Reducing Water Turbidity, Metals and Soils

Reduce Heavy Oil and Pollutants in Industrial & Tailings Ponds

Reducing water turbidity can be a challenging responsibility. First, we must identify the cause of the turbid water, in order to treat it accordingly. Turbidity caused by organics such as tannins or excess nutrients is treated very differently than murkiness caused by inorganics, clays, soils, and metals. Regardless, our team is here to offer economically effective solutions. Our biologists and engineers will provide various options for managing your settling pond, tailings pond, or construction runoff water.

Our consultants offer remediation plans and techniques to bind up and settle clays, soils, heavy metals, and Bitumen.     

Polymer System to Filter water, reduce phosphates, improve water quality for industrial use
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Applied Polymer Systems Flocculents

APS 700 Series Floc Logs are a group of semi-hydrated anionic polyacrylamide blended logs that when placed in the flow of turbid water remove fine particles and reduce turbidity, metals, and inanimate nutrient values.  Each Floc Log is formulated for the soil and water chemistry of the specific site where the placement and usage are intended. 

Primary Applications:

  • Mine tailings and waste pile ditches

  • Stormwater drainage from construction and building sites

  • Road and highway construction runoff ditches

  • Ditch and treatment system placement for all forms of highly turbid waters (less than 4% solids)

  • Dredging operations as a flocculent

 

Features and Benefits:

  • Removes solubilized soils and clay from water

  • Prevents colloidal solutions in water within ditch systems

  • Binds cationic metals within the water, reducing solubilization

  • Reduces operational and cleanup costs

  • Reduces environmental risks and helps meet compliance 

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 1 Hour After

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Applied Polymer Systems Pond Logs

The APS 800 Series Pond Log is an easy-to-install floc log that removes turbidity and inanimate nutrients from the water to reduce aquatic toxicity. As water flows over the logs it releases flocculant products that work to bind excess nutrients, such as phosphorus, and settles it out at the pond bottom. Removal of excess inanimate nutrients minimizes algae, and weed growth, as well as reduces turbidity in the water. Settled-out particles can be removed via filtration. 

Primary Applications:

  • Water bodies with heavy nutrient contamination

  • Drainage from newly cleared construction sites

  • Pond and lakes with high phosphorus loads and/or algae blooms

  • Garden ponds & koi ponds

  • Drainage areas where fertilizers have been sprayed

  • Recreational ponds and lakes, such as parks and golf courses

 

Features and Benefits:

  • Removes solubilized soils and clay from water

  • Reduces the occurrence of algae blooms and eutrophication when fertilizers are washed into a body of water

  • Can be used in a passive system that does not require monitoring, and is low maintenance which reduces operational and clean-up costs

  • Reduces environmental risks associated with pon chemicals and algaecides and helps meet compliance standards

  • Removes 75-80% of prosperous which controls algae blooms, creates an eco-friendly habitat for aquatic life, and reduces the risk of toxic algae

QuikClear Flocculent 

QuikClear dry flocculent is one of Pond Pro's top items, as it is proven to reduce turbidity in ponds, lakes, and lagoons facing clarity issues caused by excess organic input, including inanimate nutrients, tannins, and suspended particles. This product binds nutrients such as phosphates, making them unavailable for aquatic weeds and algae. In combination with aeration, this product continues to effectively make phosphates unavailable and is an easy long-term solution to turbidity.

Primary Applications:

  • Water bodies with heavy nutrient contamination

  • Agricultural ponds and dugouts that receive heavy run-off 

  • Drainage from newly cleared construction sites

  • Pond and lakes with high phosphorus loads and/or algae blooms

  • Garden ponds & koi ponds

  • Drainage areas where fertilizers have been sprayed

  • Recreational ponds and lakes, such as parks and golf courses

 

Features and Benefits:

  • Binds & clears dissolved organics

  • Reduces phosphates

  • Preventative treatment against unwanted algae and vegetation

  • Aids filtration

  • Rapidly clarifies murky water (1-3 hours!)

  • Encourages debris & organics to settle on the bottom

  • Lowers pH for irrigation

Farm dugout treated with QuikClear 

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