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ODNR Showcases Technology Designed To Removal Harmful Algal Blooms

21 Sep , 2022  

By the Ohio Department of Natural Resources with additions by 1812Blockhouse

As a part of Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on Sept. 15 hosted a showcase of new technology aimed at eliminating harmful algal blooms (HABs). Utilizing a research and development grant from the Ohio Water Development Authority, ODNR partnered with AECOM Technical Services to demonstrate the Algae Harvesting Hydronucleation Flotation Technology (HFT) in William H. Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park.

This new technology will benefit the state’s wetlands projects, including one in Richland County.

“We want to attack Ohio’s water quality issues from every possible angle and that means staying on top of cutting-edge technology,” Gov. DeWine said. “Each step toward cleaner water is a win for our H2Ohio initiative. This machine has proven effective in other parts of the country, and we’re hoping to have those same results here.”

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