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How the Aeration Process Works

Lake Bed Aeration is the introduction of compressed air to a water body. When released at the bottom of a pond or lake, compressed air naturally begins to migrate towards the surface of the water. As air travels up the water column the pressure surrounding the bubbles slowly decreases causing the bubbles to increase in size -- a slight current begins to develop. The current draws oxygen-depleted water from the bottom and transports it to the surface.  This action protects fish, aquatic organisms and beneficial bacteria from suffocation by breaking down stratified waters while increasing dissolved oxygen levels.  Unlike a sewerage digester, in a pond/lake, the greatest portion of the oxygen transfer takes place as the bottom water spreads across the surface and exchanges gases with the atmosphere.  The actual transfer of oxygen from the bubbles is quite insignificant.

Nutrient Pollution of your lake or pond:  (Source EPA email news release Jan 15, 2010)  "Nutrient pollution can damage drinking water sources; increase exposure to harmful algal blooms, which are made of toxic microbes that can cause damage to the nervous system or even death; and form byproducts in drinking water from disinfection chemicals, some of which have been linked with serious human illnesses like bladder cancer. Phosphorus and nitrogen pollution come from stormwater runoff, municipal wastewater treatment, fertilization of crops and livestock manure. Nitrogen also forms from the burning of fossil fuels, like gasoline.
    Nutrient problems can happen locally or much further downstream, leading to degraded lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries, and to hypoxic “dead” zones where aquatic life can no longer survive. High amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus in surface water result in harmful algal blooms, dead fish, reduced mating grounds and nursery habitats for fish.
     Scientist in the USA seem to not know that both sides of the TDLL equation are variable by increasing the dissolved oxygen levels in the affected water body.  A thing we call GooneyWater.

Water Effects on Livestock Performance Ohio State University Fact Sheet 

Table 2: Animal Weight Gain: Dugout Versus Trough Water (per day)

Muddy Pond Syndrome

Aeration or Not From State of Illinois

Blue Green Algae (Washington Department of Health    

Limited Pond Weed Identification  

Copper in Drinking Water     

Specific Gravity of Materials     

Eutrofication1.mpg                Eutrofication2.mpg                     Eutrofication 3.mpg  

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/Programs/wq/plants/weeds/milfoil.html  Eurasian Watermilfoil



Pondweed Identification (Texas A & M University)    

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake#Types_of_lakes   Types of Lakes
Polymictic     Amictic     Holomictic     Meromictic     Monomictic     Dimictic lake     Thermocline

Typical mixing pattern for a Dimictic lake

Gulf Hypoxia /Farm Journal      

Filtros All-Ceramic Diffuser OTE test data.pdf  (Note this oxygen transfer does not include the natural transfer at the lamination on the surface of a lake.)

Breakwater Patent 843926   



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