• New and innovative water quality sensor head

New and innovative water quality sensor head

Nov 20 2018 Read 1266 Times

Data is becoming more and more important. It allows us to access a wealth of information that can prove useful in making decisions not only in our daily lives, but also in water treatment. With MPC-Buoy, LG Sonic have introduced data driven algal bloom management. Now, they are introducing a new sensor head that will offer remarkable high-resolution measurements resulting in even more accurate data.

Today, water utilities around the world rely on LG Sonic’s algal bloom and water quality data. By monitoring water quality in real-time, ultrasonic treatment can be adjusted for specific types of algae and water conditions. LG Sonic’s MPC-Buoy system has become a most effective (ultrasound) solution for preventing algal blooms. The MPC-Buoy system monitors essential algae parameters, including chlorophyll-a, phycocyanin, and turbidity. In addition, data is also collected for water quality parameters such as dissolved oxygen (DO), redox, pH, and temperature.

To continue to offer the best data on algae and water quality, LG Sonic are introducing a new sensor head. It will be more robust, allow for even higher resolution measurements and be easier to maintain. The new sensor head will be introduced before the end of 2018.

A single MPC-Buoy system receives 384 data sets a day, resulting in a staggering 140,160 data sets each year. This wealth of data has allowed LG Sonic to build an algae management database consisting of algae and water quality data from around the world. The collected data adjusts the ultrasonic frequencies to control algae effectively. End users are able to follow the algae treatment process in MPC-View, a user-friendly, web-based software that visually displays the algae and water quality data received from MPC-Buoy. This software allows operators to set up specific alarms to inform them about changing parameters or maintenance activities.

MPC-Buoy offers a second to none chemical-free solution to monitor and control of algal blooms in large water surfaces. It enables the reduction or in many cases elimination of required chemical treatments for a lake or reservoir. A fine example of one of MPC-Buoys many successes is the La Fé drinking water reservoir in Colombia, which the system has kept free of algae and chemicals since 2015

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