Jet Aerators transfer oxygen by simultaneously introducing large volumes of high kinetic energy liquid and air through a series of jet nozzles. The high velocity liquid exits the inner, primary jet and rapidly mixes with the incoming air in the outer jet. This intense mixing and high degree of turbulence in the gas/liquid cloud travels outward from the jet along the basin floor prior to the vertical rise of the gas bubble column to the liquid surface.
The hydrodynamic conditions within the jet and fine bubble cloud, produces continuous surface renewal at the gas/liquid interface causing higher alpha factors. This results in superior process oxygen transfer performance in the presence of surfactants, extracellular enzymes, and high MLSS concentrations.
The high alpha factor and clean water oxygen transfer performance of jet aeration technology, results in the most efficient design for industrial and biosolids applications.