Posted on 14 August 2018
In collaboration with the Litani River Authority and Dutch foundation World Waternet, LG Sonic has started an algae control project in Lebanon. As part of the project, LG Sonic has installed 11 MPC-Buoy units that will monitor and control algal blooms in Lake Qaraoun. The project marks the first time that LG Sonic will monitor water quality at different depth levels.
|LG Sonic´s MPC-Buoy that monitors and controls algae blooms.|
Restoration lake’s ecosystem
The goal of the project in Lake Qaraoun is to identify and control algal blooms in order to restore the lake’s ecosystem. In order to treat the lake, 11 MPC-Buoy algae control units have been installed.
These systems combine real-time water quality monitoring and ultrasound technology in order to control algae with a chemical-free method.
The first results of the project look promising. After just three weeks there has been a significant improvement in water quality due to the treatment of the MPC-Buoy units.
LG Sonic’s water quality software, MPC-View, which receives water quality parameters from the MPC-Buoy units, shows a decreasing trend in algae levels.
|Recent pictures of Lake Qaraoun showing the effect of the algae control.|
Monitoring at different depths
The project in Lake Qaraoun is the first time MPC-Buoy units monitor water quality at different depth levels. This provides a complete overview of the water quality of the lake.
Kristin Prantsus of LG Sonic explains: ‘Because we are monitoring at two depth levels, we can easily spot when surface algae go down in the water column due to the ultrasonic treatment.’
‘When the algae levels lower at the water surface, the algae start rising up at a deeper level in the water.
This shows the direct effect our technology has on algae’, according to Prantsus.
About LG Sonic
LG Sonic, certified innovation partner of American Water, is a leading international manufacturer of innovative water treatment systems.
LG Sonic products provide an environmentally friendly solution to effectively control algae in large water surfaces such as lakes and reservoirs.
With its international distributor network, more than 10,000 LG Sonic products have been successfully installed in over 50 different countries.
This news item was originally published on the website of LG Sonic.
(Photos: LG Sonic)
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● LG Sonic and American Water announce innovative partnership to monitor and control algal blooms, 28 April 2015
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