On July 8, 2020, the Mayor of Hopatcong was on hand to watch over the start of his New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) Grant Project. This initiative was driven by the Mayor, while the official Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation and Princeton Hydro filed the majority of other Grant requests. The Mayor filed his request to ensure that Crescent Cove was included in the process.
What are Nanobubbles and how will they help?
After exhaustive industry research, and multiple onsite, visits the Mayor selected EVERBLUE Lakes who has been in businesses since 2007 and has helped over 10,000 lakes to assist in bringing the lake back to a healthy and safe level.
Nanobubble aeration is a new technology designed to naturally control algae by increasing the oxygen in the water. On-shore generators will produce nanobubbles that are ultra-fine (400 times smaller than a human hair) that will remain within the water column for extended periods, providing oxygenation and algae control.
The new nanobubble technology is designed to naturally improve water quality by exceeding the oxygenation capabilities of aeration systems. Nanobubbles are produced by an on-shore gas transfer mechanism that creates ultra-fine bubbles that are nearly invisible to the eye; in fact, at less than 1 micrometer, they are about 400 times smaller in diameter than human hair and 1 million times smaller than ordinary bubbles. As a result of their size, nanobubbles have no natural buoyancy. Unlike floating fountains and submersed aeration systems, which use rising larger bubbles to induce circulation and transfer of atmospheric oxygen throughout the water column, nanobubbles remain within the water column for extended periods of time, providing direct oxygenation of the water.