BlueTech Research Technology Innovation Award for LG Sonic

June 13, 2019
LG Sonic received the BlueTech Research award “Best Technology Innovation” for the LG Sonic MPC-Buoy.

The MPC-Buoy provides an environmentally friendly solution to control algal blooms in large water surfaces by combining real-time water quality monitoring and ultrasound technology. 

Neutralizing algae growth

In the New Jersey drinking water reservoir four MPC-Buoys were installed to monitor and control algal blooms. By successfully controlling algal blooms with ultrasonic sound waves, operational costs were approximately reduced by $87,800. Providing a simple payback (ROI) of just 1,8 years. Furthermore, chemical usage was reduced by 22% and a significant improvement in water quality was achieved. The ultrasonic sound waves used by the MPC-Buoy fixes the algae in the water column, preventing them from obtaining sunlight and nutrients. This causes the algae to sink to the bottom of the reservoir where they are decomposed by the bacteria present. The sound waves developed by LG Sonic target and neutralize the algae, preventing them from growing and evolving to a blooming stage. These sound waves are harmless to humans, fishes, and other aquatic life. For each type of algae, such as Cyanobacteria, LG Sonic has a specific ‘song’ to target the algae.

Proven all over the world

Currently LG Sonic is running MPC-Buoy projects in 24 countries, in 6 continents. Confirming the massive environmental issue algal blooms have become over the last years. Over the years’ LG Sonic’s MPC-Buoy has been installed in various applications such as drinking water reservoirs, irrigation reservoirs, recreational lakes and cooling ponds of power generation facilities. 

BlueTech Research

BlueTech Research is a provider of water technology market intelligence. Through conferences and meetings, BlueTech Research can introduce water technology innovations to the water treatment industry. This year’s BlueTech Forum was held in Kew Gardens, London, UK. The BlueTech Forum is synonymous with innovative water treatment solutions. Attendees can discover new innovations and expend their network for new business opportunities. The Innovation Showcase at BlueTech Forum 2019 features a record 15 water treatment companies. LG Sonic has been selected for the innovative approach towards algal bloom treatment. During her presentation, LG Sonic’s CTO Lisa Brand explained how LG Sonic’s ultrasound technology helped American Water to successfully control algal blooms in a drinking water reservoir in New Jersey. 

About LG SonicLG Sonic is a leading international manufacturer of chemical-free algae control systems. Our system, the MPC-Buoy, controls harmful algal blooms in large water surfaces by using lead innovations as real-time water quality monitoring and ultrasound technology. By using environmentally friendly technology, we contribute to a chemical-free environment.    

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