Reduce Ammonia Emissions

Modular floating covers

ammonia and vapor from water pollutants

Reduction of Ammonia & Odor emmissions

In many industrial and residential areas, odors and noxious vapors emitted from open effluent ponds, lagoons and tanks can create a variety of environmental issues.

Permeable covers restrict air, water, and gas movement into and out of the liquid. Covers, such as the the Hexprotect covers, have been shown to be more suitable for reducing odor from livestock manure facilities than impermeable material. An aerobic layer is established on the top of the cover, so that some of the odorous compounds that escape may be aerobically broken down before they are released to the atmosphere.

Air-filled balls such as the Armor Ball have also been used as a floating cover for outdoor manure storage facilities. One study reported about 15% ammonia losses from cattle slurry (85% reduction), and between 5% and 12% from pig slurry (up to 95% reduction) as compared to 100% losses from uncovered control tanks.

Solid impermeable cover accumulates dirt and residues over time that promotes vegetation growth on top of the cover. Vegetation will not grow on our modular covers due to proprietary design and the continuous motion of the covers on the surface of the water.

The main challenge most operators faces is to find an economical solution, both with initial and operating costs, and to minimize maintenance. Covers that have regular or even moderate labor requirements, such as solid covers, are at a definite disadvantage when compared to our modular covers that require no maintenance at all.

Added advantages of installing a floating cover

Covering a lagoon has many added benefits besides eliminating odor emission.

  • Reduction of liquid loss through evaporation by up to 95%.
  • Reduced chemical consumption.
  • Heating costs reduced by up to 75%.
  • Odor containment. Less exposed surface area results in less odor emission..
  • Camouflage pond basins from waterfowl / bird deterrent
  • Improved working environments.
  • Reduces sunlight penetration, precluding growth of algae and clogging weeds.
  • Reduce ice formation

Modular covers advantages versus solid covers

All our covers offer substantial advantage over solid covers:

  • Less Expensive
  • Each tile is made of long lasting, UV resistant, high quality HDPE
  • Allow movement of equipment through liquid. Unlimited and easy access to the liquid.
  • Adjust to the variation of the liquid level by spreading & stacking
  • Naturally Self arrange and interlock on the liquid surface
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Cannot tear like conventional solid cover
  • Aeration can be installed underneath
  • Reduce chemical consumption.
  • Unaffected by rain water
  • No vegetation growth on top.
  • 10 Year warranty
  • Life expectancy of 25 years
Products Comparison Armor Ball® Armor Ball® Aqua Hexprotect® Hexprotect® Aqua HEXPROTECT MAX R RHOMBO 66 RHOMBO 169
Surface coverage (up to) 91% 91% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99%
Insulation (R factor) ++ + ++ + +++++ +++ ++++
Heating cost reduction (up to) 75% 75% 85% 85% 85% 85% 85%
Evaporation Reduction ++++ ++++ ++ ++++ ++++ +++++ +++++
Wind Resistant + ++++ ++ +++++ ++ +++++ +++++
Buoyancy (per sq.ft)
Odor Control greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck
Chemical Evaporation Reduction greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck
Algae Reduction greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck
Bird Deterrent greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck
Snow & Ice Resistant greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck
Quick Install greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck
Maintenance Free greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck greencheck
Life Expectancy 25+ Years 25+ Years 25+ Years 25+ Years 25+ Years 25+ Years 25+ Years
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