Improve dissolved oxygen (DO) and pH levels

Dissolved oxygen (DO) is an essential component of water chemistry, required by most aquatic life for the oxidative breakdown of organic matter to gain energy for metabolic processes. Oxygen gets into a lake primarily by diffusion across the air-water interface, and by photosynthetic production from algae and submersed aquatic plants. DO depletion due to respiratory requirements of bacteria, algae, zooplankton, fish, etc. occurs throughout the water column, but is more concentrated in deeper, dark waters and bottom sediments where organic matter and detritus accumulate and DO inputs are minimal. SolarBee’s long-distance circulation moves water both horizontally and vertically. When the intake hose is set above the thermocline for blue-green algae control, DO gets more evenly distributed throughout the epilimnion within the depth of SolarBee circulation. The return flow of oxygen-rich water back to the SolarBee intake slowly oxidizes lake sediments from the shoreline down to the depth of the intake hose, providing sediment consolidation and muck reduction. When the SolarBee intake hose is set in deeper waters below the thermocline, this deep circulation provides hypolimnetic oxygenation, beneficial for fishery improvement as well as resolving taste and odor problems related to manganese and hydrogen sulfide accumulation in anoxic bottom waters. In these ways, SolarBee circulation enhances DO distribution in the water column to the benefit of the entire lake ecosystem.

Improve aesthetics

Prevent Accumulation of Mn, Fe, H2S and methyl-Hg

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