At the moment LG Sonic is attending WEFTEC Chicago, world’s largest water quality exhibition, to show their latest innovation to control algae, the MPC-Buoy. The MPC-Buoy is a floating solar-powered system that allows to effectively control harmful algal blooms in large water surfaces, such as lakes and drinking water reservoirs. LG Sonic’s booth is located in the Netherlands Pavilion (1472).
Innovations in Algae: The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful
During the conference Lisa Brand, Microbiologist at LG Sonic, will give a presentation about the award winning MPC-Buoy in the Innovation Pavilion (booth 358). On Tuesday, Sep 29, 12 hrs, you’re welcome to visit us at the session ‘344 Innovations in Algae: The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful’.
Monitor, Predict and Control Algal Blooms
The MPC-Buoy is an floating solar-powered system that combines continuous 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.
Innovation partner of American Water
American water, America’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company and LG Sonic received a Business Achievement Award from the Environmental Business Journal for the installation of four solar-powered algae control buoys (MPC-Buoys) in a drinking water reservoir at the Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Short Hills, New Jersey. The installed LG Sonic MPC-Buoys had a significant impact on the algae, allowing the treatment plant to reduce chemical consumption by more than 20% and reducing the concentration of compounds that can cause undesirable tastes and odors. LG Sonic is the first European company that succeeded to become a certified innovation partner of American Water.