A quantum leap in waste water
aeration methods.
 
       

The Quantum VVT is a highly efficient, low power, low noise aerator for a range of fresh and waste water pond applications delivering extraordinarily high levels of soluble oxygen into the pond water.

It is perfectly suitable for waste water ponds at abattoir, council WWTP’s, piggeries, commercial food operations and water authorities.

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Aeration has been an issue for decades. Shockingly inefficient and expensive to run, the final indignity has often been the outrageous cost of maintenance, shafts, gearboxes, motors, blades.

Expensive aerators are no good when broken down and sitting on the banks of ponds.

We set out to make a radical change to the basic principles of aeration technology, to make them significantly more efficient, and equally, to reduce the long term cost, both in terms of power draw and maintenance.

This research has now resulted in the release of the Quantum VVT, so named because it is a genuine quantum leap in aeration technology, and VVT from the astoundingly efficient Venturi Vortex Technology that underpins the system’s effectiveness.

The Leap

A Quantum VVT has laser cut micro venturi’s in uniquely designed flanges that deliver air (and thus, oxygen) into the water flow at a rate of 1.25 kilograms of oxygen PER HEAD per kw/hr of the pump.

So a Quantum 2.9 (4 heads), the system will deliver 14.5kg/O2/kwhr into the water body (1.25 x 4 x 2.9).

Quantum installations have delivered higher oxygen levels AT LESS THAN 10% OF THE RUNNING COST of the normal grossly inefficient splash type systems.

So is there a trick?

The Quantum delivers air into the water body in the form of billions of microbubbles, (less than .1mm diameter each).

The trick is that those microbubbles then self implode, forming trillions of nanobubbles (less than .0001mm) every minute, every hour, every day.

Elsevier, the world’s leading scientific publication describes nanobubbles thus,

“Nanobubbles (NBs) have been a subject of intensive research over the past decade. Their peculiar characteristics, including extremely low buoyancy, longevity, enhanced solubility of oxygen in water, zeta potentials and burst during collapse, have led to many applications in the industrial, biological and medical fields.”

Smaller bubbles have higher internal pressure and release gas to dissolve under pressure into the surrounding under-saturated solution whereas larger bubbles grow by taking up gas from the solution. Thus small bubbles shrink and large bubbles grow (a process known as Ostwald ripening)”

There are three special properties about nano bubbles.

–  first, they are so small that aerobic bacteria can easily access the oxygen contained in the bubble, drawing it as a natural resource to allow continued digestion, activity, gas release and reproduction

–  second, they deliver enhanced oxygen solubility into the water, exactly what the bacteria demand

–  third, and perhaps the most surprising, nano-bubbles don’t float. There is not enough air pressure inside the bubble to make it rise to the surface. They just hang in suspension providing a rich and on-going source of oxygen for the bacteria at all levels in the pond.

That’s why QuantumVVT is a breakthrough technology. There is simply nothing like it on the market today.

Low noise, extreme low running cost (less than $0.65 per hour) and zero maintenance costs (other than the Saltzer pump the system has NO moving parts) are just some of the benefits the system will deliver.

High sludge digestion, reduced odour, reduced insect infestation and reduced chance of blue-green algae are among the others.

A QuantumVVT weighs less than 250Kg, it can be moved around a pond by one man, can be transported between ponds on the back of a ute, and is virtually indestructible.

How Much?

Under $24,000.