Air Diffusion Systems Treating Water the Natural Way

Diffusing air into water is both an art and a science. For three generations, Air Diffusion Systems (ADS) fine bubble aeration has naturally treated billions of gallons of water and wastewater around the globe at thousands of clean water, domestic, and industrial installations. By combining a clog-free design that requires minimal power input, the ADS diffuser is specifically designed to provide energy efficient operation with very little maintenance required.

You have questions; we have aeration! Our expert engineers work alongside our prospective clients to understand their unique application and desired treatment objectives. View our list of services for help with your new or existing project.

Water & Wastewater Treatment The Natural Way

For thousands of years, communities have relied on the natural rolling action of rivers to transport and treat wastes.  As top water cascaded to the bottom and the bottom water rose to the top, oxygen was added by photosynthesis and surface absorption to the entire water column.  High levels of bottom dissolved oxygen allowed for settled out solids to be converted by naturally occurring organisms. Treatment was accomplished so efficiently by nature that clean water was readily available for the next community downstream.

Air Diffusion Systems’ fine bubble diffusers uniquely duplicate this natural treatment process without the use of chemicals or large inputs of electricity.

The distinguishing feature of ADS fine bubble diffusers is the use of evenly spaced air releases instead of closely spaced holes or pores like those of other aeration manufacturers. ADS’ fine bubble diffusers offer the highest, independently certified, oxygen transfer rate on the market and are guaranteed to last decades.

ADS Fine Bubble Diffuser Treatments

Wastewater Aeration Treatment

For more than 60 years, ADS has specialized in the biological treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest cost benefit, utilizing the most innovative treatment technologies available. ADS fine bubble diffusers are designed to meet or exceed all permitted effluent requirements and treatment goals. With hundreds of installed systems, ADS is proud to offer an industry leading 5-year product and treatment guarantee.

Lagoon Aeration Treatment

Lagoon aeration is our specialty.  The ADS aerated-facultative lagoon approach provides the highest cost-benefit and reliability of any fine bubble aeration system commercially available.  A properly designed ADS system is 3 to 6 times more efficient than high-speed surface aeration or static tubes, and 2 to 4 times more efficient than other diffused aeration systems.  By using highly efficient blowers, operational costs are typically less than $0.01 per capita/day.  The energy savings alone can help to pay for the system within several years of operation.  Because there is only one moving part (the blower), operation and maintenance is very easy.

Sludge Reducing Bacteria (SRB)

Sludge accumulation is one of the most significant issues at wastewater treatment facilities small and large.  Disposal and physical removal of stored organics and sludge can be a tricky and costly proposition.   ADS Sludge Reducing Bacteria (SRB) offers proven results for reducing accumulated bottom sludge and sediments at a fraction of the cost compared with physical removal.

Lake Aeration Treatment

Without natural or artificial circulation, lake and reservoir water goes through a process of aging called eutrophication in which inorganic & organic materials accumulate at the bottom.  This accumulation depletes bottom oxygen levels creating anaerobic conditions that cause many long-term problems for lakes and reservoirs. ADS fine bubble aeration restores oxygen throughout the entire water column, revitalizing water the natural way.

Harmful Algal Blooms Treatment

Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB’s) are a major environmental problem around the world.  Also known as cyanobacteria or blue-green algae, HAB’s can reproduce very quickly in warmer water where excessive nutrients are prevalent.  In addition to depleting oxygen and producing toxins, HAB’s can adversely affect taste and odor in public drinking water supplies.  ADS fine bubble diffusers are a proven remedy for minimizing the harmful effects of HAB’s, while also reducing their occurrence.

Tank Aeration Treatment

ADS' fine bubble aeration is an effective method to provide oxygenation and mixing for many types of water storage tanks, including potable water tanks, fracking tanks, industrial wastewater tanks and more. Learn how ADS fine bubble diffusers can help with your above and below ground storage tanks.

Air Sparging (AS) & Fluid Delivery

ADS air sparging (“in situ air stripping”) is very effective in reducing concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are absorbed in soils or dissolved in groundwater. Horizontally drilled piping is the easiest to install and the most cost-effective way to deliver oxygen to the contaminated areas.

Ice Prevention & Ice Melting Aeration

Ice formation can cause structural damage to moored boats, pilings, retaining walls, docks, or entire marinas. ADS ice melting aeration diffusers circulate this slightly warmer bottom water to the surface, melting ice or preventing its formation in the first place.

Aquaculture Aeration

Whether you raise catfish, shrimp, tilapia, prawns, minnows, trout, bass or any other type of aquatic life, there are many benefits obtained by incorporating ADS fine bubble diffusers into your operation including reduced energy costs, increased production, and healthier aquatic and plant life.

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Events

Mar
03

ADS at WRWA Annual Technical Conference

ADS will be presenting at Wisconsin Rural Water Association's Annual Technical Conference on wastewater lagoon rejuvenation.