Moleaer launches new nanobubble generator for algae control

Moleaer launches new nanobubble generator for algae control

Launch customer SOLitude Lake Management deploys The Clear in Florida pond.

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April 24, 2019

Moleaer is expanding its product line of industrial-scale nanobubble generators with its new Clear nanobubble generator. The Clear, an alternative to chemistry and traditional aeration to improve water quality, is the most effective technology to control algae.

The Clear nanobubble generator is a gas-injection system that converts air into trillions of nanobubbles, about 100 nanometers in size, dissolving oxygen with greater than 90 percent efficiency. Negatively-charged, neutrally-buoyant nanobubbles deliver oxygen to the entire body of water, irrespective of depth, and penetrate the muck layer. Sustaining DO levels throughout the water column helps mitigate algae growth by reducing the nutrient recycling rate from the sediment.

SOLitude Lake Management, Moleaer’s launch customer for the Clear, deployed the nanobubble generator at a Florida pond plagued with blue-green and filamentous algae.

“Florida’s warm climate makes treatment of harmful algae blooms challenging,” said Bo Burns, market development manager for SOLitude Lake Management. “We had tried several other solutions with ineffective results before turning to nanobubbles. After three weeks, Moleaer’s nanobubble generator increased the DO to over 7 ppm at all depths and points across the pond. We observed a reduction of the muck layer and exposed a sand bottom along the edge of the pond, effectively treating the algal biomass and eliminating the presence of algae.”

“The Clear is designed to improve pond and lake water quality,” Moleaer CEO Nicholas Dyner said. “Nanobubbles provide a level of treatment that other aeration technologies cannot achieve without the addition of chemicals. With Moleaer’s nanobubble generators, aquatic management companies can offer their customers a superior alternative treatment method to control algae blooms.”