The use of aerators
Aerators can be used both for oxygenating water and discharging gases harmful for fish from the water, and to create water movement. Aerators have two functions:
- creating water movement, which mixes layers of water and stops water from freezing in winter;
- infusing the air into the water, which helps with carbon dioxide reduction – decarbonation of water and oxygenation – enriching the water with oxygen.
Aerator is best placed so that it creates a circular water movement – such placement increases the positive results. At the same time you should make sure that the strong current does not wash out the bank of the pond and does not lift the sediment from the bottom of the pond that way creating the turbidity.
Technical description of aerator
Faivre aerators require no maintenance, are easily installed and work even in the toughest conditions. Place it in the water > fasten it > turn it on and use it.
Faivre floating aerator
Several modifications both for motor power (0.37 to 2.2 kW) and voltage (230 V single-phase or 380 V three-phase).
The technique of floating aerator. Faivre aerator transfers 0.35 kg of O2 per each consumed kW.
Floating aerators are mostly used individually as they ensure both exchange of gases between water layers and create water movement. If more intense water aeration is required, the floating aerators can be combined with submersible aerators that are attached to the bottom of reservoir. In natural water bodies it can create turbidity.
You can see the air intake tube with a silencer of a submersible aerator.