Bubble Tubing ® Fine Bubble Linear Diffuser

Deiceair Bubble Tubing Water Aeration and Deicing

Designed and Made in Canada.

Multi Problem Solving Technology!

High quality, durable, flexible, linear aeration Bubble Tubing ®.

As  experts in pond and lake aeration, DeiceAir.ca Bubble Tubing ® gives above average oxygen transfer rates. This Fine Bubble Linear Diffuser was designed to be easy to install and maintain (anti-fouling).

It is available in weighted and non-weighted formats, also in custom or standard lengths. Bubble Tubing ® can be found in thousands of aeration, de-icing and mixing applications worldwide! Canadian made to exacting specifications and lead-free.

This fine Bubble Tubing ® diffuser produces tiny air bubbles (less than 1 mm in diameter). The bubbles rise steadily from the floor of a wastewater treatment basin or the bottom of waterways and canals, ponds, lakes or lagoons. These small bubbles provide substantial and efficient mass transfer of oxygen into the water. This oxygen, combined with the food source, sewage or sediment, allows naturally occurring bacteria to produce enzymes. Enzymes help break down waste or sediment made of accumulated organic matter.

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Bubble Tubing ® Test Results

Bubble Tubing® fine bubble diffuser certification stampIn 2011 the oxygen transfer capabilities of Bubble Tubing ® was tested by an independent firm, GSEE Inc of Laverne, Tennessee.

The tests were carried out on the ½”, ¾” Bubble Tubing ® and the OctoAir™-10 industrial diffuser.

In the summer of 2017, another mandate was given to GSEE Inc. – to test the Bubble Tubing® at higher airflows and deeper depths, while also carrying out testing on our 1” Bubble Tubing® and OctoAir™-60 industrial diffuser. Here is a summary of the data in the chart below.

Fine Bubble Technology at Work

The size of the bubble matters greatly for the application as we have noticed in our work. The fine bubbles (microbubbles) are critical for achieving precise results when oxygenating a wastewater treatment plant, using aeration to biologically remove excess nutrients, or using aeration for fluid mixing.  Deicing and air bubble curtains applications that rely more on mixing and moving water also benefit from billions upon billions of microbubbles produced by Bubble Tubing ®. Not only do bubbles transfer oxygen and decontaminate water by oxidation, but they also move and mix, clarify, and de-stratify water. The same technology has many diverse applications.

DeiceAir Bubble Tubing Aeration System with Micro Bubbles creates a double bubble curtain

Optimising Oxygen Transfer Rates

Bubble Tubing ® optimises oxygen transfer and lifts water which aids in total circulation throughout the water column.  As it functions without moving parts or electricity in the water, it increases performance efficiency significantly reducing electrical and maintenance costs in comparison to other aeration systems. For deicing purposes, the bubbles leaving the Bubble Tubing ® also bring dense, heavier, warmer water from the depths to the surface, inhibiting ice formation. This tubing, made of highly resistant yet flexible PVC, is non-kinking and holds no memory when deployed.

Our Bubble Tubing® Products

Bubble Tubing ® is sold custom cut, per foot, or by rolls of 100′ or more and in a variety of formats. Call DeiceAir.ca for pricing 705.789.6663

Features of Bubble Tubing ®

  • Bubble Tubing ® is flexible, holds no memory and will not kink. Simple to install and safe for the environment (does not contain lead).
  • Made exclusively in Canada to exact specifications, impressive 5-year warranty.
  • High oxygen transfer rate. A full evaluation of the oxygen transfer capabilities available.
  • Applications range from farm ponds, lakes, waste water treatment, industrial projects.
  • Suitable for fresh and saltwater applications, from shallow to deep waters.
  • Inner pressure prevents clogging. Tubing is low maintenance, anti-fouling.
  • No moving parts or electricity in the water.
  • Highly resistant PVC (chemicals, salinity, temperature).
  • Weighted or non-weighted formats available.
  • Tubing can be purchased with all the necessary hardware, ready to be installed.

What sets Bubble Tubing ® apart from other Linear Diffusers?

DEICEair Water AerationOur Bubble Tubing ® has very high SAE (Standard Aeration Efficiency), SOTR (Standard Oxygen Transfer Rate), SOTE (Standard Oxygen Transfer Efficiency) performance ratings.  The Bubble Tubing ® linear air diffuser has two opposite rows of fine holes 1.3 cm (1/2″) apart along the entire length of the tubing.

