Diversified Power International received U.S. Patent No. 10,399,867 for its algae control system using ultrasound technology. SonicSolutions Algae Control, which is the leading distributor of the product, announced the news at WEFTEC 2019, the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference, in Chicago.
Diversified Power International manufactures the Hydro BioScience product line, which includes the Quattro-DB and the Mezzo-DB, each of which provides more than 2,000 frequencies in one transducer head. The algae control range can reach up to 120 acres of coverage for blue-green algae with a single unit. The HBS product line uses the new technology described in the recently issued patent.
SonicSolutions Algae Control CTO and VP of operations George Hutchinson was closely involved in the design of the Quattro-DB ultrasound unit. After years of experience working with competitive products Hutchinson decided in 2015 that it was time to develop a 360-degree unit that would provide the most frequency coverage and algae kill zone in a durable and affordable model.