THE MIX-AERATOR Innovation In Pond & Lagoon Aeration & Mixing A unique technology based on spinning motion – and the phenomenon of the VORTEX The VORTEX (A) A vortex can be seen in nature as a whirlpool of liquid – the downward drag and powerful suction of air that naturally occurs. (the simplest demonstration is when you pull the plug in your bath). (B) The vortex can also be in nature as a whirlpool of air (such as twisters or tornadoes) created by the forces of the wind when air pressures combine. In this context, the vortex is undisputedly recognized by the destructive power, momentum and velocities created via the spiralling movement of matter. TWIN VORTEX ADVANTAGE The TWIN VORTEX Technology creates Vortex (A) using the downward and powerful suction of air to naturally aerate and mix. inverts and creates Vortex (B) using the momentum and velocity to naturally mix and disperse. THE TWIN VORTEX ADVANTAGE is therefore: AERATION and MIXING The MIX-AERATOR provides the TVA • How Does the Mix-Aerator Function? • Upper disks create the vortex that draws downwards. The more disks used, the greater the power of the vortex. This vortex also draws downwards any gases, odors or foaming rising from the liquid and mixes them back into the fluid. • Lower disks are the secondary mixing disks which create the bottom vortex to draw upwards. This vortex ensures homogenous, extended mixing patterns that, in the case of gases, create optimum transfer efficiencies or dissolution uptakes. Additional MIX-AERATOR info • Disks are polished smooth for minimal frictional resistance. The strength of laminar flow is determined by the spaces between the disks, tip velocities and speed. It is the kinetic momentum gain of the vortices and the concurrent minimal resistance of the laminar flow that produces both energy and additive optimization efficiencies superior to conventional mixing blades or cyclone/spiral flow competitors. MIX-AERATOR - AERATION Aggressive aeration derived from atmospheric air to oxygenate is created by the MIX-AERATOR head. Air bubbles clearly visible Velocity increases achieved mean a lower energy requirement when compared to normal agitator or compressed air induced aeration. MIX-AERATOR – MIXING Perhaps the simplest and most efficient method of mixing yet available. • The upper disks create the top vortex that draws downwards any gases, odors or foaming rising from the liquid and mixes them back into the fluid. • The lower disks are the secondary mixing disks which create the bottom vortex to draw upwards Where mixing and not aeration or the opposite is the main aim, configurations can be adapted to suit. MIXING or BLENDING (examples) Toxic waste – mixing and aeration causing continual foaming to allow natural UV and sunlight breakdown of toxins. MIX-AERATOR - TREATMENT • Sewage Treatment elimination of odor by recycling to treatment plant. Toxic waste – mixing and aeration causing foaming to allow natural UV and sunlight breakdown of toxins PROVEN BENEFITS Enhanced BOD removal with significant power saving Greater productivity with reduced costs Reduced chemical treatment consumption by up to 50% Reduced retention spans for time required reactions (BOD Removal) Reduced footprint requirements to alternative types of equipment Rapid retro-fit with enormous diversity and flexibility in application Removes odors, foaming and aerosol related problems Improves performance of consumables such as polymers, alkaline salts such as calcium or magnesium hydroxide, caustic or chlorine ASSEMBLY Motor Head and drive assembly Head assembly Frame adapted to suit application APPLICATIONS Significant Ecological Threats That Are Conducive to the MIX-AERATOR TECHNOLOGY •Blue Green Algae eradication •Acid Sulfate water neutralization •Heavy Metal decontamination ( water based) •Sterilization of Waterborne Viruses by oxygenation •Sewage effluent recycling •Contaminated water treatment •Treatment plant chemical & energy usage reduction •Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) system retrofits Photos • Before aeration ( note: existing aerator operating in the background) • Golf Course lagoon After MIX-AERATOR aeration Photos • Mix-Aerator in waste water treatment plant. • Before top LHS (1) and after top RHS (2) shots after 20 minute treatment. • Notice the Mix-Aerator drawing in the algae and accumulated fog from the corners of the lagoon. 1 2 3 Photos - aggressive Vortex Photos & Configerations • Trade waste (left) following aeration and settling (right). (two thirds of the original waste is now recycled) Mix-Aerator • Floating Mix-Aerator Pontoon Configured.