The Clarifying Power of Oxygen Nanobubbles
Updated: Feb 18
Nanobubbles are tiny bubbles, 70-120 nanometers in size. They are one of the smallest bubbles, 2500 times smaller than a grain of salt. Due to their size, oxygen Nanobubbles exhibit unique properties that improve the physical, chemical, and biological processes in your lake.
Nanobubbles behave differently from larger bubbles because they are nanoscopic. All of their beneficial attributes — oxidation, stability, surface charge, neutral buoyancy, etc. — are the result of their size.
Oxidation is a reaction caused by removing an electron from a molecule. The green color of the Statue of Liberty is the result of oxidation. Oxidation is one of the most common methods for treating surface water and is used broadly via addition of chemicals. However, chemicals are not necessary to cause oxidation, and may actually harm the health of a pond or lake - nanobubble generators do not use any chemicals, instead opting to directly inject oxygen into water through the use of Nanobubbles, a natural alternative to chemicals.
Oxygen Nanobubbles produce the hydroxyl radical, one of the strongest known oxidants, using only air and water. The oxidative properties of Moleaer’s Nanobubbles provide a chemical-free means for improving water quality.
Nanobubble oxidation can be used to destroy pathogens like bacteria and protozoa, prevent algae blooms, eliminate compounds that cause foul odors, precipitate metals, and degrade water contaminants.
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Negative Surface Charge
Each nanobubble has a powerful negative surface charge, so when multiple Nanobubbles convene, they function similarly to the like poles of two magnets: they repel each other. This means that when many Nanobubbles are close together, they are be unable to fuse into a larger bubble, instead repelling and spreading to new areas of a water body to provide their oxidative and scouring benefits.
This characteristic allows Nanobubbles to maintain a large surface area and more contact with the water around them. This allows the water of a lake or pond to dissolve oxygen faster. Since there are more bubbles floating around, there is also a higher likelihood of many bubbles of oxygen coming in contact with particles of muck or contaminants and breaking them down.
Due to their miniscule size, Oxygen Nanobubbles lack the buoyancy force to cause them to rise to the surface of water, allowing them to continually participate in oxidation and other processes for weeks before rising to the surface. This is a great benefit to lake or pond environments. Nutrients and muck particles will be destroyed much faster since the oxygen nanobubbles will be suspended long enough to fully dissolve.
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