Aeration

Aeration systems, industrial to private applications

Water aeration is our specialty.  It has been the foundation of our business for over the past decade. We know how to meet aeration goals with high quality pond bubblers, aerators, circulators, diffusers, compressors and tubing using proven techniques that save time while reducing operating costs. 

As an authorized repair and service center for Kasco Marine we are able to offer you the Robust-Aire ponds and lakes systems.  We have our very own CanadianAir™ Aeration Systems that are custom made bottom aerators built from the highest components.  For our clients in remote locations who may not have access to electricity, we also carry solar systems. Feel free to contact us for expert advice!

Table of content

1. CanadianAir™ Aeration Systems with Bubble Tubing®
2. Plug and Play Systems:
   – Kasco Marine Robust-Aire
   – SEIKA Ecorator High Performance Air Diffuser
   – Kasco Marine High Oxygen Surface Aerators and Circulators
   – Solar Aerators
3. TIBEAN Hypolimnetic Deep Water Aerators

Before Aeration with Bubble Tubing®, Pushkar Lake, India

Benefits of Aeration

As shown in Agriculture Canada’s video animation, dugout aeration improves water quality.

Canadianpond.ca has the aeration solutions for a significant and broad customer base. The basins, ponds and lakes that receive aeration are equally diverse, as are the goals and results. The same aeration technology can solve an impressive array of water quality problems from targeting specific organics, reduction of odours, mixing and de-gassing to name a few.

The “PRIME-VERT” grant is currently available for fruit and vegetable producers in Quebec who want to buy an aeration system for their irrigation pond to decontaminate it by lowering the level of e-coli and coliform types of bacteria.

 

Wastewater Treatment: Municipal sewage, abattoirs, industrial composting and other industrial wastewater treatment plants turn to aeration and microbial action for nutrient removal.  Our products provide biological nutrient removal, liquid mixing, increased oxygen and oxidation, reduction of noxious odours associated with Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) and sludge management.OctoAir™ Industrial diffuser for waste water aeration

Oil, Gas and Mineral Extraction Industries: Aeration is used for de-gassing, cooling systems, mineral recovery, oxidation, deicing for water pumping, dewatering, reclaiming and reusing produced water from oil and gas production, end pit lakes and tailings ponds created from petroleum extraction.

Agriculture, Food Industry and Aquaculture: Odour reduction in waste, improved waste water treatment, improving water quality for animal consumption, watering, irrigation ponds, deicing, and decontamination of holding tanks and lagoons are several applications for aeration in this sector.

Ponds and Lakes System: Without a pond bubbler, an older or man-made water body can become stratified and depleted of oxygen at the sediment level. During anoxic conditions, nutrients are released into the water column from the sediment. This increases nutrient load and so also, plant and algae growth.  OctoAir™-10 diffuser fine bubble air pattern in lake waterIn winter, these anoxic conditions often result in fish kills as oxygen cannot replenish itself with the atmosphere. Our aeration systems can be tailored to de-stratify the water body.  This will ensure that oxygen is available at the sediment level for aerobic bacteria to decompose organic matter, and reduce available nutrients in the system. Using our aeration system, oxygen is continually available for fish, invertebrates and microbes. This maintains equilibrium in the system. Aeration systems in winter can also act as a deicing system. Deicing systems, prevent ice formation and allow gasses such as H2S to be released and oxygen to be absorbed year round. With proper aeration a phenomenon called bio-dredging may occur. This happens, when the organic sediments are consumed and the organic layer of the sediment is depleted over time leading to increased depths.

Open Channels and Rivers: Following a 2014 study, it was found that a bubble screen can influence flow patterns and bed morphology in open channels and rivers.  This prevents sediment from clogging curves in streams that must be dredged regularly to remain open for the transport of goods.

Goals of Aeration

69 days after aeration with Bubble Tubing®, Lake Pushkar, India

We always start with the goals for aeration. Does your aquaculture business want to reduce operating costs while improving water clarity? Do the regulations require decontamination of holding tanks faster than your system currently performs? Is the drinking reservoir or lake contaminated with Manganese (Mn) leaving otherwise good water unfit for drinking? Or how can operational costs be reduced using bottom aeration instead of surface aerators to treat leachate in basins and retaining ponds? Proper aeration is an ecological and efficient component to address these environmental management issues.

