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Bubble Tubing®, Fine Bubble Linear Diffuser
Bubble Tubing® is proprietary linear aeration diffuser tubing designed and made in Canada. It is made to the exact specifications prescribed by Canadianpond.ca. As industry leaders in aeration we found there was demand for high quality, durable, flexible, linear aeration tubing. Most of all, we were looking for a tubing that would give above average oxygen transfer rates and that would be easy to install and maintain (anti-fouling). Because we couldn’t find what we were looking for, we made it ourselves! As a result, over the past decade we have perfected it, and expanded the product line to better serve the growing range of applications for our air diffuser tubing, worldwide!
Fine bubble diffusers such as our Bubble Tubing® produce numerous very small air bubbles (inferior to 1 mm coming out of the diffuser). These fine bubbles which rise slowly from the floor of a wastewater treatment plant or the bottom of waterways and canals, ponds, lakes or lagoons, provide substantial and efficient mass transfer of oxygen to the water. This oxygen, combined with the food source, sewage or sediment, allows the bacteria to produce enzymes. This help break down the waste or the sediment made out of accumulated organic matter.
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- Test Results
- Fine Bubble Technology at Work for Aeration, Deicing or Air Bubble Curtains
- Our Products
- What sets our diffuser apart from other Linear Diffusers?
- Available Formats
- Related clients projects
- Video Playlists on YouTube
- Related Articles
Bubble Tubing® Test Results
Since 2011 we have independent test results for the oxygen transfer capabilities of Bubble Tubing® performed by GSEE Inc of Laverne, TN. The results are for the ½”, ¾” weighted bubble tubing formats and the ½” non-weighted format tubing that is imbedded in the OctoAir-10 stainless steel diffuser.
- Bubble Tubing® 1/2″ GSEE test results (PDF)
- Bubble Tubing® 3/4″ GSEE test results (PDF)
- Bubble Tubing® independent performance test report imperial (PDF)
- Bubble Tubing® independent performance test report metric (PDF)
- Tech Sheet Bubble Tubing® 1/2”, 3/4”, 1”(PDF)
- Tech Sheet Bubble Tubing® 1.25 (PDF)
- Technical-Drawing-Bubble Tubing (PDF)
“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.”
Gerald L.Shell GSEE Environmental Consultants, LaVergne, TN, Sept.2011
Fine Bubble Technology at work for Aeration, Deicing or Air Bubble Curtains
The size of the bubble matters greatly for the application as we have noticed in our work. The fine bubbles (also called micro bubbles) are critical for achieving exacting results whether oxygenating a wastewater treatment plant, using aeration to biologically remove excess nutrients, using aeration for liquid mixing, deicing and even air bubble curtains applications. Not only do bubbles transfer oxygen, they move and mix, clarify, de-stratify and essentially decontaminate water by oxidation.
Made of highly resistant yet flexible PVC, this tubing is non-kinking and holds no memory when deployed. Compressed air enters the tubing creating an inner pressure. Precision perforations along both sides of the entire length of tubing allow compressed air to release through the perforations. This creates efficient micro-bubbles that prevent clogging and fowling (typically found in porous diffusers), along the entire length of the tubing. The released air from the holes forms a bubble curtain of uniform and evenly dispersed fine bubbles. It optimizes oxygen transfer and lifts water which aids in complete circulation throughout the water column. As Bubble Tubing® functions without moving parts or electricity in the water, it increases performance efficiency while significantly reducing electrical and maintenance costs in comparison to other aeration systems. For deicing purposes, the bubbles leaving the Bubble Tubing® also bring dense, heavier, warmer water from the depths to the surface, inhibiting ice formation.
Our Bubble Tubing® Products
Bubble Tubing® is sold custom cut, per foot, or by rolls of 100′ or more and in a variety of formats. Contact us for prices and details.
It is also a component of:
- Our CanadianAir Diffusion Systems
- Our Thawline Bubbler Deicers
- and embeded in the stainless steel frame of our OctoAir-10 Industrial Diffuser for aeration or deicing
Features of Bubble Tubing®
- Bubble Tubing® is flexible, it holds no memory and will not kink, is easy to install and is safe for the environment (does not contain lead).
- Made exclusively in Canada to our exact specifications, impressive 5 year warranty.
- High oxygen transfer rate. Full evaluation of the oxygen transfer capabilities by independent firm available.
- Applications range from farm ponds to the largest industrial projects.
- Suitable for fresh and salt water applications, from shallow to deep waters.
- Inner pressure prevents clogging, tubing is very low maintenance, anti-fouling.
- No moving parts or electricity in the water.
- Highly resistant PVC (chemicals, salinity, temperature).
- Weighted and non-weighted formats available.
- Tubing can be purchased with all the necessary hardware, ready to be installed.
What sets Bubble Tubing® apart from other linear diffusers?
Some of our clients expect that drilling holes in a poly hose will give a similar performance results as our Bubble Tubing®. Others think soaker hose purchased in a hardware store is a similar product, not so. Here is what we know about our Bubble Tubing®:
- Precision manufacturing means excellent field performance year after year, backed by our 5 year warranty.
