glauca, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Merismopedia glauca

 

microcystis, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Microcystis, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Microcystis

 

Microspora, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Microspora, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Microspora

 

oedogonium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses oedogonium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Oedogonium

 

Oscillatoria blue green, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Oscillatoria blue green, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Oscillatoria blue green, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Oscillatoria blue green algae that is motile by gliding.

 

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Pediastrum duplex

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Possibly Pediastrum duplex                    Pediastrum boryanum ?

 pediastrum, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

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, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Phacus, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Phacus- This is a flagellate

 

Phormidium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Phormidium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Phormidium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Phormidium

 

pseudanabeana, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses pseudanabeana, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Pseudanabeana

 

Rhizoclonium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Rhizoclonium, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Rhizoclonium ?

 

Scenedesmus , bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Scenedesmus , bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Scenedesmus

 

 Spirogyra, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Spirogyra, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Spirogyra, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Spirogyra, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Spirogyra

 

Spirulina, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Spirulina, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Spirulina

 

Synechococcus , bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Synechococcus ?

 

Ulothrix, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Ulothrix, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Ulothrix

 

Volvox, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Volvox, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Volvox

 

Woronichinia naegeliana, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Woronichinia naegeliana, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Woronichinia naegeliana

 

Zygnema, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Zygnema, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses Zygnema, bioaugmentation in papermills, cooling tower analyses

Zygnema

 

 

Do you know what these are? We have not had time to find out what these species are named.  Can you help us?

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