Thats exactly what our fixed G2V-STAR-120L and floatingG2V-STAR-120F units produce using only the sun! Solar Powered Aerators using 12" EPDM self-cleaning, fine bubble tube membrane diffusers go anywhere and can be setup by anyone who can open the box in minutes! Every G2V-STAR series model produces a minimum of 1 cfm/acre, 24/7, for Stormwater and Emergency Overflow Ponds using bottom mounted or anchored floating diffusers.
Circulating and aerating water in stormwater ponds provides several benefits. A properly designed circulation system can prevent stratification, odor, and turnover fish-kill events. Circulation systems also can help manage nutrients in the pond by balancing the trophic state and reducing nutrients available to algae and aquatic weeds.
By far, diffuser systems circulate water most efficiently and our 100% solar powered units never have a power bill. A general rule is that one diffuser unit can circulate a one to two acre pond. Small or shallow ponds, 3-5 ft deep, typically require fewer diffusers as mixing and oxygen transfer by wind action alone disperses oxygen throughout the pond as is the design most municipal water treatment lagoons. More diffusers may be needed in large irregularly shaped ponds for mixing deep water between pinch points.
POST AERATION INCREASES THE DISSOLVED OXYGEN TO REDUCE THE LOAD DOWNSTREAM.
Our EcoAerator (G2V-STAR-120F)is also utilized to immediately improve pond effluent or overflow dissolved oxygen levels.
Stormwater and Wastewater lagoon effluent oxygen demands should be measured, but if they cannot be easily measured, an oxygen uptake rate of 0.1 lbs O2 /hour/ 1000 gallons can be used. Our 1-4 cfm of fine bubble EcoAerators can easily handle wastewater oxygen uptake rates of 0.8/ lbs O2/hour/ 1000 gallons or +4 times the recommended typical wastewater pond effluent application rate needed to reach 50-100% of saturation with 30-60 minutes of detention time.
Algae control and mosquito abatement in man made and natural ponds has been studied worldwide. Most recently studies have focused on stormwater and coal-ash retention pondsas a direct function of aeration intensity to stabilize dissolved oxygen levels, prevent mosquito breeding, control algae sporulation, and prevent anaerobic odors. PEC recommends a minimum of one G2V-STAR or floating Eco-Aerator version of our solar aerator per surface acre for dissolved oxygen control. Our floating airlift aerator draft tube draws water from any depth adds oxygen and mixing inside an expandable 4" diameter tube. This prevents disturbing any bottom sediment or clay layers.
Algae-out with "Fish-grow" are algae enzymes that work with aeration to improve water quality and reduce algae buildup.
*There is no max depth when using a PEC airlift aerator, because it is a floating tube. Simply increase the length of the draft tube to vacuum water from any desired aeration depth up to 20 feet deep. The draft tube standard discharge flow is omnidirectional
**The standard Eco-Aerator mounts wet or dry and is designed for stormwater, effluent retention ponds, and dugouts.