LIVE DEMONSTRATION (2019)
- Color was Reduced by 50% (Improves Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Habitat)
- Removed Total Phosphorus to 35 Parts Per Billion
- Dissolved Phosphorous to 20 Parts Per Billion
- Removed 70% of Background Iron
- Removed 30% of Nitrogen
The problem of excess nutrients, phosphorus and nitrogen specifically, in and around Lake Okeechobee is well documented and the resulting algae blooms featured almost nightly on the local and national news.
To demonstrate its proven solution, Phosphorus Free Water Solutions developed a Lake Okeechobee case study to showcase its technology that can remove nutrients before they can stimulate the explosive growth that results in large surface-covering blooms.
For 10 weeks, Phosphorus Free Water Solutions operated continuously, processing various waters coming into the lake, leaving the lake in both directions and in the lake itself.
With some slight variation among the treatment sites, Phosphorus Free Water Solutions demonstrated, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, its capability to remove total phosphorus to approximately 35 parts per billion and dissolved phosphorus to 20 parts per billion, remove 70% of the background iron, reduce color by 50%, and remove 30% of the nitrogen. Coupling the demonstrated process with our biological nitrogen removal process improves the nitrogen removal to approximately 95%.
Removing nutrients to these low levels will initially reduce the frequency and intensity of algal blooms, and once deployed to enough locations, can help Lake Okeechobee reach a more balanced condition.