Located in the highlands of Quito, Ecuador, Salve Faccha reservoir is used as a drinking water source and provides approximately 40 per cent of the drinking water to the city of Quito. To challenge algae problems in the reservoir, eight MPC-Buoy systems were installed to lower the algae levels and improve the water quality.
To that end, eight solar-powered algae control systems were installed, and two weeks after the installation of the MPC-Buoy systems, significant improvements were made in the water quality.
But because of the location of the reservoir, at 4000m/13,000ft height, the online water quality software of LG Sonic, MPC-View is significant. The software provides insight into the water quality, algae trends, and progress of the ultrasonic treatment. Furthermore, the software shows technical parameters, such as the status of the ultrasonic transmitters, signal strength and the battery strength.
The MPC-Buoy system controls algae in large water surfaces, using real-time water quality monitoring and remote sensing to analyse current algae and to predict algal blooms. The technology is based on ultrasound, which can effectively control algae by specific frequencies and amplitudes. The technology is environmentally friendly and safe for fish, plants, and zooplankton.
At the moment, the LG Sonic MPC-Buoy is installed in lakes and water reservoirs in the Colombia, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, among other countries.