LG Sound, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW), Celtic Process Control and Isle Utiltites received the Engineering Solutions Award for the deployment of a MPC-Buoy for ultrasonic algae control. The Engineering solutions award considers innovations that have a physical and tangible output.
DCWW supplies drinking water and waste water services to most of Wales and parts of western England. DCWW decided to install the MPC-Buoy from LG Sound in a raw water reservoir for the water quality monitoring and control of algae with the use of ultrasound technology.
Martin Bradley, Head of Innovation for Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, said: ‘This is a new and exciting technology that has the dual advantage of being low capital cost and being solar powered, giving low operational costs. The environmentally friendly technology offers the potential of algae removal using ultra sound, resulting in an improvement in the water quality’.
The MPC-Buoy is especially designed for large water surfaces and combines online water quality monitoring, web-based software and ultrasound technology. At the moment the MPC-Buoy is installed in lakes and reservoirs in Poland, the UK, the USA, Canada, Ireland and Malaysia.
About the Engineering Solutions Award
The Engineering Solutions Award is part of the Institute of Water Innovation Awards for the Welsh Area. The Innovation Awards were held on Thursday the 20th of November in Cardiff. The Institute of Water Welsh Area awarded the prize to Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Technology and Development team, Isle Utilities, Celtic Process Control and LG Sound.