Removing toxins, making lakes and oceans safe
Most people know that climate change, pollution, overuse, and waste is rapidly diminishing the planet’s water supply but there is another deadly problem hiding in plain sight.
Cyanobacteria/blue-green algae, or harmful algal blooms are proliferating in lakes and oceans around the world where they swiftly dominate ecosystems, killing off other organisms, hampering the delicate balance of life in the environment and causing devastating economic damage to industries that rely on water.
And they release harmful toxins (such as cyanotoxins) that can sicken, or even kill humans and animals.
Until recently, there were only limited and ineffective solutions to detect, treat and manage cyanobacteria blooms. This process has changed all that.
A highly effective 3-pronged approach
1. WATER REMEDIATION
Formulations based on verified and tested ingredients that are so effective that only minuscule quantities are needed.
2. DATA AQUISITION
A combination of in-situ measurements, advanced remote sensing capabilities, and satellite imagery allows us to fully understand the size, scale, spread, and location of each bloom.
3. DEEP TECH & ANALYSIS
Our evolving AI and deep learning capabilities will enable us to determine, with greater accuracy, the water’s condition and predict future blooms.
This approach is environmentally friendly, sustainable, efficient, cost-effective, fully safety approved and scalable.
For many years Setumo Dam, in South Africa's North West Province, had been severely contaminated by toxic algal blooms. The 3.5 square kilometer dam located on the Molopo River provides drinking water and opportunities for fishing and recreation for half a million people of Mahikeng, North West’s provincial capital.
The Dam’s high cyanobacterial cell content far surpassed the levels deemed safe and approved by the World Health Organization and the South African Bureau of Standards and prompted officials to class the waterbody as 'untreatable'.
However, this treatment was successful and restored the water to drinking standards for around 500,000 residents and in the process, removed tens of thousands of tons of carbon.