Patent in South-Korea .
The company SubCtech GmbH, based in Kiel, was assigned a patent earlier this month in South-Korea. The patent is for the data acquisition system "SmartDI®", which measures and calculates chlorophyll values. Using this small mobile system, online measurements of chlorophyll (algae) in seawater get correlated with laboratory measurements and automatically corrected. Fluorometers, optical sensors, are used for the measurements in water. These sensors are sensitive to different ingredients in the water such as Yellow substances or solutes, and therefore never show exact or absolute values.
However, especially in offshore water quality monitoring or in aquaculture exact measurements are crucial. Capturing the actual concentration is relevant to evaluate conditions or to identify potential environmental hazards, such as algae. The data acquisition system (Data Logger) "SmartDI®", which collects all sensor data, can be calibrated with laboratory analysis or other suitable methods while operating. That ensures that all data is continuously adapted to the actual conditions and reliably detected with high accuracy.
SubCtech consistently expands its product portfolio in the area monitoring systems. The now allocated patent in South Korea, in cooperation with the partner Techkor, represents the success.