What is MPC-Buoy?
MPC-Buoy is low maintenance, easy to use, scalable solution to control algal blooms in large lakes and reservoirs. It uses LG Sonic’s interactive ultrasound technology with integrated water quality monitoring.
The system is anchored in the lake or reservoir and has a treatment range of 500 meter / 1600 feet in diameter. Multiple systems can be installed to treat larger areas.
Five reasons our customers choose MPC-Buoy
- Reduce algal blooms up to 70-90%
- Lower TSS, pH, BOD and chemical usage
- Remotely operated by LG Sonic
- Developed with universities
- Proven safe for fish and plants
How does the system work?
MPC-Buoy uses LG Sonic’s patented LG Sonic ultrasound technology. Completely autonomous MPC-Buoy monitors the water quality in real-time and uses this data to predict and control algal blooms.
Real-time algae and water quality data is collected
This data is used to predict algal trends
The ultrasound is adjusted to the specific conditions
1. Monitor algae growth
MPC-Buoy provides a complete overview of the water quality by collecting the following parameters every 10 minutes:
- Chlorophyll α (green algae),
- Phycocyanin (blue-green algae),
- Dissolved Oxygen,
2. Predict algal trends
The collected data is delivered in real-time via 3G/4G to a web-based software. By making use of Artificial Intelligence, MPC-Buoy modifies the ultrasonic program to the specific water conditions and predicts an algal bloom up to 3-10 days ahead. Our customers have access to their water quality data via the MPC-View water quality software.
3. Control algal blooms effectively
The MPC algorithm activates the optimal ultrasonic treatment frequencies according to the water conditions and type of algae present. The ultrasound creates a sound layer that prevents the algae from accessing sunlight and nutrients. By fixing the algae in the water column, it reduces existing algae and prevents the growth of new algae.
500meter / 1600ft / 50 acres in diameter per unit
Low-power 5-10 watts (no cavitation)
3x 200Wp solar panels
3G/4G, Iridium Satellite (optional)
lithium, capacity: 40 Ah
Monitor, predict and control algal blooms in large water surfaces without chemicals.
Effective algae control
Eliminates 70-90% of existing algae and prevents the growth of new algae. MPC-Buoy allows for a reduction of pH, TSS, BOD, and chemical consumption.
Safe for the environment
The ultrasound used by LG Sonic proven is safe for fish, plants, zooplankton, and insects. Our devices use of low power ulltrasound.
No release of toxins
Unlike when applying chemicals, the cell wall of the algae remains intact. Preventing the release of toxins from the algae into the water.
Developed for large surfaces
Each MPC-Buoy device can control algae in areas up to 500m/1600ft in diameter. Multiple buoys can be installed for large water surfaces.
Low operational costs
The system operates autonomously on solar energy and has an integrated Aquawiper to prevent frequent site visits.
Suitable for any water depth
MPC-Buoy uses LG Sonic ultrasound technology and is applicable to any water depth with a mnimum of 1,5 meter.
Installation and maintenance
MPC-Buoy can be quickly deployed. The system is anchored in the reservoir. The water quality sensors and ultrasonic transmitters on MPC-Buoy are equipped with a Aquawiper which automatically cleans the sensors after each reading, keeping the maintenance to a minimum and the readings accurate.
The technical status of the system can also be monitored through the MPC-View software, minimizing visits to the MPC-Buoy itself.