nutriBarrier

nutriBarrier aims to cut off eutrophication at its source, as advised by experts. This not only works to solve the problem of algae growth, but also increases the efficiency of water and fertiliser. As both of these are becoming ever more scarce in this changing global climate, experts suggest this could revolutionise the agricultural industry.

About the Project:

Blue-green algae blooms are a global issue that affects waterways of all sizes, with detrimental effects on aquatic ecosystems, terrestrial wildlife, and human settlement alike. As the algae – more formally known as cyanobacteria – grows and consumes oxygen through respiration, oxygen levels in the water drop to dangerous levels. Once conditions become unsuitable for algae growth, the dead algae becomes a food source for bacteria that depletes oxygen from both the water and the air, creating dead zones where no flora or fauna can survive.

nutriBarrier aims to cut off eutrophication at its source, as advised by experts. This not only works to solve the problem of algae growth, but also increases the efficiency of water and fertiliser. As both of these are becoming ever more scarce in this changing global climate, experts suggest this could revolutionise the agricultural industry.

nutriBarrier was a finalist in the 2021 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Project Details:

July 2020

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