“A Remedy For Harmful Algal Blooms? Scientist Thinks He’s Found One”

“”We're going to see cleaner water and we're going to see it at a large scale. It will work””

“Covering the entire 40 acres of Lake Newport was a thick, green mat of algae. Looking across the lake in Youngstown, Ohio, last September, Peter Moeller, a government researcher, wondered if his experimental treatment could heal the lake by removing the toxin-producing cyanobacteria.

In the sweltering heat, beads of sweat dripped down the faces of Moeller and his team as they positioned four units of nanobubble ozone generators around the lake shore.

Each unit looked like two boxes, roughly three feet long and wide, and was powered by an electric generator. Wearing waders, the crew arranged the tubes stretching from the generators to the lake. Soon, white streaks appeared in the water as the ozone-filled bubbles entered and broke down the algae.”

Natalie McMyn reports for the Daily Climate February 4, 2020.