Water aeration is often required in water bodies that suffer from anoxic conditions, usually caused by adjacent human activities such as sewage discharge, agricultural run-off and excessive fishing. Aeration can be achieved through the infusion of air into the bottom of the lake, lagoon or pond or by surface agitation from a fountain or spray-like device to allow for oxygen exchange at the surface and the release of noxious gasses such as carbon dioxide, methane or hydrogen sulfide.
Benefits of Aeration:
- Reduction of algal blooms due to the lack of available nutrient
- Improved water quality through de-stratification of water layers
- Reduction of foul smell and mosquito borne diseases
- Improved habitat for aquatic life through increased oxygenation