SonicSolutions has partnered with AlgaeControl.US to distribute a powerful ultrasound transducer for non-chemical algae control. The new company will be merging the two names, and will move forward as SonicSolutions Algae Control.
The patent pending Hydro Bio-Science product line, manufactured by Diversified Power International, a Piney Flats, TN manufacturing facility, includes two models, Quattro-DB and *Mezzo-DB, and 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.
“AlgaeControl.US has always promoted the Trifecta approach, which include three tools-in-the-toolbox for eliminating algae in affected bodies of water — bacteria, aeration and ultrasound,” CTO and VP George Hutchinson said. “Partnering with SonicSolutions and merging our teams to grow our customer service and sales base makes sense.”
The *Quattro-DB by Hydro Bio-Science is designed for algae and biofilm control. A radial sound output is achieved with two piezo sound emitters that can operate in two different bandwidths for better control of green algae and diatoms in the lower bandwidth and blue-green algae in the higher bandwidth, all accomplished with one device.
The device works in harmony with aquatic wildlife, aquatic plants, bio-solids and planktonic organisms other than algae. Since the device can control biofilm formation on cleaned surfaces, surfaces near the device remain clean for longer periods after being initially cleaned thanks to inhibiting anaerobic bacterial colonization. Fungi and bacteria with gas vesicles will also be controlled by the device by causing them to lose buoyancy.
The device creates ultrasonic frequencies that cover two important bandwidth areas where algae can be controlled via critical structural resonance similar to the way a crystal glass can be broken by the right sound pitch. Ultrasound works as the force to cause these internal vibrations in algae cells or in organelles inside the algae cells that disable them.