All Wastewater Treatment systems have one thing in common…they need oxygen and LOTS of it. The good news is that there has been a breakthrough in aeration technology resulting in an affordable, highly effective aerator. The name is OxyTurbine® aerator, and it holds the promise of being the most efficient aerator on the market.
The OxyTurbine® Aerator generates an unbelievable barrage of entrained oxygen molecules and then injects them into your treatment stream or lagoon. The unit is quiet, light-weight, and virtually maintenance free. Plus, it can be moved from place to place as needed within your treatment system.
It can be operated with a motor as small as 1 ½ horsepower, yet its performance can match that of a much larger aeration device. No longer do you have to strain your operating budget just to pay the electric bill.
Aerators fall into several different categories as follows:
Floating Surface Aerators
Fixed-in-Place Surface Aerators
Compressed Air Diffusers
The OxyTurbine® Aerator is a hybrid aerator in that it can float on the surface or else be attached to a wall. Regardless of how it is installed, it always releases air beneath the surface of the water. Using a rotating disc that operates on the principle of precession, it discharges a plume of oxygenated water in both a downward and a 360-degree lateral direction.
Compared to other subsurface aerators, the Aerator produces very little surface frothing. The reason is that the particle size of the entrained air is sufficiently small that a greater percentage of the air (oxygen) is held in suspension beneath the surface. The suspension of such small particle sizes of oxygen is critical to the efficiency of any treatment system because it permits a more rapid explosion in the subsurface growth if aerobic microbes. In a clear water demonstration, it appears that a white cloud is forming beneath the water. This visual image is a testimony to the high percentage of small oxygen bubbles being created and held in suspension.
The OxyTurbine® Aerator is a self-aspirating aerator. This means that it draws air by suction from the atmosphere. It does not need high-dollar canister oxygen or a compressed air system to generate and inject oxygen into the body of water. Also, due to its design, it is virtually impossible for the turbine to clog.
The OxyTurbine® Aerator can be installed in many different locations within a treatment system.
For example, it can be placed in the last basin of a stabilization system for final treatment before the wastewater is discharged into the environment. In the alternative, it can be put in the first basin to jump-start the aeration process.
A sufficient number of OxyTurbine® Aerators can help aerobes attack and dissolve the solids that have dropped to the bottom of the first basin. Such action can prolong or hopefully eliminate the need for dredging the pond.
The OxyTurbine® Aerator also works well in systems where sewage is treated close to where it is created. An example would be an onsite package plant. Other examples include large septic tanks and biofilters.
The Aerator model is particularly cost effective for tertiary treatment systems where water is to be discharged into environmentally sensitive eco-systems. Such treated water is sometimes disinfected chemically before releases into a stream or a groundwater recharge zone for agriculture purposes.
Due to its unique design, the OxyTurbine® Aerator can be fitted with a special intake port that is activated by the naturally occurring vacuum. Connected to this port can be a time-release container of whatever chemical or additive is needed. The additive will be picked up by the vacuum and discharged into the body of water along with the atmospheric air.
Each Aerator configuration is operated by a low horsepower electric motor. The power requirements of the motor can be sized to meet the electrical requirements of your treatment system, from 220 volts and up.
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