Fine Bubble Aeration Diffusers

The fine bubbles (also called micro bubbles) from aeration systems are critical for achieving results whether oxygenating a wastewater treatment plant, using aeration to control excess nutrients such as Phosphorous (P) or controlling gas such as Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S). Fine bubble aeration can also be used for liquid mixing. Fine bubble aeration with linear Bubble Tubing®Not only do bubbles transfer oxygen, they move and mix, clarify and de-stratify and may decontaminate water by oxidation. The size of the bubble matters greatly for the application where finer bubbles lead to higher oxygen transfer. Canadianpond.ca offers a range of aeration diffusers such as Bubble Tubing® and OctoAir™.  These diffusers perform optimally under different environmental conditions and for various applications. Contact us for inspiration and sound advice. Our proposals respect operating budgets, timelines and desired air transfer results.

Bottom Aerators Versus Surface Aerators

Surface aerators and circulators may be required for some applications, such as fish farming, where de-stratifying the water column is not desired. However, we can provide bottom aeration which only targets the hypolimnion. The importance of choosing bottom versus surface aerators is that the oxygen transfer rate is normally higher. In addition when surface tension is broken by bubbles, oxygen found in the atmosphere can be transferred to exposed water. We can help you decide which system is best for your application.

Our Mission Statement as Leaders in Water Aeration:

  • To be a valuable team member in finding cost effective, energy efficient solutions for a wide array of aeration needs, advising only what is required.
  • To seek innovative and creative solutions for  improving water quality with a CanadianAir™ Aeration System that performs exceptionally well with reduced energy consumption and operational costs.
  • To offer our expertise and assistance with technical performance and efficiency, for new systems and for retrofitting existing systems.
  • To supply top quality component parts with full after sale service, so aeration systems perform optimally over time.
  • To stay ahead of developments in our field and offer advice based on our expertise and experience in real life situations.
  • To continually stay connected to leaders in our field, improving what we do.
  • To deliver more than what is expected.

Our Aeration Video Playlists on YouTube

Aeration Systems Options

1. CanadianAir™ Aeration Systems with Bubble Tubing®

CanadianAir™ Aeration Systems are custom industrial aeration systems.  They are composed of our very efficient Bubble Tubing® linear fine bubble diffuser, on its own or embedded in an OctoAir™-10 industrial grade diffuser, with compressors, cabinets, tubing lengths, and hardware components. All are chosen to specifically match the application.CanadianAir™ Aeration System for aeration

Included in CanadianAir™ Aeration Systems are the following:

  • Powerful, reliable and energy efficient compressor chosen to match the application.
  • Industrial grade linear fine bubble air diffuser system (Bubble Tubing® or OctoAir™-10) chosen to match the application.
  • Airline delivery hose.
  • Necessary hardware including valves, plugs, clamps, etc.
  • Canadian made, ventilated locking cabinet when required.

Every CanadianAir™ Aeration System is custom designed. Pricing is quoted once the compressor type (piston, rotary claw etc.), tubing size (1/2”, ¾”, 1 ¼”), type (weighted, non-weighted), lengths (custom cut, rolls, spools), hardware and cabinet options are discussed.

As aeration specialists we use the best components to design our complete aeration systems. We know the strengths and limitations of the products we sell. We know how to combine parts for optimal performance under vastly different environmental conditions. And every system we sell is tested by us so what you see in a CanadianAir™ Aeration Systems is simply the best on the market, from the industrial grade diffusers to the compressor as well as other components such as tubing, connectors, etc. With our name behind the CanadianAir™ Aeration Systems, you are assured of a quality system that will reach your goals and that is backed by the best after sales service you can find.  We honour all parts and warranties, in addition to being able to do in house repairs.

CanadianAir™ Aeration System Components Customized for Your Project:

Each component of a CanadianAir™ Aeration System must be chosen carefully in order to build an optimal system that matches the application. Our experts can advise on the best options for compressors, airline delivery hose, diffusers, hardware and cabinetry, helping you design the most energy and cost efficient system for the application. We can also advise you on the optimal layout for an aeration project.

  • Configuration of the Water Basin, Holding Tank or Lake Bottom for system diffuser selection

We look at the basin floor, its size, configuration, depth, and any important features or limitations. The basin configuration often determines which diffuser is best suited to the application. And as air diffusers vary in air transfer rate, CFM, design, cost, and maintenance, our expertise can help you decide if Bubble Tubing® or another type of diffuser is warranted.

  • Matching the Compressor to the Application

The compressor is another critical component in the aeration set up.  Our expertise can help you decide the best options possible, whether a Piston Compressor, Rotary Claw or Screw compressor is best and why. Does the operation warrant a new compressor or can the system make do with existing equipment? Canadianpond.ca can help retrofit an existing aeration system of any parts or components including the compressor. We also can help size the compressor when the diffuser changes, ensuring optimal performance results with minimum operational costs. Often commercial systems do not perform as well as they should simply because the compressor is not the correct model for the application. Contact us with your project details, we are here to help.

