BMQ – Bio-Mediation Quotient

This is the term we use to describe the total surface area of a BioHaven, taking into account the strands of matrix per square inch, most of which is hidden from view, as well as the surface area provided by BioMix, and plant roots. This surface area is available for microbes to colonise, and thus reduce nutrients from the water, hence the concept of Bio-Mediation. The BMQ of floating islands is 24 square feet for each volume of matrix that has a top surface of 1 square foot and a thickness of 1 inch. A 250 square foot BioHaven translates to over 40,000 square feet of surface area, or an acre of “concentrated” wetland surface area. This is distinct from “treatment capacity”, which is the term we use for describing the size of island needed to treat a given concentration of nutrients in the water. We have several important studies underway to establish treatment capacity data for BioHavens.

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