Field Studies

Muck Reduction Study - Using Aeration & MuckAway Pellets

Application: Fox lake, Oakland County, Michigan Airmax Aeration (PS40 & SW40) Abstract: Justin McLeod, Airmax Fisheries Biologist Fox Lake (Oakland County) is a shallow, 9 acre, low land lake characterized by heavy muck, prolific plant growth, and stagnant, eutrophic water. The property owners of Fox Lake desired to reduce plant growth and muck levels to facilitate better aesth… Read More »

Midge Fly Reduction Study - Using Aeration, MuckAway PRO & PondClear PRO

The Challenge: Due to poor water quality, the population of midge flies had become a big problem for residents in the Rio Pinar Home Owners Association in Orlando, FL. At 4,376 larvae/m2, a private consulting firm has measured the midge fly population at over 4 times the state nuisance level of 1,000 larvae/m2. Dense midge fly swarms were not only visually unappealing, but their excessive num… Read More »

90 Days to Clear Water - Aeration & MuckAway PRO

The Proof is in the Science An independent study with Airmax Aeration The Pond: A 1/2 acre, kidney shaped, 10+ year old pond located in state of North Carolina. The pond had nearly 12" of muck buildup and required monthly chemical treatments to reduce algae blooms. The Plan: Before the Airmax Aeration System was introduced, water samples were taken for phosphorus, nitroge… Read More »

MuckAway Bacteria & Enzymes Study

Test: Lake Sanford, Saginaw, Michigan Study Parameters & Applications: The information in this study is designed to show how MuckAway's strains of bacteria and enzymes are tested in lab situations and synthesized to work in real-world situations with many outside environmental factors. MuckAway tablets manufactured by Airmax were utilized in this study, and label application rates… Read More »

EcoBoost PRx Study

Application: Rochester, Michigan Airmax EcoBoost PRx Abstract: Trevor Henderson, Airmax Aquatic Biologist Harmful Algal Blooms ( HABs) occur when colonies of microscopic algae grow out of control. These blooms can severely impact aquatic life, natural ecosystems, and the economy of affected areas. HABs result from nutrient pollution, and the blooms are becoming more of a threa… Read More »

MuckAway Pellets Study

The Challenge: Located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, two ponds were chosen due to a long history of organic growth and heavy pond muck. Both ponds measured 0.75 acres, 10' deep, and were eutrophic, stagnant environments used primarily for stormwater retention. The Solution: MuckAway Pellets were applied per labeled directions to one of the 0.75-acre ponds over 16 weeks. The other 0.75-acr… Read More »

PondClear Study

The Challenge: Located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, two ponds (0.8 and 0.7 acres) were characterized by hypereutrophic conditions with cloudy water and late-season planktonic blooms. The Solution: PondClear was applied on a biweekly basis throughout the summer to the 0.8-acre pond, leaving the 0.7-acre pond as the control. Water samples were collected and sent to an independent laboratory f… Read More »

Winkler Mill Pond Field Study

MuckAway Eliminates 4X More Muck Than Competitors Proof is in the Science An independent study with Airmax Natural Water Treatments The Pond: An irregular shaped, multiacre pond in Rochester Hills, Michigan, was chosen to test various muck-reducing bacteria treatments. Three independent 1-acre portions of the lake were divided out for treatment. The Plan: The study's objective wa… Read More »