Reduction of Bacteria Utilizing the CLEAN-FLO Continuous Laminar Flow Inversion and Oxygenation System
There are many types of bacteria found in natural waters. Pathogenic species are not part of the normal microbial populace of the water. Infectious species usually only contaminate water from some external source such as leaking septic tanks or stagnant storm sewers, and are almost invariably of fecal nature. Also these pathogenic bacteria usually do not multiply in natural waters, but are only in a transitory state.The CLEAN-FLO Continuous Laminar Flow Inversion and Oxygenation System will reduce bacteria levels in several ways:
1. Many pathogenic bacteria are strict anaerobes. CLEAN-FLO’s aeration system increases the oxygen concentration levels throughout the entire water column, so many of these bacteria are killed, resulting in improved water quality.
2. Pathogenic bacteria of the fecal type require an organic nutrient broth in order to survive. CLEAN-FLO’s aeration system allows aerobic beneficial bacteria to consume the organic nutrients, removing them from the water column and eliminating the nutrient broth.
3. Most pathogens require carbon dioxide, phosphorus, nitrogen, ammonia or sulphur to live. The CLEAN-FLO aeration system reduces the amount of these nutrients in the water.
4. Most pathogens require an acidic to slightly acidic environment for survival, in the pH range of 5.0 to 6.5. By removing carbon dioxide and removing acid producing bacteria through steps 1 and 3 above, the CLEAN-FLO aeration system causes water to become more alkaline.
5. Practically all pathogens are killed by ultraviolet light, which the sun emits. This ultraviolet does not penetrate the water deeply, so only surface water is affected under normal conditions. Introduction of CLEAN-FLO’s unique aerator called Continuous Laminar Flow Inversion & Oxygenation will bring the unaffected bottom waters to the surface, where ultraviolet will kill and or weaken the bacteria, resulting in improved water quality.
6. CLEAN-FLO’s aeration system creates conditions whereby some aerobic bacteria actually feed on pathogenic bacteria.
Therefore, as a result of highly oxygenating the water body, creating an environment where aerobic bacteria thrive, reducing the nutrient media, raising the pH and exposing pathogenic bacteria to sunlight, these pathogens are weakened or killed. CLEAN-FLO has successfully eliminated swimming beach closures by reducing bacteria to well below regulated levels.
Tests by Medallion Laboratories of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Health Department showed fecal coliform levels decreased from 310/100 ml to less than 1/100 ml while Streptococci levels decreased from 24/100 ml to less than 1/100 ml after our system was installed in Moore Lake in Minnesota.
Tests by Analytical Laboratories, Inc. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota showed total coliform in a fish pond in Staples, Minnesota declining from 3000/100 ml down to less than 1 /100 ml after our inversion system was installed.
Testing by the Town of Hammonton, NJ showed that coliform bacteria levels decresed from over 500/100 ml to less than 50/100ml in less than a month, allowing the Town to re-open the swimming beach area of Hammonton Lake.
Testing conducted by the NY DEC at Lake Collins in Scotia, NY showed that bacteria levels decreased very quickly after the CLEAN-FLO system was started. The swimming beach was permitted to re-open after a few weeks of confirmatory testing.
Treatment of 519-acre Powai Lake in Mumbai, India reduced coliform bacteria from 100,000-200,000/100 ml pretreatment level to less than 1,000/100 ml. Treatment of 25-acre Kachrali Lake in Thane, India reduced coliform levels more than 99%.
If you are experiencing high bacteria levels, the CLEAN-FLO system is a perfect cure.
Parks and Recreation Department: A CLEAN-FLO inversion oxygenation system was installed in late April of 2006, a significant drop in bacteria levels was observed after a week of operation. The system was turned off a few weeks after installation and bacteria levels rose. When the system was restarted a decrease in bacteria levels was again recorded, suggesting that the CLEAN-FLO system was directly affecting bacteria levels in the lake.
C-FLO Phosphorous, nitrogen and cellulose – feeders consume bottom organic sediment, while insects feed on the micro-organisms and fish feed on the insects. Muck disappears while fish thrive on natural food.
CLEAN & CLEARTM
CLEAN & CLEARTM CONCENTRATED ENZYMES is a special blend of non-toxic enzymes from nature that acts as a catalyst to biodegrade non-living organic matter and reduces available nutrients in the water, thus improving water quality.
This tributary to a major river was treated by CLEAN-FLO to reduce bacteria levels.