Algae Control Treatment
Algae Treatment Information
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.
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 -
A 3-acre municipal park pond teaming
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.
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
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.
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.
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