How It Works
The US patented O2 tube system is engineered to industrial standards ensuring accurate delivery of power and air flow between the O2 Tube Electrolysis Cells and the control and air panels. The control and air panels are designed to operate four O2 Tube Cells installed within a 150 foot radius. Our control panels are manufactured to the finest quality to ensure accurate power (amp) delivery to the O2 Tube Cells. Thus Ensuring production of dissolved oxygen by our patented O2 Tube Cells is precise and measurable by standard sampling procedures. This allows geologists and environmental consultants to provide clients with the most accurate cost analysis for each site possible barring all site specific conditions. The control panel also contains the analog timer which can be set to operate any 15 minute interval twenty four hours a day. Each individual cells voltage can be adjusted and metered to assure even oxygen production and to indicate when O2 Tube Cell maintenance is required. The air control panel incorporates individual air flow adjustment to each cell. The complete system operates on a single phase, 110 volt, 10 amp grounded power outlet.
The patented O2Tube cells low head draft pump recalculates 50 gal/hr of groundwater in a ring shaped pattern around the well it's operating in. The flow through the well is from bottom to the top. As the groundwater flows through the cell, microscopic bubbles of pure oxygen are evolved (via electrolysis), increasing the dissolved oxygen level to the groundwater's saturation point. The groundwater which immediately surrounds the well containing the O2Tube cell achieves dissolved oxygen levels above where bacteria and algae can exist (>10.0 PPM DO), hence, the wells don't have the plugging problems associated with other bioremediation technologies. As the highly oxygenated water within the well flows outward, the water quickly dilutes with fresh water to levels where contaminant degrading bacteria thrive (1.0 - 3.0 PPM DO). The Wayne, Illinois tight clay (10 -5 feet/day) demonstration site achieved dissolved oxygen objectives (>1.0 PPM) over a 700 square foot surface area in less than 90 days.
The O2Tube system will typically require maintenance every two to four weeks (depending on water hardness) to clean the plates of mineral buildup. The mineral buildup is directly proportional to the voltage required to make the same amount of oxygen. When the voltage reaches 12 firstname.lastname@example.org amps its time for maintenance. The maintenance consists of removing cell from well, plug lower end of the O2Tube cell, pour in a quart of white vinegar to dissolve mineral buildup, let stand for 30 minutes, remove lower plug and replace in well. What could be easier? The time that the cell plates are soaking is a good time to collect samples.