and Floating Streambeds mitigate harmful algae blooms
Solar-Powered NanoHavens can mitigate harmful algae blooms without chemicals
Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) are a growing problem worldwide. They kill fish, harm humans and pets, smell terrible and ultimately cause dead zones along our coastlines. But how can a water steward treat HABs without dumping vast amounts of expensive chemicals in the water? Naturally, we have a solution: BioHaven Floating Islands and sister products that harness nature's own processes to provide perennial, sustainable solutions.
All BioHaven Floating Islands provide a degree of protection against HABs by dealing with the excess nutrient loading that is the primary cause. As long as there is circulation and aeration in the water, the BioHaven matrix can attract the microbes and form biofilm to perform natural and effective nutrient removal. However, we have two embodiments of BioHaven that are particularly effective in treating and preventing HABs: NanoHaven and StreamBed Filter.
The NanoHaven has brought together three best-in-class technologies to synergistically treat Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs): a nanobubble aerator mounted on a BioHaven platform, along with solar panels and battery storage that provide low-cost operating power. It can be implemented in remote, off-grid spots, directly targeting treatment areas without long pipes and associated pressure loss. It is suitable for wastewater lagoons, and ponds and lakes of all shapes and sizes. Low-growing hyper-accumulator plants can be added to facilitate the removal of extreme pollutants if desired.
Why Nanobubble Aeration?
BioHaven Floating Islands remove the nutrients that cause HABs by cycling them into biofilm and periphyton and absorbing them into the food web. They work well passively but, when aeration is added, their performance improves fourfold. Standard aeration consists of pumping bubbles into water which then rise and burst at the surface, forcing water to circulate and absorb oxygen from the atmosphere.