International Journal of Advancements in Technology

International Journal of Advancements in Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 0976-4860

Fialová S

Fialová S
Victor Kaplan Department of Fluids Engineering,
Technická 2896/2, Brno
Czech Republic

  • Research Article
    Experimental Verification of the Use of Ultra Hydrophobic Materials for Water Aeration
    Author(s): Fialová S, Hudec M, Pochylý F, Gašic M and Ivanová SFialová S, Hudec M, Pochylý F, Gašic M and Ivanová S

    The paper introduces a new aeration technology for stationary tanks with water mass. It is a passive aeration based on the principle of air diffusion, or more precisely oxygen diffusion into water. It uses the principles of Henry's law to increase the effect of diffusion. The basic element of this technology is a superhydrophobic or preferably an ultrahydrophobic surface. The basic characteristic, experimentally verified within this work, is the ability of the hydrophobic surface to bind the gas molecules. This makes the surface simultaneously aerophilic. The work includes the equipment design that utilizes this property. It is a cylinder provided with a double base. The first base closes the cylinder in conventional manner; the second base is formed by a porous membrane, which is fed from the bottom side with the gas (air, oxygen). Due to the aerophilic effect, a thin layer of ai.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/0976-4860.1000147

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