Coptrol - Complete Information
It is a new generation algicide researched by Ruth Consolidated Industries (Aust.) Pty Ltd. Coptrol is a water-soluble chelated copper compound in which the copper is held so tightly it cannot be "stolen" by contact with other substances. It uses special organic chelating agents resulting in a uniquely effective algicidal action. It offers a new approach in the control of free-floating and filamentous algae in aquatic environments.
Where can it be used?
Coptrol algaecide is specifically designed for use in rural industry and for potable supplies. It works in all kinds of water, hard or soft, salt or fresh, turbid or clear. It will clear up existing algae and prevent future growth, keeping water clear and bright.
Is there a withholding period?
No a withholding period is not required when used as directed.
Why is it a better choice than copper sulphate?
Because it overcomes the environmental problems posed by copper sulphate products. The chelated copper used in Coptrol, as a “natural” compound, is lower in toxicity to fish than Copper Sulphate; and is still highly effective at controlling algae.
What are the Environmental and Ecological Effects of Coptrol?
Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet for more information on environmental safety. The MSDS states in part. "Given the algae specific nature of COPTROL and the standard NH&MRC recommendation with which it conforms the possible hazard is negligible''.
Coptrol is efficient and effective and an environmental safer option than bluestone.
Is it affected by hard water?
Use of Coptrol in aquatic environments is a more efficient and effective means of control over algae than copper sulphate.
View the Coptrol label detailing directions for use & appropriate application rates for different situations.
Coptrol targets algae.
It is approved for use for in potable water.
It will not harm plants click here for more information
It is approved for use in human drinking water.
It will not corrode metal surfaces such as water tanks, irrigation equipment, valves and pumps.
It will not harm ornamental plants growing in dams, ponds or golf courses or in public areas.
It will not build up in the soil.
It is not corrosive to aircraft and aircraft equipment.
It will not harm rice.
It works in all kinds of water, hard or soft, salt or fresh, turbid or clear.
It will clear up algae and prevent future growth, keeping water clear and bright.
What are Algae?
Algae are a diverse group of simple, plant like organisms. The algae in freshwater do not generally present problems. Indeed, algae are the most important photosynthesising organisms on Earth. They capture more of the sun's energy and produce more oxygen than all plants combined.
What problems do algae cause?
Excessive growth of algae can reduce the aesthetic and recreational value of a water body, can trap litter and sediment, and reduce the holding capacity of a dam and cause smells and scum when decaying. Algal blooms may deplete oxygen concentrations in water which can smother fish, other animals and plant life, Floating algal masses can smother rice crops and prevent young plants from emerging, They block pipes, siphon tubes, irrigation channels and pumps severely impeding water flow.
Certain blue-green algal blooms are toxic and cause a rash known as swimmer's itch, while powerful neuromuscular toxins released by other cyanobacteria can kill fish living in the water or the animals that drink the water. In certain conditions, cyanobacteria may form dense blooms, which may produce toxins that make seafood poisonous to humans.
Even if the cyanobacteria do not produce toxins, blooms can cause water to have an unpleasant taste and odour.
For more information on algae see www.algae.info website.
Coptrol is manufactured in Australia, where testing and development is a continuous process.
View the Coptrol material safety data sheet.
If I use too much Coptrol will it be wasted?
No. Higher rates are generally beneficial because there is NO WASTAGE of Coptrol. It remains active in the water until algae actually use it up thereby inhibiting further build up of algae.
Is it easy to apply Coptrol?
Yes. Coptrol is a viscous liquid which quickly dissolves in water.
For best results apply Coptrol solution on a calm, sunlit, wind free day when the algae first appears. No adverse health effects are expected if product is handled according to label directions and safety data sheet. Mix the required amount of Coptrol in a volume of water which will achieve an even spray over the surface of the area to be treated.
We have specific application rates for a wide range of conditions.These can be accessed by clicking “specific application rates” below.
Coptrol specific application rates.
Coptrol is packed in 1, 20, 200, 1000 L plastic containers; see the full Coptrol packaging information.
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