Do not expect that drilling holes in a polyethylene hose will give similar results as Bubble Tubing®. A soaker hose purchased in a hardware store is not a similar product.

Here are the facts about Bubble Tubing ®:

  • Precision manufactured means excellent field performance year after year.
  • Backed by 5-year warranty.
  • Aeration holes maintain their geometry after thousands of hours of performance.
  • Cost savings due to high performance and low maintenance.
  • The Bubble Tubing ® bubbles are truly micro-bubbles. The smaller the bubble diameter, the higher oxygen transfer rate. Millions of fine micro-bubbles create a larger surface area to transfer oxygen than fewer larger (coarse) bubbles. Quality products going into manufacturing produces quality performance in harsh environments.
  • For aeration, bigger bubbles do not mean better results. Can also cause higher operational costs.
  • Diffuser is designed to prevent clogging and fouling. Maintenance is extremely low compared to other micro-bubble technology when our specifications are followed.
  • Easy annual cleaning is quick with BioPurge.  Recommend because it will not change the chemical nature of the tubing material. The tubing stays in the water for cleaning while you save time and labour.

Available Formats

  • I.D. sizes available: 15 mm ( ½”), 20 mm ( ¾”), 25 mm (1”) 30 mm ( 1 ¼”)
  • Available in weighted and non-weighted formats for 15 mm ( ½”), 20 mm ( ¾”) formats
  • 20 mm ( ¾”), 25 mm (1”) and 30 mm ( 1 ¼”) formats come with integral stainless steel cord in ballast for strength and weight
  • Available Lengths: roll, spool, special run and special cut lengths.

Operations: How does Bubble Tubing ® Work?

Compressed air enters the tubing creating an inner pressure. It is released through the perforations thanks to the precision holes found along both sides of the entire length of tubing.   The ensuing micro-bubbles are efficient in preventing clogging and fouling (typically found in porous diffusers), of the entire length of tubing.  They form a bubble curtain of uniform and evenly dispersed fine bubbles.

Whatever the scale of project, the same basic principle applies.

A compressor’s heat hose is attached to the airline delivery hose which itself is connected to the Bubble Tubing ® equipped with a check valve. The compressor pushes the air through both the feeder hose and the diffuser tubing that releases the air uniformly into the water.

We deliver all the necessary products from start to finish, to fully set-up a reliable and efficient aeration system for you. We will size the compressor for the application, suggest tubing layout, recommend cost effective design modifications.

A Wide Range of Applications with Bubble Tubing ®

Bubble Tubing ® has been used for over a decade in a wide array of applications by various industries, government, and the private sector. Manufacturing and processing plants, mining, port authorities, aquaculture, agriculture, waterways and canals, parks and recreation, engineering, landscaping and reclamation firms, marine construction, universities and research facilities, ponds and lakes, are all markets currently using Bubble Tubing ®.

Aeration, Deicing and Air Bubble curtains applications include (but are not limited to the following):

  • Aeration sewage lagoons, wastewater treatment process plants, leachate pondsDeiceAir Bubble Curtain or Commercial Bubble Barrier created with Bubble Tubing.
  • Earthen ponds, dugouts, lakes.
  • Waterways and channels.
  • Stormwater retention ponds.
  • Septic systems
  • Aquaculture
  • Deicing docks, power plant water intake, marina slips, shoreline and water retention structures, industrial shipdocking, ocean freight & maritime transport, pumping operations and nuclear power generating plants.
  • Efficient Bottom-to-Top Water Circulation and Mixing for water treatment, deicing, and other application
  • Pathogen Reduction, the bubbles lift deeper waters to the surface for UV exposure.
  • Underwater Air Bubble Curtains for:
    • Protecting fish and marine mammals from underwater blasting and pile driving noise
    • Diverting marine mammals away from offshore oil platforms and wind power farm construction and continuous operation vibrations and noises (machinery and engine noise)
    • Containing oil spills within a given area
    • Controlling movement of marine life, plants and debris. A bubble barrier can control the movement of marine life, floating debris, migration of jellyfish, fish, seagrass, debris, sediments, etc.
  • Water Quality improvement for increasing water clarity, reducing algae blooms and reducing H2S Hydrogen Sulphide production for odour suppression.

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