ClaasEco Microbubble (MB) and Ultrafine Bubble (UFB) award winningpatented generators efficiently delivers dissolved oxygen to plant roots by saturating the water with ambient oxygen (Ultra-Yield) or saturated oxygen (Ultra-Yield +).
HOW IT WORKS IN HORTICULTURE AND HYDROPONICS:
ClaasEco Micro and Ultrafine bubble gas injection technology enables the cost–effective use of oxygen to improve water quality to help promote nutrient uptake, increase plant health and suppress root disease. It is our ability to convert bulk gases like oxygen into Ultrafine bubbles that gives our technology a unique advantage over traditional forms of aeration and oxygenation. For example, Ultra Fine Bubbles enable us to deliver high levels of oxygen directly to the root surface where the oxygen plays a critical role in facilitating nutrient absorption and maintaining optimal root- and plant health. Around the world it is consistently demonstrated over a wide variety of crops using multiple cultivation methods that dissolved oxygen delivered through Ultrafine bubbles can significantly improve plant health and resistance to environmental and pathogen stress. Supercharging a plant’s metabolism with usable oxygen can increase yield while reducing the crop-turn cycle.
HOW IT WORKS IN AQUACULTURE:
Over 50% of the fish and shellfish consumed by humans are produced through aquaculture, also known as fish farming. As fish farmers aim to produce more fish to keep up with global demand, they run into severe problems with a lack of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the water. Fish and shellfish need a specific minimum amount oxygen to breathe. When fish populations are tightly packed, a shortage of DO is inevitable because the fish and shellfish consume more oxygen from the water, than what is naturally available. Additionally, waste by-products accumulate on the bottom of the fish farm, damaging or eliminating bottom-dwelling plants and animals required for a healthy eco system. ClaasEco Micro and Ultrafine bubble gas injection technology can alleviate these problems by rapidly elevating and maintaining higher levels of DO levels in the aquaculture environment, effectively oxygenating sea, dam and lake floors due to the Ultrafine bubble’s lack of buoyancy.
Improving plant and aquatic yields and health.
ULTRA-YIELD Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS DISSOLVED OXYGEN? Just like animals and humans living on land, animals and micro-organisms that live in water need oxygen to survive. It is one of the best indicators of the quality, and the life-supporting abilityof water. People need the right amount of oxygen in the atmosphere to survive, just as fish need the right amount of dissolved oxygen in the water to survive and thrive, so do plants. When water in a dynamic state pours over rocks, oxygen can enter the water and increase what we call the dissolved oxygen level.
WHERE IS IT IMPLEMENTED? Horticulture Hydroponics Aquaponics Aquaculture (Fish Farms) Irrigation water quality improvement Wastewater treatment solutions in agriculture
DOES THE PRODUCT COME WITH A WARRANTY? On the pump – As per pump manufacturerterms and conditions On aerator – 10 years– subject to terms and conditions.
WHAT MAINTENANCE CAN BE EXPECTED? On the pump – As advised by pump manufacturer you choose. On aerator – no moving parts – no maintenance – advised to clean when servicing the pump.
CAN I EXPECT AN IMMEDIATE RISE IN DISSOLVED OXYGEN AND PROFITS? Yes– Terms and Conditions apply
Improve nutrient buffering & uptake – (INCREASED YIELD) Healthy, well oxygenated roots absorb nutrients more efficiently to better support the photosynthesis process leading to faster and more uniform plant development. Shorter growing cycles enables more crop rotations per year. Oxygen helps to promote plant turgidity, improving environmental stress tolerance.
Healthier roots & disease suppression Increasing the oxygen availability in wetted substrates prevent root asphyxiation and promotes new root development. Maintaining a stable aerobic environment stimulates beneficial bacteria growth that helps to suppress pathogenic organisms like Pythium, Phytophthora and Fusarium as well as pathogenic facultative anaerobic bacterial pathogens like Erwinia, Pseudomonas and Agrobacterium from proliferating.
Enhanced growth & decreased plant stress Increasing DO in irrigation water not only prevents problems, but with super-saturated levels, it can increase quality plant growth, reducing cropping time and overall health. High levels of dissolved oxygen promote healthy root growth.
Water Quality Improvement & Biofilm Control Supersaturation with oxygen in Micro and Ultrafine bubbles suppresses water-borne pathogens by competitive exclusion instead of relying on stronger oxidants that can damage plant roots. Ultrafine bubbles are an effective treatment for controlling algae and biofilm that can cause irrigation line blockages.
Why use it in Aquaculture:
Stock Density The metabolic rates of fish can be severely affected by the concentration of oxygen in the aquaculture environment. Low dissolved oxygen levels lead to decreased respiration and feeding activity that slows fish growth rates. An oxygen saturation level of 85% and above is ideal for aquaculture; lower levels have varying effects on the fish and molluscs, ranging from reduced appetite to massive mortality rates. Oxygen aeration using the ClaasEco Micro and Ultrafine Bubble generators ensures that fish farmers can achieve the highest possible stocking densities while ensuring high survival rates to boost yields and profits.
Disease Prevention Low dissolved oxygen levels in the water of an aquaculture farm can also lead to disease through bacterial and fungal infections. A lack of dissolved oxygen can lead to a build-up of fish and mollusc waste on the bottom, creating conditions that are ideal for bacteria and fungi to thrive. Farmers have traditionally turned to vaccination, antibiotics, or additive chemicals to deal with these issues. However, these methods are costly and cause great stress to the fish, making them less healthy for human consumption. ClaasEco Microbubble and Ultrafine Bubble technology uses the power of clean and natural oxygen delivered through neutrally buoyant Micro and Ultrafine bubbles to prevent disease, providing a much healthier, efficient, and cost-effective solution for aquaculture.
Efficient Oxygen Transfer Aquaculture farmers need large quantities of oxygen to maintain a healthy fish and mollusc population. Failure to add any additional oxygen to the water will lead to poor growing conditions which is not a feasible business option. Traditional aeration methods are very inefficient, leading to high costs to achieve minimum dissolved oxygen levels.