High phosphate levels are a major problem for lakes, rivers and other natural waters.
Introduced as a constitute of the waste water, it functions as a fertiliser and results in the algae there growing quickly. The body of water becomes eutrophic and the risk of the formation of “dead zones” increases. GEH® helps to maintain the natural balance in lakes by removing phosphate as a nutrient from the water. The treatment using GEH® is a low-energy and sustainable process.
GEH®: Your choice for phosphate removal and for algae-free surface waters
As a salt, phosphate is basically a nutrient. It is found in fertilizers, laundry and food. We as humans need phosphate for our body to function properly and as a basis to build DNA. An excess of phosphate would damage our bodies. The situation is similar with phosphate in nature: as a natural fertilizer, it ensures growth.
But: If there is too much of it, it suffocates life – literally. Because it accelerates the multiplication of phytoplankton, like algae in water. If the algae die and sink to the bottom, they are decomposed by microorganisms. This eutrophication gradually leads to a lack of oxygen that suffocates fish and other aquatic organisms. GEH® as a phosphate filter material counteracts this. The phosphate binding or phosphate removal is carried out by selective adsorption. This is an energy-free and sustainable process in which the nutrient phosphate is taken from the water.
GEH® phosphate water treatment – for water purification in outdoor pools and garden ponds
We humans also add phosphate to the water when bathing in lakes, natural swimming pools or swimming ponds. Through sun and nourishing creams on our skin, by feeding the fish and leaves that fall into the pond. Before eutrophication can take place, which is harmful to our health when swimming, GEH® ensures an effective phosphate removal.