Field Studies

  • Muck Reduction Study - Using Aeration & MuckAway Pellets

    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 aesthetics and an improved fishery. Airmax developed a best management plan (BMP) for the lake, which included chemical treatments, bacteria augmentation, and aeration system installation.... Read More »
  • Midge Fly Reduction Study - Using Aeration, MuckAway PRO & PondClear PRO

    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 numbers also hindered outdoor activities, damaging vehicles and painted surfaces. The Prescription: To improve water quality and create an environment less conducive to midge fly reproduction,... Read More »
  • 90 Days to Clear Water - Aeration & MuckAway PRO

    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, nitrogen, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), dissolved oxygen, and water clarity. Phosphorus and nitrogen contribute to algae growth, while dissolved oxygen and BOD help determine the potential for muck... Read More »
  • Aeration & Natural Treatment Study

    Aeration & Natural Treatment Study

    Application: One Acre Golf Course Pond, Tbilisi, Republic of Georia Products Used: Airmax PS40 With 3 Plates Aeration System, MuckAway PRO Pellets, PondClear PRO Packets & Nature's Blue Pond Dye Abstract: Gurjaani Region, Kakheti, 1510 Kachret'i, Georgia The Ambassador Golf Club in Kachret'i, Republic of Georgia, contacted Airmax for a solution to clean up their signature pond on the property. The pond is a relatively shallow (12 Feet), man-made, one-acre pond plagued by heavy accumulations of muck, odor, and floating organic debris. The owner of the golf course and... Read More »
  • MuckAway Bacteria & Enzymes Study

    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 were used. MuckAway tablet application rates are as follows: Up to 1,000 Square Feet = 1 Scoop Every 2 - 4 Weeks In any pond or lake environment, sludge and odor build up from the natural... Read More »
  • EcoBoost PRx Study

    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 threat worldwide and in the southeast corner of Michigan. In this developed corner of the state, some of these blooms are so notoriously large they can be seen from space (the Lake...  Read More »
  • MuckAway Pellets Study

    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-acre pond was left as a control. Average muck depths were recorded using systematic sampling within 16 area frames every month. Samples were submitted to an independent laboratory for analysis.... Read More »
  • PondClear Study

    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 for analysis throughout the summer. The Results: The turbidity of the pond being treated reduced consistently throughout the summer, while the control suffered the same yearly fate of... Read More »
  • Winkler Mill Pond Field Study

    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 was to compare the real-world performance of Airmax MuckAway and two competitors' bacterial muck reducers. Each 1-acre portion of the pond received a different muck... Read More »