Nutrient enrichment of waterbodies significantly impacts aquatic life, drinking water supplies, and recreational water quality. Excessive levels of phosphorus in water and sediments alter the balance of an aquatic ecosystem and degrade water quality. Even when external sources of phosphorus have been curtailed by watershed management practices, the internal recycling of phosphorus in water bodies can continue to degrade water quality and fuel nuisance and harmful algal growth.
Water Quality Restoration
Phoslock (lanthanum-modified clay) provides an unmatched technology to reset the eutrophication clock (aging process) of water bodies by removing free reactive phosphorus (FRP) and restoring water quality. Phoslock allows water resource managers a new solution to Reset the Clock by specifically targeting and removing phosphorus inputs.
Rapid and Permanent Phosphorus Removal
Phoslock has a high affinity to rapidly bind and permanently remove FRP from the water column shortly after application. As Phoslock settles at the sediment—water interface, the lanthanum in Phoslock continues to bind FRP released from the sediment on its available sites. Once FRP is bound to Phoslock, it is no longer available to algae and plants for assimilation and growth.