Promoting Diatom Algae for Sewage Treatment, prevention of nutrient pollution and sequestration of Carbon in Oceans.
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Nualgi is a product invented specifically to grow Diatom Algae in all types and volumes of water, even in Oceans.
In nature about 46% of photosynthesis takes place in water. Diatom Algae are responsible for about 50% of the photosynthesis in waterways, including oceans. Diatoms are the best food for fish and whales. Therefore when Diatoms are grown fish in lakes and oceans can be restored, this will help feed the growing population. Some Diatoms die and fall to the ocean bed, these sequester huge amounts of carbon. Gross photosynthesis on Earth in terms of Carbon consumption is about 105 Billion Tons per year. Diatom production is about 23 Billion Tons per year. Agriculture is about 8 Billion Tons per year. Anthropogenic Carbon emissions are about 10 Billion Tons per year in terms of Carbon. Therefore a 45% increase in Diatom production would be adequate to consume all anthropogenic carbon emissions. This would help grow huge amounts of fish and whales in the oceans and would also solve the problem of Dead Zones / Hypoxia in oceans, Ocean Acidification, Coral bleaching, etc. Agriculture is now estimated at 8 Billion Tons of Carbon consumption per year, when population is about 7 Billion. 100 years ago population was just 2 Billion and there has been a 350% increase in population and food production i.e., agriculture. Therefore a 45% increase in Diatom production in Oceans is quite easily achievable. Nualgi was invented in 2004 and has been in commercial use since 2005, in aquaculture ponds, lakes, etc., i.e., on a small scale and we need to scale up use to large lakes, rivers and oceans.