Enzyme treatment for lakes is one of the most effective ways to prevent algae blooms and other problems associated with the lake’s water. These blooms are accompanied by high levels of protein in the water, which is closely related to the increased activity of the enzyme. Enzyme treatment can be expensive, but enzymes in a lake may not be sufficiently active.
Pros of enzyme treatment for lakes
Enzyme therapy can help restore the balance of your lake or pond. These solutions restore essential bacterial enzymes and neutralize harmful chemical effects. Enzyme treatment is immediate and noticeable. The enzymes will help your lake smell fresh and clean.
In an ideal world, effective enzyme products would contain thousands of types of enzymes. In addition to being helpful for the digestion of organic matter, they may also work well with augmented microbial populations. To increase the effectiveness of enzyme treatments for lakes and ponds, the environment of the lake or pond must be friendly to bacteria. This is because bacteria need to meet seven requirements to be effective. Once these conditions are met, enzymes can work more effectively in your water.
Cost of enzyme treatment for lakes
A biological digester containing trillions of beneficial bacterial strains is an effective way to break down organic matter in lakes. These bacteria consume excess nutrients and reduce sediment thickness, reducing algae growth. This treatment is comparatively cheap and can work in various water bodies. But if you are concerned about its cost, you should consider other factors before purchasing it.
The Cape Cod lake treatments initially involved tests for Fe-P and total P. The latter was rarely detected. As this was the dominant form of mobile P, the Aldose was determined at a minimum of 10 times the Fe-P concentration. While the threshold for Al-P formation is traditionally 10 cm, we believe the active zone of interaction is significantly higher. Therefore, initially, we set the Aldose at ten times Fe-P concentration, as that was the traditional threshold.
Low activity of enzymes in lakes
High tom concentrations in lakes are associated with elevated extracellular enzyme activity. Such activity benefits microbial communities because it provides a source of C and nutrients but also has a high metabolic cost. Enzymes are relatively expensive to produce, so the high concentrations of HMW OM in lakes may negatively impact microbial growth. Thus, if high HMW OM levels cause high t-OM concentrations, the enzyme activity in lakes is likely to be reduced.
Researchers first characterized the phosphomonoesterases in two small, northern Swedish lakes to investigate the effect of low enzyme activity in lakes. They found two fractions containing the enzymes, one free and one associated with seston. Both particles strongly correlated with the amount of zooplankton and algal biomass. Interestingly, phosphate was a highly effective inhibitor of phosphatase A but did not affect the activity of phosphatase B. Furthermore, both fractions exhibited pH optima between 6.5 and 7.0.
Aminopeptidase activity in lakes is directly related to bacterial biomass and number. The concentration of aminopeptidase in a lake depends on the amount of protein in the water. Lake Chelmzynskie is an example of eutrophication. While this lake lacks a high concentration of aminopeptidase, the movement of other enzymes in the water column and bed sediments is significantly higher.