Chemical-free Algae Control Category Winner of the Aquatech Innovation Award 2015


Source: LG Sonic

Zoetermeer, the Netherlands -- Last week LG Sonic received the Aquatech Innovation Award 2015 in the category water supply/water treatment for the development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy. This environmentally friendly system controls toxic algal blooms by using ultrasound technology. The winners were announced during the festive opening ceremony of the Amsterdam International Water Week and Aquatech Amsterdam on Monday 2 November 2015.

Blue-green algae cause problems when blooming in lakes and water reservoirs, such as health issues, fish deaths, and odor problems. In order to provide an environmentally friendly solution to these problems, LG Sonic developed the MPC-Buoy, a floating solar-powered platform that emits specific ultrasonic parameters to target the algae present. 

Yousef Yousef, CEO of LG Sonic is honored to be rewarded for the successful development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award in the category water supply/water treatment. It is great to see that the industry becomes more and more aware of our environmentally friendly algae control solutions”.  

The Aquatech Innovation Award aims to recognize innovators in the sector. This year more than 70 entries were evaluated by an independent international jury on their originality, practicality, and sustainability. The jury rewarded the MPC-Buoy for being a complete algae control solution; “We believe it will have an impact on the market because it is a fully integrated product and can work completely independently”.

Reduction of Chemical Consumption, Odor, and Taste Problems 

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. At this moment, the MPC-Buoy is installed in lakes and water reservoirs in, among other countries, the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Poland. In 2015, LG Sonic received several innovation awards, such as the global TAG excellence award from Isle Utilities and the Shell LiveWIRE Award from Shell and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. 

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