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Whitepaper elaborates on safe recirculation of irrigation water

Whitepaper elaborates on safe recirculation of irrigation water
Cost-effective and safe water reuse empowers growers to achieve more with less

Global water scarcity presents a significant challenge for the horticulture industry. Balancing efficient water use with optimal crop production requires innovative solutions. On-site green oxidation can address these challenges by enabling cost-effective, safe and sustainable water reuse in greenhouse operations.

 

Balancing water use with healthy crops

Recirculating irrigation water offers a method for water conservation, but it can harbor pathogens that threaten crops that quickly spread to the whole operation through recirculated water. Traditional disinfection methods often leave harmful residues, impacting crop and substrate health.

 

A safe and sustainable solution

On-site green oxidant generation offers a safe and sustainable solution. GOgen™ systems generate such a green oxidant, Peroxide UltraPure™, an ultra-pure form of hydrogen peroxide, to effectively eliminate waterborne pathogens and enhance plant health.

 

Protecting plants against pathogens

GOgen™ effectively eliminates waterborne pathogens in recirculated water, fostering a healthier growing environment by protecting plants from a variety of harmful diseases.

The system also maintains clean water, free from algae, biofilm, and organic matter. This, combined with a boost in oxygen levels, promotes healthier root development and improves disease resistance in plants. Importantly, GOgen™ achieves this without introducing harmful residues like salts or heavy metals.

Thirdly, GOgen™ translates to operational efficiency and reduced costs. A lower organic load in the water means less biofilm buildup, resulting in less frequent maintenance needs for irrigation systems. Additionally, on-site generation of hydrogen peroxide eliminates the need for transporting and storing hazardous chemicals, streamlining operations and reducing costs.

 

Healthy crops, healthy environment

Improved water quality and reduced disease pressure, facilitated by GOgen™, contribute to a healthier root zone for plants. This translates to improved crop performance and potentially increased yields, all while promoting sustainable water management practices.

Finally, GOgen™ ensures a safe environment for both growers and the surrounding ecosystem. Peroxide UltraPure™, the core element of GOgen™ systems, breaks down into oxygen and water, leaving no harmful byproducts behind. Additionally, GOgen™ requires minimal user intervention and seamlessly integrates with existing irrigation systems. The system’s chemical-free operation fosters a safer work environment for growers.

 

Real-world benefits

The effectiveness of GOgen™ systems is evident in the positive results achieved by growers across various sectors. For example, Peace Tree Farm, an organic nursery in PA, USA, witnessed a dramatic reduction in Pythium incidence from 20% to 1% alongside improved root zone health. Tomates Lis, an advanced tomato greenhouse in Spain, gained peace of mind with clean irrigation water free of harmful pathogens like ToBRFV. Vertical farms have also benefited from GOgen™, experiencing increased dissolved oxygen levels and enhanced disease protection for their crops. These real-world examples showcase the potential of GOgen™ to contribute to a more sustainable future in agriculture.

GOgen™ empowers responsible water management in the horticulture industry.  Download the whitepaper in the HPNow knowledge center to learn more about how GOgen™ systems can contribute to a more sustainable future for your agriculture operation.

 

About HPNow

HPNow is a technology and market leader in on-site green oxidation through its range of safe, sustainable, on-site hydrogen peroxide generation solutions. HPNow’s solutions address growing global challenges in clean water and sanitation through autonomous, safe and sustainable green-oxidation solutions. Headquartered in Copenhagen, and with representation across Europe, the Americas and Asia, HPNow addresses their clients’ water treatment needs in market segments ranging from agriculture and aquaculture, to industrial and drinking water treatment.

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