Prevent clogging of filters
Water used for irrigation can contain high levels of nutrients; some of these nutrients are beneficial for the plants watered, but can also lead to extensive algal growth.
Algae in irrigation reservoirs can clog the irrigation system and can also be spread over the irrigated area. In addition, some types of fungus also present in these waters can be extremely harmful for the plants grown.Talk to an expert
Benefits of ultrasonic algae treatment
Lower chemical expenses
Improve operations of filters and pipes
Prevent toxic algal blooms
Algae in irrigation water
- Low-power ultrasound, no cavitation
- No release of algal toxins
- 100% safe for the environment
Almost 60 percent of all the world’s freshwater withdrawals go towards irrigation uses where landholders use water basins and farm dams to irrigate their crops. Irrigation water is vulnerable to blue-green algal bloom- particularly during peak summer months.
Because of an algal bloom, the water source may become contaminated. It is recommended to avoid the use of contaminated water since it can have a negative impact on humans’ health.
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Frequently asked questions
What is the impact of LG Sonic ultrasound on zooplankton?
Recent studies commissioned by the Dutch water board and conducted by research agency Ecofide have concluded that the LG Sonic ultrasound is safe for fish, plants, zooplankton, and other aquatic organisms.
Why control the algae if nutrients are the problem?
Reducing nutrients is, of course, also necessary but difficult to achieve, even in the long-term. The majority of nutrient management methods are costly and require frequent dosing with unknown side-effects for the aquatic ecosystem. Besides, the duration and intensity of algal bloom events is strongly depended not only on nutrients but also on a combination of environmental factors, such as climate change, weather patterns, and an unbalanced ecosystem.
What kind of water does your ultrasound work in?
The MPC-Buoy technology can be installed in freshwater, salt water, and brackish water.
What’s the largest water body that has LG Sonic implemented? Any issues linking many buoys?
We have multiple projects with large numbers of MPC-Buoy units installed. For example, in Dominican Republic, 50 MPC-Buoys are in operation in a 7km2 reservoir. The buoys communicate with each other for optimal treatment.
What's the minimum depth of water required for LG Sonic treatment?
We recommend a minimum water depth of 3 feet / 1 meter.