Bird deterrent floating covers
Process water and wastewater from industries such as the mining industry can be potentially deadly to birds and other wildlife if they contain hazardous substances such as acids, cyanide, oil and salts. Wildlife often ingest those toxic water which inevitably results in fatalities. Ponds are often used as shelter and feeding ground during migratory season by various birds species, some of which protected. Wildlife fatalities from toxic process water and wastewater cost the industry millions in fines every year, but also constitute a danger to the environment.
Birds and other wildlife are naturally attracted to fresh water ponds and man-made storage ponds. Some of them have been netted in the past to prevent birds from gaining access to the water. However, netting does not camouflage the water and therefore still attracts waterfowl. Because netting does not block sunlight, algae and weeds strive, making these areas a desirable place for the birds to roost and feed. Furthermore, netting does not last as long and is susceptible to snow and ice in cold climate.
A bird deterrent floating cover will camouflage the water surface and significantly reduce bird activity in and around the previously open water areas.
Covering a lagoon has many added benefits besides eliminating algae growth.
All our covers offer substantial advantage over solid covers:
|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%|
|Buoyancy (per sq.ft)||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Chemical Evaporation Reduction|
|Snow & Ice Resistant|
|Life Expectancy||25+ Years||25+ Years||25+ Years||25+ Years||25+ Years||25+ Years||25+ Years|