The Bubble Tubing® Air Diffuser - Efficiency in the Service of Effluent Treatment

Treatment of Effluents

The challenges are important for industries wanting to comply with changes in increasingly restrictive standards in the field of wastewater, effluents and other types of leachate.

Rising energy costs, carbon footprint and environmental impact are all factors that guide managers towards profitable choices in the long run. Some studies show that 30 to 70% of the total energy cost of a wastewater treatment plant would be related to aeration. With Bubble Tubing®, you will be able to improve the energy and biological efficiency of your system and you will also achieve operating savings (OPEX) and this with a very low initial purchase cost (CAPEX).

What is the Best Solution in Aerating Liquids?

A reliable and economical solution for more than 20 years, Bubble Tubing® is designed to aerate various applications such as lakes, ponds, frac ponds, reservoirs, aeration lagoons, wastewater treatment plants, water tanks. drinking water, leachate ponds, fish farms, aquaculture, rainwater retention ponds, irrigation canals, industrial pits, moats, underground reservoirs, sewers, pipes, lagoons, reserves, dams, dykes and all other water bodies.

Bubble Tubing® meets regulatory requirements for different types of aeration. This type of project involves the use of diffusers, compressors and proven engineering techniques.

The treatment of leachate by aeration using Bubble Tubing® microbubbles is the most efficient and durable damping solution on the market today.This solution is also the safest for managers, since the mechanized equipment and the electricity to control it are on the banks, while the air diffuser is located in the water to become sanitized. The installation and maintenance of the pipe is easily achievable from the banks.

How Does Bubble Tubing Work?

The Bubble Tubing® system is of the fine bubble type. The diffusers available are either non-ballasted or with the ballast included, depending to the applications. 

Systems with ballast are of sufficient weight to hold them to the bottom of a body of water when filled with air, without necessarily burying or mixing the sediment. The addition of weight is necessary for installations in places with water currents only.

It is important to know that the greatest need for aeration is located directly above the sediment accumulated at the bottom of water bodies. It is also important not to stir or resuspend them. The Bubble tubing® does precisely this. The bubbles emitted at this level ensure a substantial and efficient transfer of oxygen to the water. These bubbles also do another mechanical job of circulating and mixing liquids by bringing the often anoxic bottom water to the surface. Once on the surface, these bubbles which break the surface of the water tension allow a gas exchange between the atmosphere, releasing nitrogen and ammonia from the water and allowing for an additional injection of oxygen from the atmosphere into the mixed water. As the pipe is linear, this distribution effect increases its efficiency when compared to a concentrated diffuser, such as a disc.

The presence of water, well mixed and rich in oxygen, thanks to Bubble Tubing®, combined with the presence of bacteria producing beneficial enzymes promote the decomposition of waste and dissolved organic pollutants. The Bubble Tubing® diffuser thus limits the creation of organic matter deposits while promoting nitrification and is a judicious tool for improving water quality. 

Our Linear Aeration Diffuser Tube is resistant to clogging, most chemicals, salinity and temperature fluctuations. It even meets food industry standards. It has low installation, maintenance and power consumption costs. Our Bubble Tubing® is used both as an aeration system in large bodies of water and as an oxygenation process in the effluent lagoons of various industries around the world.

The legendary American efficiency certification firm ‘Gerald Shell Environment Engineering’ (GSEE inc.) validated the different types of diffusers designed by Bubble Tubing® in 2011 and 2017. After evaluating its exceptional oxygen transfer capacities, they concluded: “Overall, the results obtained for Bubble tubing® are excellent and offer some of the highest oxygen transfers that GSEE has observed.»

Bubble Tubing® is also available in an NSF certified version by the National Sanitation Fund (NSF International), an independent organization that develops public health standards that help protect food, water and consumer products for the whole world.

Bubble Tubing® is a Canadian and International leader in the aeration industry, thanks to its Bubble Tubing® diffuser whose oxygen transfer rate is clearly above average and has an impressive ease of installation.

Applications of the Bubble Tubing® Aerator:

  • Aeration in fresh, salt or brackish water;
  • Wastewater aeration lagoons;
  • Wastewater treatment plants;
  • Leachate ponds;
  • Natural ponds;
  • Irrigation ponds;
  • Lakes;
  • Aquaculture ponds;
  • Rainwater retention basins;
  • Canals and any other type of body of water.

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