Lake Season Is Coming Fast!
As we move toward summer, lake cyanobacteria (blue green algae) blooms will once again be the elephant in the room for some and an urgent call to action for others. The best (by far) cyanobacteria mitigation strategy to date has been SolarBee® lake circulation.
Circulation by its nature helps the overall health of any waterbody. By creating specific types of circulation (i.e. epilimnetic- "top water" above the thermocline or hypolimnetic- "bottom water" below the thermocline), various water quality objectives for your lake or reservoir can be met. SolarBee® lake circulation has been proven exceptionally successful in 400+ lakes worldwide. And of these 400+ freshwater SolarBee® applications, approximately 50% are in important source water reservoirs for municipal drinking water plants where dependable, consistent results are a must.
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Sometimes it can be difficult to understand how SolarBee® circulation is created and how it can help control cyanobacteria blooms (and improve your overall lake water quality), so we put together some quick and easy “white board videos” to help explain.
Still need more information or have questions? Please feel free to contact us to discuss your water quality!
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Circulation Strategies For Raw Water / Drinking Source Reservoirs
Depending on the water quality objective, two strategies are most commonly utilized for reservoir circulation treatment ahead of municipal water treatment plants: Epilimnetic Circulation and Hypolimnetic Withdrawal / Circulation.
Epiliminetic circulation has been field proven to help minimize & control cyanobacteria blooms and their associated taste & odor issues. Less cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) means less MIB and Gesomin being released into the water column. Less MIB & Geosmin means less taste and odor issues. In many cases, SolarBees have paid for themselves in the first year by carbon savings in the drinking water treatment plant and/or chemical savings in the lake.
Some have reported savings over $500,000 per year in plant operating costs compared to before they installed SolarBee equipment.
Hypolimnetic Withdrawal / Circulation
Iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide become water quality problems in anoxic lake conditions most often found in the hypolimnion which is also where most water plant intakes are located. Anoxia allows for the release of iron & manganese and the creation of the odor causing H2S. SolarBee® can be deployed with the intake set in deeper waters below the thermocline keeping the hypolimnion sufficiently oxic to keep iron and manganese at bay as well as minimize H2S accumulation.
More Videos Of SolarBee® Success In Raw Water Reservoirs
Welcome Jeff and Steve!
Medora Corporation continues to expand and have added two new Regional Managers to the mix! We’d like to introduce and welcome the two newest members of our Sales Team, Jeff Kaminski (California Regional Manager) and Steve Frank (Southeast Regional Manager).