Improving our Environment One Product at a Time: BioHaven® Floating Islands

April 17, 2017

After installation, our BioHaven® Floating Islands immediately begin working to simulate nature and provide a habitat.

But, with our environmental technology, there is more than what meets the eye. While our BioHaven® Floating Islands are beautiful to look at, it’s what’s happening beneath the surface that sets us apart.

These Floating Islands are intentionally manufactured to be eco-friendly and they comprise four components:

  1. Matrix
  2. Foam for Buoyancy
  3. Vegetation
  4. Planting Medium

These four elements combine to create a dynamic and intricate process.

As the aquatic vegetation grows hydroponically, plant roots permeate the matrix area and beyond, growing into the water column. Through a process called Phytoremediation, the rooted plants eliminate and consume unwanted nutrients from the water as a food source.

The surface area of the Floating Islands is ideal for Biofilm growth, which is a sticky mixture of bacteria, fungus and algae). Within the biofilm, microbes break down harmful water pollutants such as nitrates and phosphorous, through a process called Bioremediation.

Why Choose BioHaven® Floating Islands?

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Vegetation grows much faster with this environmental technology because the trapped nutrients act as a fertilizer for the aquatic plants and biofilm.

The BioHaven® Floating Islands are excellent for treating nutrient-loaded waters due to the purpose of their design: to filter sediment, pollutants, nutrients and organics. They also provide a perfect surface area for natural, biochemical processes to occur.

At Martin Ecosystems, we use science, patented technology and nature to improve the environment.

If you’re looking to improve your water quality, reduce erosion, create a new habitat or restore a lost one, give us a call at 225-292-6750.