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General Overview

From 1st January, 2007. Malatech Water Ltd. is delighted to represent SolarBee, Inc. in Hungary with it’s unique and Number 1 products for improving water quality in reservoirs in a “green” and sustainable manner. SolarBee, Inc. was established by Pump Systems, Inc. of Dickinson, ND, USA. SolarBee, Inc. is among the world leaders in water quality improvement of fresh waters, drinking water reservoirs, industrial ponds and wastewater storing or treatment ponds. SolarBee machines use solar power instead of grid power, generally the following benefits can be reached by installing it:

  • It eliminates the constantly threat of algae blooms, and death of aquatic life due to the lack of dissolved oxygen.
  • Amount of chemical needed can be reduced in potable water tanks, in addition with the mixing water quality and taste improve, dead spots in the tank disappears.
  • In wastewater storage & treatment ponds SolarBee improves effluent quality, enhances biodegradation, reduces sludge volume, removes odor, prevents the ponds from algae blooms

Milestones in development of SolarBee:

SI invented solar-powered long-distance reservoir circulators in 1998 and named this technology “SolarBee” in 2001. In 2002, the high flow (40,000 lpm / 10,000 gpm) machines were developed which allowed the technology to be expanded from small wastewater ponds to large lakes. In 2004, the large heavy-duty brushless motor was developed with a battery system for day-and-night operation, and the metallurgy was upgraded from 304ss to 316Lss stainless steel for longer life. In 2005 and 2006, a digital controller was developed with an on-board GPS receiver, data logging, flash-card programming to fine tune the performance for each reservoir, LED diagnostics, and a SCADA radio-link output for remote machine monitoring. High wave machines were also developed to withstand harsh conditions in extremely large reservoirs.

By 2006, over 1000 SolarBees had been successfully deployed in hundreds of water bodies to improve water quality without reliance on grid power or toxic chemicals. Applications have included lakes, drinking water reservoirs, potable water reservoirs, wastewater and storm water ponds, estuaries, and other water bodies. In 2004 the company won a state-wide Industrial Development Award in North Dakota, and in 2006 an Environmental Award in both New Mexico and Australia.