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LG Sonic Algae Control wins Energy Globe Award

September 18, 2016
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LG Sonic's MPC-Buoy combines online water quality monitoring and ultrasound technology to provide algae control in lakes and reservoirs.

LG Sonic’s MPC-Buoy combines online water quality monitoring and ultrasound technology to provide algae control in lakes and reservoirs.

LG Sonic has received the Energy Globe National Award for the development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy. This solar-powered system controls toxic algal blooms by using ultrasound technology. Representatives from the Austrian Embassy presented the award during a company visit in Zoetermeer, in the western Netherlands.

With 177 participating countries, the Energy Globe Award is awarded annually to projects focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energies and the conservation of resources. The jury rewarded the MPC-Buoy for being a relevant, environmentally friendly and effective solution.

According to the Jury of the Energy Globe Award, “This year’s National Winner in the Netherlands developed an effective way to monitor water quality, and keep track of algae levels using ultrasound technology on an automated buoy to kill algae and prevent blooms.”

Yousef Yousef, CEO of LG Sonic, receives the Energy Globe National Award.

Yousef Yousef, CEO of LG Sonic, receives the Energy Globe National Award.

The MPC-Buoy is designed for large water surfaces and combines online water quality monitoring, web-based software and ultrasound technology to provide treatment against algae in lakes, ponds and drinking water reservoirs.

The device provides an overview of the water quality by collecting the following parameters every 10 minutes: Chlorophyll α (green algae), Phycocyanin (blue-green algae), pH, Turbidity, Dissolved Oxygen, and Temperature. The collected data is delivered in real time via radio, GPRS, or 3G to web-based software. Using LG Sonic’s algorithm the system can modify the ultrasonic program to the specific water conditions and predict an algal bloom a few days in advance.

Based on the received information, the ultrasonic program can be activated according to the water conditions and type of algae present, making it possible to eliminate existing algae and prevent the growth of new algae.

Currently the MPC-Buoy is installed in lakes and water reservoirs in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Poland and other countries. “We are honored to be recognized for offering an environmentally friendly solution with the goal to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in the water treatment industry,” said Yousef Yousef, CEO of LG Sonic.

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