The ADS Advantage

The distinguishing feature of ADS aeration is the use of evenly spaced air cuts instead of closely spaced holes or pores like those of other aeration manufacturers. Several advantages are obtained with the ADS air cut:

  • Each air cut provides 5 fine bubbles per second.
  • They act as a check valve, preventing clogging of the diffuser.
  • This method creates an internal pressure drop of 14 kPa/2 PSI.
  • There is uniform distribution of air across the entire length of the diffuser.
  • It works even when bottom unevenness persists (+/-1.5 feet of undulation).
  • Even spacing prevents bubbles from coalescing and forming larger bubbles.

Several air cut configurations are available, depending on the oxygen and mixing requirements of each application.

  • Triple cut: Air cuts arranged in a spiral fashion on both sides and the top every 1.5 inches. A total of 24 air cuts are provided per lineal foot.
  • Dual side cut: Air cuts arranged on both sides every 1.5 inches. A total of 16 air cuts are provided per lineal foot.
  • Single cut 1.5: Air cuts arranged on the top of the aeration every 1.5 inches. A total of 8 air cuts are provided per lineal foot.
  • Single cut 3: Air cuts arranged on the top of the aeration every 3 inches. A total of 4 air cuts are provided per lineal foot.
  • Ice melting: Air cuts arranged on the top of the aeration every 24 inches.