From Surface Aerator
Uniform oxygen dispersion. Complete basin circulation. The Aire-O2 Aspirator Aerator produces a horizontal and circular flow pattern, providing whole basin circulation. Improve your wastewater treatment with higher removal rates of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and suspended solids.
Aire-O2 Antifouling Aspirator
Resilient design trusted to perform in harsh conditions.
With the growing use and challenge caused by supposedly flushable wipes, we have customized our Aire-O2 Aspirator Aerator with a larger stainless steel antifouling propeller and housing for low maintenance operation that excels in heavy debris conditions.
Flexible sizing and mounting options allow for easy installation in a variety of applications and even oxygen dispersion throughout the entire basin, regardless of its size or shape.
Why choose the Aire-O2 Antifouling Aspirator?
- Trusted performance in challenging, heavy debris conditions
- Easy to install and portable; ideal for retrofits and upgrades
- Performance efficiency for winter months
- No aerosols
- Trusted performance in challenging, heavy debris conditions
- High oxygen transfer
- Easy to install and portable; ideal for retrofits and upgrades
- Low maintenance
- Simple solution for supplemental aeration needs
- Dependable, extended service life
- Highly energy efficient
- Performance efficiency in winter months
- No aerosols
Equalization basins for aeration and mixing
Whether you have in-line or off-line equalization basins or lagoons with a large surface area or small deep tank; our flexibility can help you create a solution to fit your needs. We can help you minimize flow and/or loading spikes by providing mixing with or without aeration to allow your downstream treatment facility to run smoothly. We have years of experience and can provide you with trusted solutions.
Aeration and mixing technologies for municipal wastewater treatment
Municipalities of every size are subject to public and governmental scrutiny of their municipal wastewater treatment efficacy. As effluent water quality regulations become increasingly stringent, Aeration Industries partners with municipalities to develop economical, environmentally friendly, and sustainable wastewater treatment solutions; customized for each unique environment.
Aeration Industries Simplifies Maintenance with the Patented Aire-O2 Universal Mount
We have heard from many of our customers that routine maintenance can be challenging with most aeration and mixing equipment. That`s why we developed the patented Aire-O2 Universal Mount. Just slide the Aire-O2 Triton up the inclined plane to perform routine maintenance. Need more reasons to choose the patented Aire-O2 Universal Mount? No significant construction required Provides ability to fine-tune and control mixing characteristics of the basin to optimize treatment efficiency Ease of maintenance with...
Aeration Industries Upgrades & Retrofits
Is your wastewater facility at maximum treatment capacity or unable to meet stricter effluent requirements? Are you looking for a treatment solution that will upgrade your current facility? Let’s Talk. Aeration Industries’ upgrade and retrofit solutions and services help wastewater treatment plants meet stricter regulations and maximize capacity while saving energy. As infrastructure ages, operations and energy costs increase, and regulations become increasingly stringent, wastewater treatment...
Brush Rotor Icing Problems Solved
Brush Rotor Icing Problems Solved: Aerator Upgrades Help Wastewater Treatment Plant Survive Cold Vermont Winters More than two decades ago, cold Vermont winters brought a small wastewater treatment plant to a halt with brush rotor icing problems. A major upgrade that included the Aire-O2 aspirator aeration system not only ended the wintertime blues but helped the municipality gain the flexibility to maintain high-quality effluent under changing conditions and regulations, creating a model for a successful,...
Danone bottling plant increases production capacity with addition of aeration without modifying existing infrastructure - Case StudyAuthor: Krista Ramirez;Osiris Contreas;Erin Kober
Overview Aguas Danone de Argentina is a leader in the national mineral and flavored water market, with well-known brands such as Villavicencio, Villa del Sur, Levité, and Ser. Aguas Danone de Argentina is part of the Danone Group, world leader in the food and beverage industry, with products reaching 120 countries on 5 continents. The bottling plant located in Chascomús, Buenos Aires providence, Argentina, got its start by bottling mineral water. When it later started processing a variety of...
White Paper: Cyclical Aeration Control- Combining Aerobic & Anoxic Conditions in One BasinAuthor: Michael Saunders, Project Engineer
Abstract With increased effluent pollution restrictions on municipal wastewater treatment plants, cities are pressed to find ways to economically increase their effluent quality with little to no funding. Many new NPDES permits require the reduction of nitrate and/or phosphorus, as nutrient removal becomes more prevalent due to the effects of nitrogen and phosphorus on discharge receiving streams. Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) is a term describing the removal of nitrogen and phosphorus by utilizing the...
