Aeration is the process of injecting dissolved oxygen (DO) into the wastewater for treatment. By using the oxygen in the air to produce the desired results, it is the most cost effective method of treatment available.
Oxygen is necessary for water treatment for a number of reasons. First, it encourages the growth of microbes that are effective at breaking down organics. Second, it oxidizes sulfur and prevents it from forming harmful compounds. Lastly, it aids in the clarification of minerals from water that can then settle in the basin.
An effective aeration system, like the Aire-O2 Aspirator, also mixes the pond water, which is essential to effective biotreatment of organics.
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