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The biological treatment of wastewater is based upon the existence of aerobic systems. In a classic activated sludge process, organic material in waste water is consumed by the organisms which grow rapidly in aerated water. The water is cleared of organic material and is discharged, sometimes after a polishing process (e.g. sand filters, activated carbon, etc.), as clarified water.

Under normal circumstances the maximum concentration of oxygen which can dissolve in water is around 9 mg/L or 9 ppm - this gives 100% saturation at ambient temperatures. Aerobic biological treatment systems operate substantially more efficiently with higher levels of Dissolved Oxygen (“DO”) and with longer periods of sustained DO - known as super saturation. SuperOx Box injects oxygen at 40 ppm and has a much slower decay.

In aerobic biological waste water treatment processes, oxygen is fundamental to the effective removal of both the BOD (so called Biological Oxygen Demand) and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand).

Dissolved Oxygen must be maintained in any aerobic ecological treatment plant in order to allow the biomass to metabolize BOD and COD optimally. Current aeration methods in use today are enormously inefficient and require substantially greater amounts of energy to complete oxygen transfer than does the SuperOx technology.

SuperOx Box’s patented technology dramatically increases short and long term dissolved oxygen (“DO”) levels in water at a substantial reduction in cost - significantly improving the efficiency of municipal wastewater treatment plants.

Because the combined SuperOx technology holds Dissolved Oxygen (DO) in water at high levels, the aerobic activity necessary to treat wastewater happens over longer periods of the day (i.e. a substantial reduction in nighttime activity slump), occurs more efficiently, and requires much less active aeration of the water.

This substantially improved oxygen transfer process:
  • Potentially reduces power usage at wastewater treatment plants by 50%
  • Decreases water process times by up to 20%, thereby increasing plant capacity²
  • Properly sustains DO thereby normalizing effluent biological oxygen demand (BOD), reducing sludge, and bringing the plant into equilibrium
  • Reduces noise and odor


 

Typically 80% of a wastewater plant's cost is for power.
 

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