Almost 20 years of Aire-O2® operation celebrated by buying more! - Case Study
`There is no maintenance with AIRE-O2® aerators …only once a year routine checks,` reports the city. Problem In 1977, a growing population and expanding cheese factory plant that the town received at its treatment plant was causing continuous non-compliance problems for this Midwestern USA community. A plant official reported, `Because of numerous violations of its discharge permit, the city was under a stipulation agreement from the state’s Pollution Control Agency which banned any further...
EPA award winner says Aeration Industries helped achieve it! - Case Study
` Since 1986, the AIRE-O2® aerators have operated 24 hours a day…and seven aerators have required no new parts replacements! ` Problem Although this is a relatively small Midwestern USA town, the surge of summer-time tourists posed special challenges to the municipality’s wastewater treatment system. The flows tripled from 0.2 MGD (757 m 3/day) to 0.6 MGD (2271 m 3/day) into its aerated lagoon during summer. Another challenge was maintaining efficient treatment during its severe frigid...
Aeration boosts USA’s largest lagoon system - Case Study
The city reports, `The entire aeration system has surpassed all our expectations.` Problem In 1989, a growing population prompted this northwestern USA community to expand the efficiency and capacity of its wastewater treatment facility. The original unaerated lagoon system had been built in 1967 and had worked adequately for many years. But, the system needed additional treatment capacity to meet new standards and future growth. This lagoon system is one of the largest in the nation and was located in a...
Midwest town’s oxidation oval trouble-free for decades! - Case Study
Year-round compliance is met in this double oxidation system Problem The Department of Natural Resources was very rigid in its requirements to keep this popular recreational river area free from pollution. The town’s wastewater treatment plant had problems with the two rotor units used for aeration in its oxidation oval. A 40 hp (30 kW) motor powered each rotor unit. When one was down, they lost 50% of their horsepower and aeration effectiveness. The plant also treated some industrial wastewater. Downtimes...
Oxidation oval gets plenty of oxygen & mixing…guaranteed! - Case Study
Since 1984, the AIRE-O2 system has provided efficient oxygen transfer, good mixing, and easy maintenance even in severe winter conditions Problem This Midwestern, USA city wanted to replace an aging trickling filter system with a new, efficient wastewater treatment facility equipped to handle its future growth. Important factors in design were loading demand fluctuations, winter treatment efficiency, effluent discharge restrictions, maintenance considerations, and of course, cost. The city hired a consulting...
Since 1984, mill reduces sludge, increases winter performance - Case Study
An over-all improvement in the basin’s flow pattern is evident . Problem This southern pulp and board mill faced the problem of an aging aeration system in its wastewater treatment lagoon. Maintenance was getting prohibitive on the 50 hp (37 kW) & 100 hp (75 kW) slow speed surface aerators, totaling 1,200 hp. `New slow speed aerators were very expensive and maintenance was expensive,` said the technical superintendent. `We looked at high speeds because of price, but they didn’t have the agitation....
Canadian mill achieves zero effluent discharge - Case Study
The zero effluent goal required the highest quality aerators Problem When designing its new mill and wastewater treatment system in 1992, this Canadian Company had planned to discharge into a nearby creek. But, sensitive to the region’s pristine environment, they decided to design the most advanced effluent treatment system conceivable: a chlorine-free, closed loop, zero effluent treatment system using evaporation. The mill needed a quality aeration system to match its superior standards. Solution The...
Revenue losses averted with Aire-O2® aerators - Case Study
The AIRE-O2® aerators maintain good effluent dissolved oxygen residuals Problem In December of 1987, this paper and board mill developed a load problem requiring immediate action: improve wastewater treatment efficiencies fast or slow down mill production to prevent a discharge violation. A slow down would result in significant revenue loss. The southern USA mill’s superintendent said, `we needed installed oxygen quickly.` Solution The AIRE-O2® aspirator aeration system was chosen to boost the...
