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How to Control Algae in Mining and Power Stations
Algae block screens and filters
Mining operations and power stations use, store and re-use water.
to screens and filters in pumping equipment pose a real
threat and increased
Algae increase pumping costs
|increased energy costs|water flow
The presence of algae in the stored water creates additional friction
translates into increased energy costs in pumping. Experiments
fouled water have recorded as much as a 10% water flow
When filamentous algae are present in the stored water the
flow is even higher.
Algae prevention is possible
anticipated bloom|onset hot weather|
It is possible to prevent algae blooms by applying algae prior to an
e.g. onset of hot weather. Coptrol remains active
in the stored water until an algae bloom
occurs and then goes to work
killing the bloom thus saving increased energy costs.
If algae is a problem in your water source follow this 5 step method to keep your waters clear and bright.
First identify the algae present. If you are not certain visit
This site enables you to identify all the
algae in Australia.
Now calculate the volume of water to treat. Ignore depths
below 1 metre. We have a page which explains the methods
used to determine the amount of water to
treat. if you need
How to calculate the volume of water
Next calculate the amount of
needed. An easy way to
If you are using run-off water from the environment.
• If the algae is fine and free floating use 2 mL of
Coptrol per 1000 Litres (1 cubic metre) of water. That
is equivalent to 2 Litres of
per 1000 square
• If the algae is long and stringy use 5 mL per 1000
litres of water (1 cubic metre) or 5 Litres per 1000
square metres of surface area.
b) If you are using treated effluent.
• use 5 – 10 mL of
per 1000 litres of water (1
cubic metre) or 5 – 10 Litres per megalitre of water.
Dilute the required amount of
using a 1:10 or even a
The best application method is by spraying. Apply on a sunlit
wind free day when algae first appear. If this is impractical
look at our
If you still need help call RCI at no cost to you.
where our free call numbers are displayed.
Or you can email RCI using this
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