During the BlueTech Forum conference, LG Sonic received the BlueTech Research award Best Technology Innovation for its disruptive innovation LG Sonic MPC-Buoy. 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. LG Sonic’s technology is successfully deployed in 24 countries.
American Water as launching customer
During her presentation, LG Sonic CTO Lisa Brand explained how LG Sonic ultrasound technology helped American Water successfully control algal blooms in a drinking water reservoir in New Jersey. Four MPC-Buoys were installed to monitor and control algal blooms. By successfully controlling algal blooms with ultrasonic sound waves, operational costs were reduced by approximately $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 fix 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.
BlueTech Research is a provider of water technology market intelligence. Through conferences and meetings, BlueTech Research is able to introduce water technology innovations to the water treatment industry. This year’s BlueTech Forum was held in Kew Gardens, London, U.K. The BlueTech Forum is synonymous with innovative water treatment solutions. Attendees are able to discover new innovations and expand their network for new business opportunities. The Innovation Showcase at the BlueTech Forum 2019 featured a record 15 water treatment companies. LG Sonic was selected for the innovative approach toward algal bloom treatment.