Algae Control Treatment

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Algae Control

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Algae control can be a major problem for lakes, ponds, irrigation canals and other waterways.  Here are a few projects where the innovative BioWorld technology was used to resolve and maintain algae control.

Project Summary #1043 (Irrigation Reservoirs - Algae Control)

Three irrigation lakes totaling approximately 30 acres receive nutrient rich water pumped from the San Joaquin River in Central California. The lakes are used to irrigate 1,000 acres of pistachio trees.

Excess algae would have clogged the irrigation pumps and the micro irrigation system. Algae blooms began to appear in the lakes which inhibited recreational activities such as boating and fishing.

BioWorld Algae Treatment was added to the lakes on a weekly basis. The algae competing microbes were more efficient than the algae at consuming the nutrients in the lakes. As a result, the algae starved and was decomposed naturally leaving clear water and a more balanced ecosystem.

Project Summary #1102 (Residential Lakefront - Algae Control)

A 10-acre man-made lake and canal system exists in an exclusive residential community in Central California. The lake provides a beautiful waterscape for the homeowners.

Controlling unwanted algae has been a challenge. Treatment with Cutrine and manual removal was used in the past with limited success.

BioWorld was contracted to provide environmentally safe and natural solutions to treat the lake system during the algae bloom season. BioWorld Algae Treatment, consisting of bioenhancement compounds and algae competing microbes, minimized algae formation, digested organic debris and balanced the ecosystem long term.

Project Summary #1189 (Municipal Park - Algae Control)

A 3-acre municipal park pond teaming with aquatic wildlife became infested with filamentous algae. As a result, the oxygen content of the water dropped, killing off fish. Maggots fed off the dead fish and ingested botulism bacteria. Numerous ducks fed off the dead fish, became infected with botulism and died.

Copper sulfate had been used for many years to kill the unwanted algae. This created a debris layer on the pond bottom and the condition known as eutrophication.

BioWorld Algae Treatment was added to the pond on a weekly basis. Over time, the algae was eliminated, the debris layer was digested and the water clarity improved. The eutrophication cycle was broken and the wildlife habitat flourished again.

Project Summary #1529 (Hydroelectric Plant - Algae Control)

A hydroelectric plant in the Sierra Nevada collects river water in several flumes. The flow rate of the water varies from 20-60 cubic feet per second.

The water flows through the facility to generate power and then empties back into the local river. Excess algae and moss would build up in the flumes and restrict flow. Mechanical brushing and chemical treatments were used in the past to control algae. This required extensive notification to regulatory agencies and residential users with flume water rights.

A simple metering system was designed and installed to dispense BioWorld Algae Treatment products on a regular basis at the flume headworks. BioWorld effectively minimized algae in the flume, allowing for maximum flow rates and optimum power generation.

Product used for these projects  - See BioWorld Algae Treatment

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