Effluent Water and Lake Cleanup

The definition of effluent is “something that flows out.” We can then say that any flowing water is effluent, whether it comes from a wastewater treatment plant or flows from land, taking with it fertilizer nutrients, herbicides, insecticides, or any other chemical, which is soluble in water. The nutrient-rich effluent that comes from wastewater plant or runs off the golf course that can cause moss and algae growth that becomes unsightly in ponds and creates odors.

Virtually every pond has three biological layers in it: 1) The top layer is aerobic where the organisms require free oxygen like animals, 2) The facultative layer is compromised of microbes that can utilize free oxygen or can get their oxygen from oxygen-bearing chemicals or organics, 3) The anaerobic layer is where organisms cannot use free oxygen and must obtain their oxygen from chemicals and organics anerobic bacteria create most of the bad odors we smell.

There are 13 stinking compounds such as hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans, etc. When algae grow fast because of excess nutrients, it eventually outgrows the oxygen causing eutrophication and the pond turns anerobic or septic causing bad odors. What happens here is the pond grows itself out of oxygen, out of balance and eventually to death. The way to control bad odors from ponds is to generate a more active aerobic layer

This oxygenated layer converts anaerobic compounds to oxygenated compounds, thereby eliminating bad odors. By applying BioLynceus® products to the lagoon, the biology can be brought back into balance and cleaned up. Instead of having filamentous mossy material, the single-cell algae that are an emerald green and are healthy, will dominate the pond.

Ultimately, we are judged by the husbandry of the invisible army of microbes that will work for us or against us depending on the environment we maintain for them. BioLynceus® products help maintain the natural biological systems to provide healthy soil, healthy plants and healthy lakes. Working with nature will always produce better results than ignoring nature. BioLynceus® products help these natural systems to give superior results in managing golf course soils, plants and lakes.

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