Aeration technology is not new. In fact, efforts to increase oxygen levels in water bodies can be traced back over 100 years. Over this long history of experimentation and implementation of various methods of aeration, there have been many more failures than successes. While relatively simple in concept, proper aeration of large open-water systems has proven quite difficult in practice.
CLEAN-FLO International has met the challenge of delivering consistent results through aeration system implementation by adhering to the following key principles:
CLEAN-FLO’s Approach to Water Body Restoration
1 hour after the aeration system was turned on in a pond that was fully covered with ice
CLEAN-FLO Inversion Oxygenation System
Based on our on-going testing, CLEAN-FLO’s Inversion Oxygenation Systems achieve the highest oxygen-transfer per horsepower-hour in the industry. In other words, our designs are very efficient at lifting water from the bottom and creating complete laminar flow at the surface where the water is highly oxygenated before returning to the bottom. Our Inversion Oxygenation Systems achieve virtual uniformity in temperature and oxygen content from surface to bottom in the treatment area. Usually within 2 weeks or less after installation and start-up.
Comparison of CLEAN-FLO Diffusers to Membrane Diffusers
Example Comparison of the Superiority of CLEAN-FLO Ceramic
Upper Midwest Lake – Surface Area: 163 acres
As part of an open, competitive bid process, CLEAN-FLO submitted a design proposal along with one of the leading suppliers of systems using membrane diffuser technology. The following table provides a summary of the two competing designs.
|CLEAN-FLO System||Competitor System|
|Number of Diffusers||20 12” Ceramic Diffusers||32 Air Stations each with 5 9” membrane diffusers for a total of 160 diffuser heads|
|Energy Requirements||3600 kwh/month||4900 kwh/month|
|Lake Turnover Rate||.5 times per day||
.5 times per day
The CLEAN-FLO System will achieve the same turnover rate with 140 fewer diffuser heads on the lake-bottom and 26% less electricity. Clearly, the CLEAN-FLO Ceramic Diffusers can move substantially more water with less energy, delivering superior oxygen transfer and requiring MANY fewer components on the lake-bottom significantly reducing potential system failure points.
Comparison of CLEAN-FLO Diffusers to Perforated Airline Diffusers
Perforated airline diffuser systems cannot match CLEAN-FLO Ceramic Diffusers in terms of airflow per surface area resulting in lower oxygen transfer rates. In addition, perforated airline diffuser systems are prone to clogging often requiring hydrochloric acid injection or manually punching holes in the clogged holes which increases cost and maintenance.
Whether you have a small backyard pond or a multi-thousand-acre reservoir, you want the best bang for your buck. CLEAN-FLO delivers cost-effective solutions with greater operating efficiency than other aeration providers. We do not pull something off the shelf to try to satisfy the requirements. We work with you before and after the sale to provide not only the solution to your problems but results that meet your goals. We look forward to working with you.