Demonstrated Success of State-of-the-Art KNeW® Nanobubble Technology at Mount Woodson Golf Club Leads to Dramatically Improved Water Quality
The Cost of One KNeW Nanobubbler is Equivalent to .03% of the Average Annual Golf Course Maintenance Expenditure*
San Diego, CA, March 13, 2023 – The KNeW Company (KNeW®) announced today that Mt. Woodson Golf Course purchased additional KNeW Nanobubblers following the successful results it achieved on the golf course’s irrigation ponds. The additional Nanobubblers will be put into service on another of the golf course’s ponds that supports fish and other wildlife.
Mt Woodson is a world-renowned 6000-yard par 70 golf course set in the rugged natural setting of Northeast San Diego County. Unfortunately, the course’s irrigation ponds that also serve as water features were contaminated and experienced severe algae blooms during the summer months.
Golf course ponds can become contaminated with pollutants from various sources, such as fertilizer runoff, sedimentation from surrounding land, and other pollutants from operations. Some common sources of contamination in golf course ponds include nitrogen and phosphorus, heavy metals, and organic pollutants such as oil and grease. The presence of these contaminants can lead to the growth of harmful algae and bacteria which can negatively impact water quality and harm fish and other wildlife that may depend on the pond.
Anaerobic sludge can also accumulate in golf course ponds due to natural decomposition of organic matter. This can lead to the growth of harmful microorganisms, the depletion of dissolved oxygen levels, and poor water quality.
*Golf Course Industry Magazine. January 2020.
Mt. Woodson uses the ponds to water grass, trees and other vegetation, so the contamination problem keeps repeating and getting worse. The KNeW Nanobubble technology provided the solution the golf course needed.
“Prior to installing KNeW Nanobubblers in our ponds, the water was brown, odorous, unhealthy for fish and wildlife, and it detracted from the beauty of our renowned golf course,” said Daryl Driscoll, Mount Woodson Golf Club owner. “KNeW Nanobubble technology has dramatically transformed our golf course ponds, significantly improved water quality and clarity, eliminated odors, and made our ponds once again safe for fish and wildlife.”
“The invention of nanobubbles has changed the way golf courses can improve water quality and manage anaerobic sludge in ponds and other water features,’” said Aubrey Howard, CEO of KNeW Nanobubbles. “It is by far the most efficient and affordable method to improve water quality and make golf course pond management less costly and more productive.”
Mount Woodson installed a KNEW nanobubbler on its primary irrigation pond (pond #5), which had three feet of anaerobic sludge at the bottom, resulting in massive algae blooms. KNeW’s nanobubbler removed almost all of the sludge, and Mount Woodson’s irrigation pond has gone from anaerobic to aerobic within five months – resulting in improved water quality and clarity and safety for fish and other wildlife.
“In the summer months, the pond would become overrun with algae,” said Kelly Halsey, Mount Woodson Golf Club superintendent. “After five months of treatment, the KNeW Nanobubbler removed two and a half feet of anaerobic sludge—in some locations all of the sludge—and the pond has not had an algae outbreak since.”
Nanobubbles are extremely small bubbles, typically measuring less than 100 nanometers in diameter. They have unique characteristics that distinguish them from larger bubbles and allow them to effectively create an aerobic environment throughout the entire water column. Aerobic bacteria are microorganisms that require oxygen to survive and grow. In contrast, anaerobic bacteria do not require oxygen and can thrive in environments with low oxygen levels, such as anaerobic sludge. In a pond ecosystem, aerobic bacteria help to decompose organic matter and improve water quality and clarity. They also help to reduce the buildup of anaerobic sludge by consuming organic matter before it has a chance to accumulate on the bottom of the pond.
KNeW nanobubble technology has significant competitive advantages over other nanobubble technologies on the market. These include:
- KNeW nanobubblers provide 72% greater aeration capacity than competing technology
- KNeW = 45.4 GPM
- KNeW nanobubblers use 79% less energy than competing technology (KNeW 2.7 kwh)
- Supports single/3-phase (120/240V)
- KNeW nanobubblers require 90% less maintenance service-time than competing technology
- Just 2 moving parts resulting in reduced wear
- KNeW nanobubblers are more mobile than competing technology
- Portable, allowing for in-situation deployment
- Requires less permitting, equipment and space
“KNeW’s nanobubble technology has a wide range of applications beyond golf course ponds, including cleanup of waste-water treatment ponds, treatment of mine wastewater, and improving growing conditions at fish hatcheries,” said Howard. “And we currently have KNeW Nanobubblers operating at waste-water treatment facilities at Lake Patagonia, AZ and Caballo Lake, NM. And we just began a pilot project to improve fish growth at the Mora national fish hatchery in New Mexico.”
About the KNeW Nanobubbles
KNeW Nanobubbles continues its parent company’s mission to help communities thrive. Nanobubble technology provides revolutionary water purification and treatment solutions that promote water recovery, reuse, and recycling in a wide range of applications.
We use proprietary and patented, environmentally responsible processes to transform contaminated water into clean, fresh water. For more information visit us at: https://knewnanobubbles.com