AIRE-O2® Aerators tests number one in three critical areas - Case Study
Problem In 1986, this southern USA fine paper mill developed problems on start-up from a Christmas shut-down, requiring quick action to add efficient aeration to its 38 MGD (143,830 m 3) flow. Poor winter treatment, channeling throught the system, and high solids had also been problems. Since the company was committed to preserving the environment, it searched for the best aerators to meet its needs. Solution Two 75 hp (55 kW) AIRE-O2® aspirator aerators were chosen because of its oxygen transfer and...
Activated sludge bulking problem solved by AIRE-O2® system - Case Study
` Oxygen profiles on the AIRE-O2® system show good dissolved oxygen levels at both bottom and top levels,` reports the mill Problem In 1987, filamentous bacteria outbreaks in this northern pulp mill’s activated sludge basins were a problem. Anoxic conditions in sludge deposits between its diffuser heads, caused by a lack of mixing, encouraged the growth of Thiothrix . `This filamentous organism results in classic bulking,` reported the manager. Chlorine was tried but didn’t correct the source of...
Expansion yields quality standards in Europe - Case Study
` No aerosols/odors, maintenance savings, turndown capability, and improved treatment` resulted with the AIRE-O2® aerators, reported the engineer Problem This European chemical company’s propylene oxide/tertiary butyl alcohol plant decided to expand its activated sludge system. The existing 1.58 MG (6,000 m 3) concrete basin had reached capacity. Also, three 60 hp (45 kW) surface splasher aerators negatively impacted winter treatment due to heat loss from evaporative cooling. The flow had to be heated...
Tire maker on treatment track - Case Study
` With reliable operation, low maintenance, & energy usage, this is the system we’ve been waiting for,` reported the engineer Problem This Mexican tire and rubber manufacturer’s extended aeration/activated sludge wastewater treatment plant had difficulty getting reliable aeration in its 0.167 MG (630 m 3) aeration basin. The surface aeration system exhibited continuous and expensive operational problems. Sludge had built up in the aeration tank. Treatment of the 0.178 MGD (674m 3/day) flow...
Improved winter treatment performance at last - Case Study
` Flow rates are higher due to increased biological efficiency,` said the engineer Problem This eastern USA chemical plant produces polyester resins and wastewater containing terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol. Like many wastewater treatment facilities, this plant has had its share of treatment challenges. `Our waste is rapidly oxidized and tends toward filamentous growth,` said the site engineer. Poor sludge settleability was a problem too. But, it was reduced biological activity during winter that sent the...
Getting more for less …15 years later and still going strong ! - Case Study
` We’re getting twice the agitation we were before, and for less electricity.` Problem This Northern USA dairy products company always met its wastewater treatment discharge limits. Biological oxygen demand (BOD) was within permit limits. The company tried many methods in treating its three-pond wastewater treatment system: chemicals, filters, surface aeration, and diffused air aeration. But, electricity bills and maintenance difficulties were problems. If the diffused air system went down, the pond had...
Winter excellence achieved with AIRE-O2® ®system - Case Study
This processor received the prestigious Ecology Flag award Problem Winter performance was a concern for this New England fruit juice processor. The company’s greatest production levels occurred in the fall and winter months, resulting in the heaviest BOD (biological oxygen demand) and MLSS (mixed liquor suspended solids) loads occurring at the worse possible times. Cold weather increased heat loss, reduced biological activity, slowed settling, and caused substantial ice build-up in its aerated basins. Solu...
Food processor achieves 99+% removal rates - Case Study
` AIRE-O2® units are some of the best aeration equipment in the market.` Problem This southern food processor was plagued by multiple problems in its wastewater treatment plant. The extended aeration, activated sludge system had inadequate oxygen transfer and poor mixing with its existing aeration system. Installing more did not help. High maintenance costs also were a problem. Solution In 1984, AIRE-O2® aspirator aerators were installed. The plant manager reported, `The AIRE-O2® aeration system...
European processor eliminates maintenance headaches - Case Study
Problem Wastewater treatment became a huge headache for this large, European sugar processing company. The plant had installed many different types of aeration equipment in its activated sludge, aerated lagoon system. The company was dedicated to meeting all the environmental standards for its country. In their quest to find the best equipment, they had tried submerged pumps, propeller mixers, and compressed air, diffused air. Still, treatment was unsatisfactory and maintenance was time consuming and very...