Industrial Aeration

Industrial aeration systems for wastewater aeration treatmentIndustrial Aeration Systems for Wastewater Treatment and other Municipal and Industrial Applications

Industrial Aeration for Wastewater aeration is the process of introducing air into wastewater to enable aerobic bio-degradation of pollutant components. In the majority of biological wastewater treatment systems, it is a crucial component. The biological treatment uses naturally occurring microbes in wastewater to decompose toxins, as opposed to chemical treatment, which uses chemicals to react and stabilise contaminants in the wastewater stream.

Aeration is a common component of the overall process used by most municipal and industrial water treatment facilities to clean the water and get rid of impurities. Aeration is a straightforward tool that accelerates the natural processes involved in maintaining a balanced, healthy ecosystem. Waterways that are clogged with sludge, lakes and rivers that are overgrown with algae, and filthy oceans are signs that the equilibrium is out of whack. Waterways that are contaminated can cause illness or even death in any species that are related to the water source, including people, in very serious cases of failed water treatment.

One of the most popular forms of aeration for wastewater treatment is diffused aeration or Micro-Bubble Aeration. Another popular method is surface aeration.

Diffused or Micro-Bubble Aeration

The benefits of using micro-bubble or diffused aeration in industrial aeration applications in the wastewater industry include:

  • Systems are completely customisable.
  • Complete mixing of the water column, eliminating thermal stratification.
  • Lower running costs than surface aeration.
  • Suitable for deep water applications.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Environmentally friendly.
  • Extremely reliable.

Surface Aeration

The benefits of using surface industrial aeration include:

  • Range of sizes available.
  • Easy installation
  • Aesthetically pleasing.
  • High LPM pumping rates.
  • Option LED lighting available.


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