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Aeromix's Eco Aeration product line is solar-powered and eco-friendly
Based on its recent analysis of the aeration equipment market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Aeromix Systems Inc. with the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Green Excellence in Product Innovation for designing and manufacturing the Eco Aeration product line. With the Eco Aeration products, Aeromix has been successful in expanding its product line and enabling customers to reduce chemical costs and eliminate electrical installation costs, according to Frost & Sullivan. The products are completely powered by solar energy and are used in several applications, such as ponds, lakes and reservoirs for algae and odor control, aeration, digesting bottom sludge and fish kill prevention.
"In a mature aeration equipment market, characterized by lower prices, little technological advancement and enhanced competition, Aeromix has pioneered a product that stands out for its efficiency and customer value," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Shilpa Tiku. "The efficiency of the Eco Aeration product line has been demonstrated during its implementation in the Paradise Valley Golf course, in Arkansas, which resulted in an algae-free pond and energy cost savings by aerating with 8 hp instead of 10 hp."
The first-of-its-kind Eco Aeration product line features a comprehensive line of water quality management products. The LumenAER solar-powered circulator distributes low-oxygen water from the bottom and exposes it to the surface for rapid oxygenation and distribution. It can be used for a variety of applications, such as treating odors, excessive chemical use and other water quality issues that affect storm water, leachate, wastewater ponds and lakes. The SunAER solar-powered diffused air system adds air bubbles to water or wastewater, increasing the dissolved oxygen content. The system brings oxygen to the bottom of the pond to decompose muck, dead plants and other waste materials, and is recommended for depths greater than 10 ft, as its efficiency improves with the depth of the water body.
Aeromix's SolarAER solar-powered surface aerator provides powerful pumping action that transfers oxygen and provides horizontal water circulation. Float-mounted on the water surface, the aerator injects air at a high velocity beneath the water surface without spraying or splashing. It is suited for lakes 4 to 15 ft deep to minimize algae growth, eliminate odors, improve water quality, increase dissolved oxygen concentration and stimulate decomposition of organic wastes and runoff nutrients from surrounding green areas. The AuraAER solar-powered floating fountain is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional fountains powered by electricity. It pumps water into the air, increasing gas transfer within the pond and improving water quality by minimizing algae growth, and reducing odor while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the pond. Finally, the PhotonAER solar-powered submersible aspirating aerator adds and horizontally mixes the oxygen at the bottom of the lake or pond, reduces odor and operates quietly without spraying or splashing. It is ideal for shallow waters with a minimum depth of 2 ft.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the Green Excellence award to a company that has demonstrated significant progress in enhancing the long-term sustainability of its product platform and managing the environmental impact of its operations, which results in measurable improvement in the company's overall environmental performance within its industry sector. The award signifies the company's keen awareness to the value of corporate social responsibility in today's increasingly "green" focused business environment, and the importance of being a good corporate citizen. Moreover, this award also recognizes that the company has successfully fostered sustainable practices across all global centers that it operates from, while maintaining its financial strength.