July 31, 2023
Diffused bubble aeration systems are a type of radon mitigation system used to reduce indoor radon levels in homes and buildings. These systems operate by applying the principle of aeration, where air is mixed with water to remove radon gas from the water supply. The process typically involves the following steps:
Air Compressor: The system begins with an air compressor, which generates a steady flow of compressed air.
Aeration Chamber: The compressed air is directed into an aeration chamber or aeration tank that holds the water supply containing dissolved radon gas.
Bubble Diffusers: Inside the aeration chamber, bubble diffusers or air stones are used to release the compressed air as tiny bubbles into the water. As the bubbles rise through the water, they create a large surface area where radon gas can transfer from the water into the air bubbles.
Radon Transfer: As the bubbles rise to the water's surface, they capture radon gas molecules, causing them to transfer from the water into the air bubbles.
Air Ventilation: The radon-enriched air bubbles rise to the top of the aeration chamber, where they are vented to the outdoors. This prevents the radon from re-entering the indoor air and instead releases it safely outside where it can dissipate harmlessly into the atmosphere.
Treated Water Supply: The water that has been stripped of radon gas flows out of the aeration chamber and is recirculated into the building's water supply for safe use.
It's important to note that diffused bubble aeration systems are typically used for radon in water mitigation and are not the primary method for reducing radon levels in the indoor air.
To implement an effective radon mitigation system, it's essential to work with qualified radon mitigation professionals like the The RadonGuys who can assess the specific radon levels and sources in your home or building and recommend the appropriate mitigation strategies.
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