Case Study: How to Control Algae in Industrial Ponds

When it comes to industrial ponds and similar settings, algae can cause considerable difficulties. Reduction in water flow rates and other blockages can have a knock-on effect in terms of work efficiency and production costs. It is important to control algae growth in any industrial situation as part of standard maintenance procedures.

Algae block screens and filters

Many industrial users store and re-use water. Blockages to screens and filters caused by algae in pumping equipment pose a real threat and increases costs.

Algae increase pumping costs

The presence of algae in industrial ponds creates additional friction which translates into increased energy costs in pumping. Experiments with algae fouled water have recorded as much as a 10% water flow reduction. When filamentous algae are present in the stored water, the reduction of water flow is even higher.

Algae prevention is possible

It is possible to prevent algae blooms by applying an effective algaecide prior to an anticipated bloom, for example, the onset of warmer weather.

An algaecide such as Coptrol remains active in stored water, until an algae bloom occurs and kills the bloom, thus saving increased energy costs.

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