The winners of the 2015 Aquatech Innovation Award were announced at the opening ceremony of the Amsterdam International Water Week and 25th edition of Aquatech Amsterdam, with many distinguished guests and keynote speakers present, including Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister Infrastructure and the Environment, Government of the Netherlands.
WssTP member and winner of WssTP SME Awards 2014 & 2015, LG Sonic received the Aquatech Innovation Award 2015 in the category water supply/water treatment for the development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy. This environmentally friendly system provides continuous online water quality monitoring to predict and control algae by using ultrasound technology, thereby offering a complete algae control solution.
The jury rewarded the MPC-Buoy for being a complete algae control solution; “We believe it will have an impact on the market because it is a fully integrated product and can work completely independently”.
At this moment, the MPC-Buoy is installed in lakes and water reservoirs in, among other countries, Azerbaijan, the United States of America, Canada, Colombia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Poland. The MPC-Buoy will be displayed during the Aquatech Exhibition at Hall 1 stand 136 and at the InnovationLAB. Visitors will be able to find out more about all the winning entries at the InnovationLAB feature in the exhibition, part of an increased focus on innovation at the show.
Have a look at the results of Aquatech Innovation Award 2015:
Overall winner, and category winner – Waste water treatmentDyVaR O&G ZLD, Salttech BV
Category winner Water supply / water treatmentMPC-Buoy: Monitor, Predict & Control Algal Blooms by LG Sonic BV – an ultrasonic system for treating algal blooms from Dutch company LG Sonic
Category winner Not-yet-to-marketPearlAqua by AquiSense Technologies – a world-first UV LED water disinfection system from US company AquiSense Technologies
Category winner – Process control technology & Process automationHach Prognosys predictive diagnostic system by Hach – an instrument predictive diagnostic system
Category winner – Transport & StorageAQS-SYS, Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. – an automated system for detecting when leaks develop in supply networks from Israeli company Aquarius Spectrum