A biological effluent pond treatment
Many ponds function poorly due to overloading. They are anaerobic, odourous, with lots of sludge and crust, and cannot cope with incoming effluent.
IMPACT converts the pond into an aerobic state, dominated by aerobic bacteria.
These bacteria digest effluent many times faster than anaerobic bacteria.
Solids and odour are substantially reduced, and once digested, plant available nitrogen in the effluent can be significantly increased.
Activation dose: One off shock dose that enables the bacteria to quickly take over the pond and begin digesting sludge and crust.
Maintenance dose: An optimal monthly dose designed to keep the pond active by replenishing the bacteria which degrade and change naturally over time.
PHASE 1: Activation dose applied. Pond becomes active and bacteria start to digest the sludge and crust.
PHASE 2: Bacteria start to digest more sludge, and this rises to the surface, initially increasingcrusting may actually increase as the sludge them to rise to the surface. The time this takes depends on the amount of solids already in the pond.
PHASE 3: Eventually the existing waste will be digested, and the pond should stabilize. A small amount of sludge may remain, and some surface scum may appear from time to time.
How to use Impact
For Treating Ponds:
The preferred setup is a 2 pond system with a large main pond flowing to a secondary pond where the effluent is pumped out. This allows the main pond to have a reasonable retention time as the bacteria need time and space to establish themselves properly for optimum solids digestion. Suitability will be determined on a case by case basis. Depending on the situation more product may be required to properly digest the incoming effluent.
POND VOLUME: About 1m3 or more of pond volume per cow is suitable in most cases. Smaller ponds may not be able to cope as they will not have the liquid volume to sustain a large enough colony of bacteria.
The pond flow through rate may also be too high which does not allow the bacteria to become properly established.
PUMP OUTS: Regular emptying of more than a third of the pond will not allow the bacteria to become properly established. It is recommended that you pump the pond out little and often rather than pumping out large amounts. If it has to be fully pumped out make sure to do it before applying more product to avoid wastage. Depending on effluent inflow another activation dose may be required.
FEED PAD: If feed pad waste ends up in the pond it’s possible the bacteria will struggle with the extra solids. A larger maintenance dose may be required.
In Sumps for Direct Spraying: IMPACT can also be added to an effluent sump, then sprayed directly onto pasture. This will greatly improve effluent nutrient uptake by the pasture, giving you more value from your effluent. As systems vary greatly, please contact us for details and recommendations.
IMPACT is designed to be safe and easy to use.
It is biodegradable and only monthly dosing is required.
You will automatically be sent your pre-determined dose on a monthly basis. As soon as you receive the product pour all of it directly into the pond or onto the floor with the washdown water. If the pond has a crust make sure that the product gets underneath it.
What Is Impact Made Of?
IMPACT is a liquid made up of organic compounds with many carefully chosen bacterial and fungal species, complete with macro and micro nutrients and trace elements that contribute to the vigor and digestive power of this product. Ingredients are naturally occurring in our environment. IMPACT is non-toxic & non-hazardous and is not harmful if accidentally ingested by humans and animals. However, we do not recommend this.
IMPORTANT: IMPACT has a short shelf life. Use as soon as it is received. Keep out of direct sunlight.
If these precautions are not followed damage may occur to the product, lowering its effectiveness.
CHANGES TO YOUR EFFLUENT PROCESS MAY DISRUPT THE POND BALANCE. DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL US IF ANY PROCESS CHANGES ARE MADE OR CHANGES IN THE POND ARE NOTICED.