Mechanical Harmful Algae Bloom Control in Freshwater Lakes

Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, collaborating with New Jersey Institute of Technology, Brisea Group Inc., prepared a proposal, “Mechanical removal of harmful algal bloom (HAB) in lakes using air micro-nano bubbles from a specialized floating platform” for DEP’s Water Quality Restoration Grant Program to control Harmful Algal Blooms. This proposed project has been evaluated and selected for a grant award in the amount of $500,000.

This project aims to deploy a customized multifunctional floating platform in Branch Brook Lake and Deal Lake, two of the HABs-affected lakes in NJ in 2019, to evaluate the efficiency of algal removal and improvement of water qualities (e.g., dissolved oxygen levels, turbidity, and odor).