Wastewater Lagoon Treatment & Water Resource Recovery
Treating wastewater with Floating BioIsland lagoon treatment systems can mean huge savings for the small community whose lagoons are not meeting discharge standards and are faced with an upgrade. Large treatment facilities can utilize BioHavens to polish their tertiary effluent and even harvest marketable products.
BioHavens are a type of fixed-film treatment that employs bio-reactive processes in combination with plant remediation. The matrix provides an effective treatment surface as water is circulated through the fine mesh and begins to grow biofilm. Over time, as plant roots grow unimpeded through the permeable matrix, a massive surface area is created to accommodate the bacteria that consume organic matter and nutrients in wastewater. The exchange of sugars and enzymes between plants and microbes increases both microbial activity and plant growth to provide an unsurpassed water-cleaning approach.
BioIslands Restoring Lakes and Ponds
Floating Islands restore lakes and ponds to a healthy, thriving state, increasing biodiversity and bringing back the value of lakeshore living. Mimicking nature’s own solution, BioHavens are beautiful and functional wetlands that cycle valuable but misplaced nutrients into beneficial biomass (plants and fish) instead of algae. Since BioIslands can be retrofit to an existing asset, a BioHaven solution requires low capital investment compared to traditional mechanical systems. BioHaven solutions also have very low operating and maintenance costs.
Up-cycling phosphorus locally by recovering it from water, not only saves sensitive waters from algae blooms and taxa loss but minimizes the footprint associated with mining and transporting phosphorus to grow such commodities elsewhere.