Rose Chia at the T1 pond during one of her site walks
Intrigued by AGE’s bio solutions, Rose first embarked on a trial using the company’s microbial-based product at one of the ponds at Changi Airport’s own nursery several years ago. The microbial-based product, which contained a blend of enzymes and micro-organisms, is designed to break down algae organically when poured into the pond. At the end of the trial, a water quality test confirmed that the microbes had reduced the amount of algae in the pond.
A few years later, observing the challenge in maintaining the ponds at T1's Piazza Garden, Rose decided to revisit the bio solution offered by AGE, to see if works better at this location. During the month-long trial, the company’s technical experts analysed the pond habitat and gradually adjusted the type of microbes used to ensure the solution’s suitability to limit algae growth in the pond. The trial results demonstrated that the product proved effective in limiting algae growth, and was safe for humans, fish and aquatic plants. Strength lies in company’s ability to customise each blend of microbes to resolve the problem.
Rose shared, “We are pleased to observe that the bio solution provided by AGE has helped to reduce algae growth in our pond. Hopefully, once this solution is implemented, we can reduce the manual scrubbing efforts from the current once a week, down to twice a month, and ultimately, to just once a month. Improving the effectiveness of our ponds’ cleaning regime not only improves productivity, it also reduces the down time that passengers’ have to enjoy the tranquil surroundings at T1 Central Piazza.”