The Challenge: Reduce algae growth
The Al Qudra lakes are used for irrigation purposes. The reservoir selected by the Dubai Municipality was suffering from severe algae growth. The entire water surface was covered with green filamentous algae mats. Algal blooms in reservoirs used for irrigation cause problems by clogging the pumps and nozzles used to irrigate the crops and nurseries. The water used for irrigation contained high levels of nutrients, leading to extensive algal growth.
The Solution: Monitor and control
The Dubai Municipality selected MPC-Buoy systems to control algal blooms due to its chemical-free technology and real-time water quality monitoring capabilities which allow insights into important water quality and algae parameters. Each MPC-Buoy unit can treat algal blooms up to 500 meters/1600 feet in diameter. In larger reservoirs, multiple systems are used to cover the entire water surface.