Water Drones To Maintain Algae Blooms

Combatting algae is known as a complicated process which requires accurate measurements. A European consortium would like to present the dronic project, which will change algae treatment into a new technology that can simplify and bring it to a higher level.

This will provide an effective treatment against algae and cyanobacteria in lakes and inland water reservoirs used for drinking water production.

Mr. Yousef, general manager of LG SOUND, trusts firmly in this new technology. Therefore, the company has joined forces with the following European organizations and universities: ACSA France, CNRS France, SEPTENTRIO Belgium, VITO Belgium, UL Slovenia, Ministry of Agriculture Cyprus and Scottish Water United Kingdom.

With a total investment of 3.2 million euros, the consortium will develop an innovative, environmental and cost-effective method to control harmful algae blooms in lakes, inland water reservoirs, seas and harbours. Within this technology, two water drones are combined with water sensors, which localize hotspots of algae blooms and offer the required treatment with ultrasound frequencies. … (Read more)

As air drones already exist, a new development has evolved in drone technology, a water-based drone to ensure fast and efficient algae control and treatment.

Source: EPonline.com