  • Airline Delivery Hose, Hardware and Cabinetry

Airline delivery hose, known as Torpedo™ tubing, heat resistant tubing, accessories, hardware and cabinetry are integral to an efficient aeration system layout. Consider saving tens of thousands of dollars with one larger compressor and a stainless steel custom valve system compared to an array of six blowers, each consuming more power than what is required. Our Torpedo™ Tubing is flexible, self-sinking and performs consistently year after year. We sell only top quality hardware and design valve systems in-house to meet specific project requirements. Our cabinets are robust, durable, ventilated and quiet. Use one of our cabinets or purchase a bare compressor and install it in an existing structure.

  • Additional Services to Support an Aeration Project using CanadianAir™ Aeration Systems

Additional services include support (an independent engineer) to achieve specific oxygen transfer rate targets for Bubble Tubing® or OctoAir™-10 based on the results we obtained from The Evaluation of the Oxygen Transfer Capabilities report by Gerry Shell in 2011 (GSEE Inc. Environmental Engineering Service).  Compare our technology to others before you make a decision.  This could provide significant savings in equipment purchasing and operational costs.

GSEE Bubble Tubing® oxygen transfer tests report’s conclusion:GSEE report on aeration capabilities of our Bubble Tubing®

“Overall, the results obtained for the CanadianPond.ca Products Ltd. aeration systems were uniformly excellent and produced some of the highest SOTE values GSEE, Inc. has observed.”

In a rush? We have close contact with our suppliers who work well with us in a pinch. Contact us and see what we can do for you quickly and efficiently. We carry inventory, parts, and components and have access to efficient shipping supply lines in Canada, the United States and overseas.  Our products are distributed by different dealers around the world. Contact us to find out more!

If a CanadianAir™ Aeration system using Bubble Tubing® is not for your project, consider a plug and play system from Kasco Marine, Vertex, or Aquamaster.  No electricity? No problem, we have wind and solar aeration too! Canadianpond.ca has what you need in aeration.

2. Plug and Play Systems for Industrial, Commercial or Residential Applications

SEIKA Ecorator JR High Efficiency Air DiffuserIn addition to our line of custom aeration systems, we carry a full line of aeration systems from our trusted suppliers Kasco Marine and Keeton Industries (solar aeration). Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us, it is our pleasure to assist you in whatever way we can!

2.1  Kasco Marine Robust-Aire 1 to 6 complete systems using Robust-Aire Diffusers

Kasco Marine Robust-Aire is a complete electric aeration system that uses Robust-Aire diffusers to transfer air to the lake bottom.

Product Range: The RA1 aeration system comes with one diffuser, one line of air hose (100’), compressor, locking cabinet (for ground or post-mounted). If you need more than one diffuser we have Robust-Aire systems that have up to six diffusers and six lines of air hose (100’).

2.2 SEIKA Ecorator High Performance Air Diffuser

The Ecorator air diffuser’s powerful airlift efficiency, doubles the agitation effect in tanks and is practical for fluid carrier fRobust-Aire aeration systemlow systems. The oxygen resolution efficiency is 30% higher than conventional cylindrical air diffusers meaning you save on operational costs. Two models are available: The Ecorator and Ecorator Jr.

 

 

2.3  Kasco Marine High Oxygen Surface Aerators and circulators

Kasco makes a reliable high oxygen surface aerator that is ideal for aquaculture or in situations where surface aeration (without the fountain display) is desired. Kasco also sells circulators for circulating stagnant water or to keep water debris away.

 

Solar aerators for ponds

 

2.4   Solar Aeration with Solaer  made by Keeton Industries

For remote industrial aeration applications or clients living off the grid, solar aerators with Solaer is an option. These reliable systems, sized from water gardens and ponds all the way up to industrial applications, are a solid long term investment.

The CB series is for industrial applications and the SB series is for smaller water bodies. With battery back-up included with the system, the Solaer can offer up to 20 hours of continuous aeration.

 

 

3. TIBEAN Hypolimnetic Deep Water Aerators

Deep water aeration or hypolimnetic aeration is when the oxygen demand of deep water is covered without destroying the lake’s natural stratification. Thus the deep water gets aerobic, the phosphate dissolution is reduced significantly and the mineralization of sediments improves. Years of scientific evidence show that it is possible to keep the deep water aerobic all year round via aerators such as the TIBEAN aerator and thereby to recover the natural balance of lakes effectively.

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