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ICS Group Announces Partnership with Moleaer

Updated: Dec 12, 2022



ICS Group is the newest representative for Moleaer nanobubble generator technology in Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Michigan. Aeration is not a new technique for treating wastewater; but did you know, the bubble size in your aeration technology is directly tied to the success of your treatment? Nano, fine, and coarse bubbles offer different benefits in each application. Hyper-efficient aeration, oxygenation, and gas transfer is what Moleaer nanobubble technology is known for in agriculture, wastewater, and food processing industries.


Paul Nygaard, President of ICS Group commented on adding Moleaer nanobubble technology to the ICS Group line card. "Moleaer's technology is consistent with our goals at the ICS Group to provide a solution that is innovative but proven to show substantial results. We were interested in Moleaer's innovative approach to enhancing the efficiency of wastewater treatment. The nanobubble generators have the ability to impact wastewater operating costs, energy usage, sludge dewatering and disinfection."

How have engineers and wastewater operators reacted to the new nanobubble technology? "Our customers are telling us they have a high level of interest in the capabilities of this piece of equipment. Operators are challenged daily with contaminants that disrupt operations. This unique aeration will assist our customers in improving operations, making processes more stable, all while reducing operating costs.

Highly economical solution with potential for an aggressive payback."


Paul also noted benefits of Moleaer for municipal and industrial clients, "Placement of the nanobubble generators is best at the front of the plant so the benefit of nanobubbles can be fully realized through the entire treatment process. The nanobubble generators are simple to implement with very minimal process disruption to get this installed."






What is a nanobubble?



Nanobubbles are 70-120 nanometers in size, 2500 times smaller than a single grain of salt. These extra small bubbles can be formed using any gas and injected into virtually any liquid. Because their size, nanobubbles exhibit unique properties that improve numerous physical, chemical, and biological processes. "Third-party testing confirms that Moleaer’s nanobubble technology achieves >85% SOTE in just 2 feet of water, enabling dissolved oxygen (DO) levels to increase while using far less oxygen than any other aeration technology."


What makes nanobubbles the superior aeration technology?


Because of the nanobubbles small size and structure, these bubbles have unique properties which make them extremely effective at improving water quality, enhancing water treatment processes, and improving productivity in industrial and agricultural applications.


  • Chemical free, cost-effective alternative to water treatment

  • Deliver the highest gas to liquid transfer efficiency in the aeration

  • Nanobubbles have a strong negative surface charge that keeps them stable in liquid and enables them to continuously participate in and stimulate physical, biological, and chemical interactions

  • The negative surface charge prevents the bubbles from coalescing and enables them to physically separate small particles and droplets — such as emulsified fats, oils, and grease — from water

  • When nanobubbles are stimulated, they destabilize and collapse which releases the hydroxyl radical. The hydroxyl radical (HO) is one of the strongest known oxidizers commonly used to destroy hard to treat and hard to kill contaminants in water

  • Nanobubbles are neutrally buoyant and can remain suspended in liquid (most commonly water) for weeks without rising to the surface and off-gassing

  • With neutral buoyancy, Moleaer’s nanobubbles ensure an enormous total bubble surface area remains in contact with the water to deliver hyper-efficient gas transfer

  • Increased dissolved oxygen (DO) help restore water’s natural properties and improves ecosystem health everywhere, from lakes and ponds to water parks and farms.


How to Use Nanobubble Technology


Moleaer's unique nanobubble technology can be applied in multiple applications within a variety of industries. Elevating your aeration game can be accomplished in the following ways:

  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Greenhouses, Orchards, Irrigation Reservoir Treatment

  • Increase dissolved oxygen levels with nanobubble aeration technology. Improve the quality of your water and reduce pathogens to improve plant health and growth.

  • Aquaculture

  • Maximize fish growth and reduce disease, all while reducing oxygen usage and energy costs.

  • Water

  • Remove contaminants, such as bacteria, algae, taste, and odor compounds from water with chemical-free nanobubble technology.

  • Wastewater

  • Nanobubbles work in any stage of your liquid process to oxidize and prevent the formation of odor and corrosion causing compounds, remove surfactants, promote improved flotation of fats, oils, greases, and enhances the performance of dissolved air flotation (DAF) systems.

  • Lakes and Ponds

  • Moleaer features a single intake and discharge line connected to a shore-mounted unit making them easy to install. Nanobubbles increase oxygen and enhance the natural oxidative process to make your lake or pond more resilient to algae blooms.

  • Oil and Gas

  • Moleaer’s nanobubble generators can be deployed across a variety of applications to enhance the recovery of oil in both surface and subsurface applications as well as treat produced water.

  • Mining

  • Nanobubbles promote the bonding and flotation of colloidal particles and minerals, improving separation and flotation levels for easier mineral recovery.



The proof is in the research


Moleaer's efforts to advance the science of nanobubbles and push the industry are supported by a wide variety of partners, including prestigious universities and research institutes. These partnerships ensure the Moleaer technologies are tested by third-party experts to validate the efficacy of nanobubbles.


UCLA professor and aeration expert Michael Stenstrom reports, "Moleaer's nanobubble generators provide the highest oxygen transfer efficiency of any aeration technology I have tested."


ASU confirmed the oxidative properties of Moleaer nanobubbles and the formation of hydroxyl radicals in their study. Virginia Tech proved that Moleaer’s nanobubbles eliminate pathogens like E. Coli and Listeria on surfaces within five minutes of exposure. Further, the size and concentration of Moleaer’s nanobubbles have been validated by multiple independent researchers using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) — full NanoSight report here.


Treatment Plant Operator magazine published an article by Ted J. Rulseh in June 2022 highlighting the capabilities of nanobubble generation compared to traditional aeration methods. To read the full story, click here: These Tiny Bubbles Do Huge Work in… | Treatment Plant Operator (tpomag.com)


Interested in learning more?


Check out Moleaer's website for full product information - www.moleaer.com

For a product presentation and demonstration, please contact the ICS Group - (920) 661-7768 or email Kate at kateg@theicsgrp.com.


Source:

Moleaer. Nanobubble Technology. What are Nanobubbles? | Moleaer





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