Field Studies

  • Muck Reduction Study - Using Aeration & SMR™ Pellets

    Muck Reduction Study - Using Aeration & SMR 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. Installation of 2 Airmax PS40's and 1 Airmax SW40 occurred in April of 2014 to circulate the water and deliver oxygen to the supplemental bacteria... Read More »
  • Midge Fly Reduction Study - Using Aeration, SMR™ & TLC™

    Midge Fly Reduction Study - Using Aeration, SMR & TLC

    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 were also hindering outdoor activities, damaging vehicles, and painted surfaces. The Prescription: To improve water quality and create an environment less conducive to midge fly... Read More »
  • 90 Days to Clear Water - Aeration & SMR™ Pellets

    90 Days to Clear Water - Aeration & SMR Pellets

    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 are contributors to algae growth while dissolved oxygen and BOD help determine the... Read More »
  • Aeration & Natural Treatment Study

    Aeration & Natural Treatment Study

    Application: One Acre Golf Course Pond, Tbilisi, Republic of Georia Products Used: Airmax PS30 Aeration, SMR Pellets, TLC Packets & Nature's Blue ™ Pond Dye Abstract: Gurjaani Region, Kakheti, 1510 Kachret'i, Georgia The Ambassadori 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 ownership of the golf course and hotel had received numerous... Read More »
  • MuckAway Bacteria & Enzymes Study

    MuckAway Bacteria & Enzymes Study

    Test: Lake Sandord, Saginaw, Michigan Study Parameters & Applications: The information in this study is designed to show how MuckAway's ™ individual 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... Read More »
  • PRx Phosphate Control Study

    PRx Phosphate Control Study

    Application: Rochester, Michigan Airmax ® PRx ™ Phosphate Control Abstract: Trevor Henderson, Airmax Aquatic Biologist Harmful Algal Blooms ( HABs ) occur when colonies of microscopic algae grow out of control. These blooms can have a severe impact on aquatic life, natural ecosystems, and the economy of affected areas. HABs are a result of 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... Read More »
  • TLC Packet Study

    TLC Packet 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: TLC 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 »
  • SMR Pellets Study

    SMR 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: SMR Pellets were applied per labeled directions to one of the 0.75 acre ponds over a period of 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 on a monthly basis. Samples were submitted to an independent laboratory... Read More »