LG Sonic MPC-Buoy

Monitor, Predict and Control Algal Blooms

The MPC-Buoy is a floating, solar powered, platform that provides continuous online water quality monitoring to control algae by using ultrasound technology. A complete algae control solution designed specifically for the treatment of large water surfaces such as:

  • Drinking water reservoirs
  • Waste water lagoons
  • Raw water reservoirs
  • Power station reservoirs
  • Irrigation reservoirs and recreational lakes

The MPC-Buoy provides a complete overview of the water quality by collecting these parameters every 10 minutes: Chlorophyll α (green algae), Phycocyanin (blue-green algae), pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen and temperature.

The collected data is delivered in real time via radio, GPRS, or 3G to web-based software. Founded on our developed algorithm we are able to modify the ultrasonic program to the specific water conditions and predict an algal bloom a few days ahead.

Based on the received information, the ultrasonic program can be activated according to the water conditions and type of algae present. This way, it is possible to eliminate existing algae and prevent the growth of new algae.

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