The innovative technological solution is focusing on solving the problem of cyanobacterial blooms (mass occurrence) in standing freshwater bodies. The system comprises a floating working platform (a vessel) and a service harbour. The vessel is equipped with an advanced sensory system and a water sampler. Sensors enable detection of cyanobacteria in their early stages of occurrence as well as green algae and other environmental parameters. Stored water samples can be used for further laboratory analysis.
The reduction of cyanobacteria concentration is provided by a system based on electrochemical activity, which triggers lysis (break down) of cyanobacteria cells. Photovoltaic panels are used for additional power supply of the system. The electronic navigation system, based on self-learning algorithm, enables autonomous movement of the device on the trajectories with detected elevated levels of phycocyanines, specific cyanobacteria pigments. The central control system with established wireless connection allows remote monitoring of system functioning and simultaneous transfer and display of the measured data.