Nanobubbles are tiny bubbles of oxygen, ozone, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and other gases that can be formed by specific generator units and dispersed into water. These generators produce trillions of nanobubbles in the 50-200 nm range, delivering more than 200X the interfacial surface area compared to microbubbles.
Byo-Gon, Inc. has utilized this technology to enhance the biological systems treated with Byo-Gon PX-109 by providing needed dissolved oxygen for microbial life when water treatment and wastewater treatment systems are deficient in DO. With nanobubble systems, oxygen can be added into the water system at over 86% oxygen transfer efficiency, bettering conventional aeration systems such as fine bubble diffusers that have a maximum transfer efficiency of 28% (surface aerators even less at 17% on average).
The nanobubbles stay in the water column indefinitely, until the biological system consumes the oxygen. This is unlike conventional aeration where air bubbles coalesce and increase in size, eventually leaving the water and releasing to atmosphere. Nanobubbles move about the water via Brownian motion.
Another technology available from Byo-Gon, Inc. is the Lagoon Master mixer/aerator. This unit is unique in the wastewater industry as a tool that both aerators and mixes solids in lagoons and fluidizes the bottom of the lagoon—allowing for effective integration of Byo-Gon PX-109 into the sludge mass.
Byo-Gon, Inc. has deployed the Lagoon Master in singular units that are positioned in lagoons to digest sludge (fed with Byo-Gon PX-109) and also in systems where three Lagoon Masters are configured and attached to aerator floats in ASBs. This configuration allows for multiple injection points of Byo-Gon PX-109 to be used to distribute the product over a large sludge bed and increase sludge digestion.