Project #1529
Hydroelectric Plant - Algae Control

Algae Treatment Information

Algae Control

Customer Comments

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.