Green Water Solution

Lasting Solutions for Green Ponds

Chemical Pond Treatment is a Quick But Temporal Solution

Many chemical treatments are available to address green ponds. The fundamental function of these treatments is to kill the present algae quickly, which eliminates the green appearance, odor, and slime in the water. These treatments work reasonably fast for relative low cost.

However, they are only temporal solutions - until the next algae outbreak. They don't address the underlying cause: excess phosphate.

Why Is Chemical Treatment Only a Temporary Solution?

Chemical treatment is only cycling, not removing phosphate - and therefore merely sets the stage for the next treatment.

The Phosphorus Cycle: Excess phosphate in the water sustains increased algae growth and proliferation - leading to dense algae blooms. Chemical pond treatment with algicides kills the algae. The algae sink to the bottom and break open - thereby releasing the phosphorus stored within their cells. Bacteria in the pond water quickly remineralize the so released phosphorus from the algae cells and the remaining dead algae cells themselves into free dissolved phosphate - which then becomes available to sustain the next algae bloom formation.

Novel ultrasound and microwave technologies to kill algae blooms work without the chemical impact of traditional methods but still only cycle phosphorus in the pond and also do not address the underlying cause; they do not remove the excess phosphorus from the pond.

Addressing the Underlying Cause

BioPhree® treatment addresses directly the underlying cause of algae blooms by removing excess phosphate from the pond with an environmentally safe and impact-free technology.

Depending on pond/reservoir size and situation, we work on offering two paths to algae-free ponds:

  • Ponds and reservoirs with inflow sources: Small BioPhree® flow-through systems treat inflow before entering the pond or reservoir. The water body is protected from excess phosphate imports and, therewith, from algae blooms.
  • Ponds and reservoirs without inflow sources or with non-point sources: We work on designing trailer-based mobile BioPhree® systems that cycle the pond or reservoir water through treatment until a healthy phosphate level is achieved.

Disadvantages of Chemical Pond Treatment

Chemical pond treatment has several disadvantages that phosphate removal technology can overcome:

  • Temporal solution by killing algae but not removing the underlying cause for algae blooms, excess phosphate.
  • Accumulation of toxic substances in the pond; many chemical pond treatments use either toxic heavy metals, such as copper, or other organic chemicals, which all accumulate in the pond water and sediments and can pose a health risk for humans, pets, and livestock over long times.
  • Ecological imbalance by killing all algae, good and bad ones, which prevents the pond from attaining a healthy balance of life.

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