The process of aeration is as old as time itself. Prime examples of aeration taking place in nature are; water cascading over waterfalls or, water coursing down a rocky river bed. Modern day technology imitates this action inside aeration systems. Depending on the manufacturer and model, an aeration system will in some way mix air with water to the extent that volatile dissolved gasses will separate or be "stripped" from the water. These gasses include radon, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide etc. The water is then repressurized and sent to point of use in the home. Newer technology as is found in Bubble - Up, incorporates the use of control modules and built - in submersible pumps to give "constant pressure" at point of use.
Recognized as the best available technology (BAT) by the EPA for waterborne radon removal, the benefits of aeration vs. GAC are as follows:
1) No radioactive buildup or byproducts which eliminates the gamma exposure and disposal issues associated with GAC.
2) Can help neutralize low pH (acidic) water thereby potentially eliminating the need for additional stages of treatment.
3) Can improve water pressure.
4) Can strip hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg odor) from the water.
Please note that we can install an aeration system as an "add on" to your existing water conditioning system, or as part of a complete new treatment package.
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|Below are some of the volatile organic compounds (VOC's) that can be successfully removed from well water by the process of aeration.
To recap; because of the high removal efficiencies, and no radioactive buildup and/or exposure issues that can be found with GAC, aeration continues to be recognized as the best available technology (BAT) by the EPA for waterborne radon removal. Since we are well versed not only in waterborne radon mitigation - but in water treatment itself - we are the clear choice for all your water system needs. Please give us a try.