Dutch algae treatment firm LG Sonic placed two solar-powered algae control MPC-buoys in Coatesville reservoir in Pennsylvania, USA. This reservoir is used by a subsidiary of American Water as a source for drinking water.

The MPC-buoy systems control algae growth in the reservoir with specific ultrasonic waves based on real-time water quality.

This is the third joint project by LG Sonic and American Water. Other algae control projects are running in Hawaii and New Jersey.

dws-lg-sonic-american-water-coatesville-350pxThe MPC-Buoy installed in Coatesville reservoir, Pennsylvania, USA.

Official innovation partner
LG Sonic is an official innovation partner of American Water, following the installation of four MPC-buoys in a reservoir at the Canoe Brook water treatment plant in Short Hills, New Jersey in 2014.

Extensive testing showed that the MPC-Buoy systems had a significant impact on the algae, allowing the treatment plant to reduce chemical consumption by more than 20 percent.

Together with American Water, LG Sonic is looking to treat other reservoirs impacted by algae including clarification basins, waste backwash lagoons and wastewater/reuse applications.

Large water surfaces
The MPC-Buoy is a solar-powered system that combines continuous online water quality monitoring, web-based software, and ultrasonic technology to effectively control harmful algal blooms in large water surfaces, such as lakes and drinking water reservoirs.

MPC-Buoy systems have been installed in lakes and water reservoirs in, among other countries, the United States of America, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

This news item was originally published on the website of LG Sonic.

Read also on this website
● LG Sonic and American Water announce innovative partnership to monitor and control algal blooms, 28 April 2015
● LG Sound receives WssTP SME Water Innovation Award for its MPC-Buoy to fight algae bloom, 1 July 2014
● LG Sound successfully demonstrated its new MPC-Buoy to monitor algae in Skrzyneckie Male Lake Poznan, Poland, 26 May 2014

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