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Duckweed

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Issue

Undesirable vegetation

There is a growth of undesirable vegetation in or near the water course

Duckweed can cause disturbences in water and leads to a decrease in the experience of water in cities. Removing duckweed is expensive, hard to carry out and not always effective. Because of this cities have to cope with duckweed on a yearly basis.

Solution

Duckweedrobot

The duckweedrobot offers a possibility for water managers to continuously remove duckweed from water. With the use of the duckweedrobot surface water can be kept free of duckweed without the use of big materials or recurring costs.

Pros

  • No recurring costs.
  • No manpower needed.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water quality
  2. Development state 4: Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  3. Setting type Urban area
  4. Water type Surface water

Submitted innovation Award

Water Innovation Award
2016