- Aeration holes maintain their geometry after thousands of hours of performance. Cost savings due to high performance and low maintenance is impressive.
- Bubble Tubing® bubbles are truly micro-bubbles. The smaller the bubble diameter, the higher oxygen transfer rate. Millions of fine micro-bubbles create a larger surface area to transfer oxygen than fewer larger (coarse) bubbles. Our independent test results attest to this.Quality products going into manufacturing creates quality performance in rigorous environments.
- When it comes to aeration, bigger bubbles do not mean better results, but it can mean higher operational costs.
- The diffuser is designed specifically to prevent clogging and fouling. Maintenance is extremely low compared to other micro-bubble technology when our parameters are followed and respected.
- Easy annual cleaning can be done quickly with BioPurge. We recommend this product as it will not change the chemical nature of the tubing material. The tubing stays in the water for cleaning while you save time and labour.
- I.D. sizes available: 15 mm ( ½”), 20 mm ( ¾”), 25 mm (1”) 30 mm ( 1 ¼”)
- Available in weighted and non-weighted formats for 15 mm ( ½”), 20 mm ( ¾”) formats
- 20 mm ( ¾”), 25 mm (1”) and 30 mm ( 1 ¼”) formats come with integral stainless steel cord in ballast for strength and weight
- Available Lengths: roll, spool, special run and special cut lengths, contact us for details
Bubble Tubing® has very high SAE (Standard Aeration Efficiency), SOTR (Standard Oxygen Transfer Rate), SOTE (Standard Oxygen Transfer Efficiency) performance ratings. The Bubble Tubing® linear air diffuser has two opposite rows of fine holes 1.3 cm (1/2″) apart along the entire length of the tubing.
When air from the compressor fills the tubing, the holes open and release micro-air bubbles into the water body. This special design contributes to less clogging, fowling, or reduced efficiency over time if compared with other fine bubble technology.
No matter the scale of operations the basic same principle applies: A compressor is attached to airline delivery hose that is attached to the Bubble Tubing® that we equip with a check valve. Canadianpond.ca offers all the necessary products from start to finish, in order to fully set-up a reliable and efficient aeration system. We can size the compressor for the application, suggest tubing layout, suggest cost effective design modifications, and offer troubleshooting. Our experience designing aeration and deicing systems with Bubble Tubing® is proven and efficient.
Applications for Bubble Tubing®
Our Bubble Tubing® has been used for over a decade in a wide array of applications by various industries, government, and the private sector. Bubble Tubing® is used, by all levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal), manufacturing and processing plants, mining, port authorities, aquaculture, agriculture, waterways and canals, parks and recreation, engineering, landscaping and reclamation firms, marine construction, universities and research facilities, ponds and lakes to name a few. Bubble Tubing® is now found on every continent on the planet.
Applications include (but are not limited to the following):
- Aeration sewage lagoons, wastewater treatment process plants, leachate ponds…
- Earthen ponds, dugouts, lakes, …
- Waterways and channels
- Storm water retention ponds
- Septic systems
- Deicing docks, power plant water intake, marina slips, shoreline and/or water retention structures, industrial ship docking, ocean freight & maritime transport, pumping operations and nuclear power generating plants.
- Efficient Bottom-to-Top Water Circulation and Mixing for water treatment, deicing, and other application
- Pathogen Reduction, the bubbles lift deeper waters to the surface for UV exposure.
- Underwater Air Bubble Curtains for:
– protecting fish and marine mammals from underwater blasting and pile driving noise
– protecting marine mammals from offshore oil platforms and wind power farm construction and continuous operation vibrations and noises (machinery and engine noise)
– containing oil spills within a given area
– controlling movement of marine life, plants and debris. A bubble barrier can control the movement of marine life and floating debris and control the migration of jellyfish, fish, seagrass, debris, sediments etc.
- Water Quality improvement, including Clarity, Algae and H2S Hydrogen Sulphide Odour Suppression.
Related Clients Projects (selection from our industrial, governmental and private sectors)
- Restoring Eutrophic Lake in India with Bubble Tubing Aeration
- Air Bubble Curtains to protect beaches, harbors and coastlines
- Air Bubble Curtain to Protect Sea Wildlife
- Channel Linear Aeration
- Leachate treatment for a Landfill
- Dock Deicing and Ice Build-Up Removal System
- Boathouse Protection from Winter Ice
Bubble Tubing® Video playlists on YouTube
- The Petroleum Industry and the Treatment of Produced Water
- What Can Bubbles And Bacteria Do For You?
- 3 Bubble Tubing® International Distributors
- Discover Air Bubble Curtain Applications with Bubble Tubing®
- Typical Application Scenarios for Bubble Tubing®
- Canadianpond.ca’s Guide to Choosing a Air Diffuser System
- What is a fine bubble diffuser such as Bubble Tubing®?
- How to Design Your Own De-Icing Bubbler Using Bubble Tubing®