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Insufficient water quality due to excessive duckweed

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Issue

Insufficient water quality

The quality of the water is insufficient.

Excessive duckweed causes a lot of trouble in old canal cities like Delft. Sunlight is blocked by the duckweed which causes destruction of the flora and fauna under water. This has a negative influence to the living environment of fish and plants in the water.

Solution

Kroboot

The Kroboot is a robot which sails through canals autonomous and filters duckweed from the water. By using the Kroboot less dredging is needed to remove the duckweed.

Pros

  • Reduction of dredging costs for the water manager.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water quality
  2. Development state 5: Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  3. Setting type Urban area
  4. Water type Surface water
  5. Project period 1-3 years

Submitted innovation Award

Water Innovation Award
2017