Technology for Handling Harmful Algae Blooms | WWD Weekly Digest

June 9, 2022
A conversation on harmful algae blooms and the methods used to destroy them.

Harmful algae blooms (HAB) are a growing concern in hot spots across the U.S. Often linked with agricultural runoff and nutrient pollution, these algae blooms create toxic environments in water ways that negatively impact humans and animals.

Lawrence Field is the CEO and Founder of WaterIQ Technologies, a company that has developed ultrasonic tech to address algae blooms in water. He explains what HABs are, traditional means of addressing them, alternative technologies and how he expects this issue will evolve over time.

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Timestamps

  • Intro | 0:00
  • What is a harmful algae bloom | 0:35
  • What is contributing to the rise in HAB concerns? | 3:43
  • Traditional methods for addressing HABs | 5:45
  • Alternative technology for HABs | 9:24
  • How ultrasonic technology for HABs works | 15:23
  • The future of HABs and the tech to address them | 19:57
  • Outro | 22:25

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