Non-chemical control of zebra and quagga mussels
ZEQUANOX® is the only selective and environmentally friendly molluscicide currently available on the market for the control of zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissena species) at all stages of maturity from velar to adult. ZEQUANOX® offers comparable efficiency to chemical solutions, but does not endanger employees, damage to equipment, or as a result impacts on the aquatic environment or other organisms when used as directed.
Significant advantages over chlorine and chemical solutions
ZEQUANOX® is classified as a low risk aquatic pesticide that is not subject to regulatory restrictions on its use (eg time of year, frequency of treatments, etc.) and is carried out with minimum permit requirements. The product can be applied with standard injection equipment and applicators only need minimal personal protective equipment (PPE). Treatments with ZEQUANOX® can occur during the working day and can be completed within hours without disrupting normal operations. The product is non-corrosive to the equipment and does not require detoxification prior to the discharge of water.
Effective control without the cost of equipment acquisition and maintenance
Unlike mechanical solutions, ZEQUANOX® can be used quickly and without making a significant capital investment or the completion of a complicated installation; Nor does it require continuous maintenance of equipment to ensure its effectiveness. It is applied directly to the water system just like other water treatment products, ZEQUANOX® offers the added advantage of being able to reach and treat even the smallest of the cracks where mussels can colonize.
Mussels easily consume the product, minimizing treatment times
ZEQUANOX® is composed of dead cells of a naturally occurring microbe (Pseudomonas fluorescens), which are perceived as a non-threatening food source. Zebra and quagga mussels easily consume the product along with their normal phytoplankton diet (See video). Once ingested, ZEQUANOX® deteriorates the digestive lining of the mussel, causing death. This mechanism contrasts with biocides such as chlorine, which is detected by mussels as a threat, which quickly close their valves to protect against the chemical.
Extensive toxicological studies have been carried out with ZEQUANOX® in order to guarantee its selectivity with zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissena species). The results of the various treatments and studies have shown that ZEQUANOX® is highly selective towards zebra and quagga mussels and is Safe1 for many aquatic species, including fish, freshwater native plants, algae, crustaceans and insects, as well as Mallard. In addition, the US EPA Describes the active ingredient in ZEQUANOX® as follows, "Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A (ZEQUANOX®) has low toxicity and presents little risk to non-target organisms" [USA. EPA Biopesticide Action Registration Document (BRAD) of July 29, 2011].
ULTRASONIC WATER TREATMENT
Anti-algae ecological long-lasting
Boat Protect hydrophobic treatment for protection of boat hulls.
BOAT PROTECT hydrophobic treatment for all types of helmets, gelcoats, and also to all metal parts of the boat, plastic, aluminum and chrome surfaces, carbon elements ...
Great safety products for boats based on nanotechnology and allowing a very good slip, long-term brightness and high quality. The treatment protects against the aggressions of the environment, the UV rays and the salt of the sea. Dirt, salt, bird droppings, seaweed, shells, sand, etc.
Unlike some non-organic antifouling, which contain high concentrations of marine life toxic chemicals (biocides), BOAT PROTECT is 100% inert and environmentally friendly. It is extremely resistant to abrasion and sea salt (including submerged parts), which gives it a longer life than anti-fouling products (which lose their activity rapidly due to natural erosion, and which must be renewed periodically).
Action Duration: 2 to 5 years.
Ideal for: all types of boats.
KEELCRAB. The Robot
Keelcrab Vela-ONE is an underwater robot made to carry out robotic cleaning and inspection helmet. Designed primarily for the cleaning of helmets of sailboats (of any size) and yachts and yachts maxis, with special emphasis on the aesthetic waterline and brushing parts, the robot is characterized by a plastic exoskeleton with Neutral hydrostatic adjustment; The suction force is generated by a propeller or turbine (propeller) driven centrally by an electric motor, which performs the double function of sealing in the adhesion of the robot to the hull and elimination of the algae formed in the illustrations alive. The movement takes place in wheel brushes driven by tracks that allow easy maneuverability in all directions. For the removal efficiency of the vegetation they were applied with brushes nylon central bristles, steel or diameter long and variable scotchbrite. The high-resolution IP68 underwater camera allows KeelCrab Vela-ONE to maneuver through a cable remote control with 7-inch screen video sequence display with high resolution. Its certified brushes do not remove anti-fouling paints, but rather, it extends its effect over time. Numerous tests have shown that constant removal of the first layer of vegetation (3 mm) due to a drastic extension of the duration in dell'antivegetative efficiency; This results in the inability of the formation of "dog teeth" (burnacles) in the medium term. The robot is also provided with a bag (optional on request) for the recovery of waste, algae or vegetation, as a result of the cleaning operation.
Possibility of integration with the main onboard systems; KeelCrab Sail-ONE: exclusive optional.
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