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Nanobubble Aeration

Long-lasting oxygenation and ozone infusion

Nanobubble Aeration Technology, SOLitude Lake Management

Each year, the news is filled with headlines warning of invasive species, harmful algal blooms, and deadly cyanotoxins plaguing our lakes, ponds, and waterways. As urban development, pollution and natural habitat loss continue to rise, our aquatic ecosystems suffer from nutrient loading and poor water quality as a result. Thankfully, new industry-changing innovations, like nanobubble technology, are becoming available to help combat these unprecedented obstacles. SOLitude’s team of environmental scientists, ecologists and aquatic biologists is at the forefront of this research, working diligently with manufacturers and regulatory agencies to test and refine these exciting new tools to restore the health and balance of our local aquatic ecosystems.

nanobubbles applications, before and after, SOLitude Lake ManagementNanobubble aeration is a new technology designed to exceed the oxygenation capabilities of traditional aeration systems. Nanobubbles produced by submersed generators are ultra-fine and nearly invisible to the eye; in fact, at less than 1 micrometer, they are about 400 times smaller in diameter than human hair and 1 million times smaller than ordinary bubbles. As a result of their size, nanobubbles have no natural buoyancy. Rather than improving water quality like traditional aeration systems, which use rising larger bubbles to induce circulation and transfer of atmospheric oxygen throughout the water column, nanobubbles remain within the water column for extended periods of time, providing unparalleled direct oxygenation of the water and the typically anoxic sediment water interface at the bottom.

Another interesting characteristic of nanobubbles is that they are negatively charged and, therefore, are attracted to positively charged organic matter in the water column. When they connect with positively charged metals and pollutants, nanobubbles render them inactive to keep them from causing undesirable water quality conditions. While nanobubbles are traditionally infused with oxygen from the atmosphere, they can also be infused with concentrated oxygen or ozone from small onshore generators that can easily be added to the system where faster or more immediate results are needed. 

Immediate benefits of nanobubble aeration

  • Saturates water with up to 79,000x more oxygen than traditional aeration
  • Can remain within the water column for 2-3 months
  • Sustains the rapid growth of beneficial bacteria and desirable microbes
  • Prevents accumulation of anaerobic bottom muck and sediments 
  • Helps reduce the impact of nutrients responsible for fueling weeds and algae
  • Provides cyanotoxin control as demonstrated in laboratory settings

Nanobubble aeration is an exciting solution poised to transform the entire freshwater management industry. As the technology continues to develop, as with other similar cutting-edge advances, SOLitude will build upon our industry leading knowledge, research and experience to lead the advancement of water quality management. Contact your local SOLitude professional to learn more about how this new nanobubbles technology can help revitalize your lake, pond or waterway.  

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