Updated: Jul 25, 2022
Nanobubbles are tiny bubbles, 70-120 nanometers in size. They are one of the smallest bubble sizes, 2500 times smaller than a grain of salt. Due to their size, oxygen Nanobubbles exhibit unique properties that improve numerous physical, chemical, and biological processes in your lake.
Nanobubbles behave differently from larger bubbles because they are nanoscopic. All of their beneficial attributes — oxidation, stability, surface charge, neutral buoyancy, etc. — are the result of their size.
What is Oxidation?
Oxidation is a reaction caused by removing an electron from a molecule. For example, the green coloration of the Statue of Liberty is the result of an oxidation reaction. Oxidation is one of the most common methods for treating water and is used broadly via the addition of chemicals to disinfect water and remove contaminants. However, chemicals are not absolutely necessary to cause oxidation - nanobubble generators do not use any chemicals, instead opting to directly inject oxygen into water through the use of Nanobubbles, a natural alternative to chemicals.
Oxygen Nanobubbles, as confirmed by third-party testing, produce the hydroxyl radical, one of the strongest known oxidants, using only air and water. The oxidative properties of Moleaer’s Nanobubbles provide a chemical-free means for improving water quality.
Nanobubble oxidation can be used to destroy or inactivate pathogens like bacteria and viruses, prevent algae blooms, eliminate compounds that cause foul odors, precipitate metals, and degrade water contaminants.
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What is a Negative Surface Charge?
Each nanobubble has a powerful negative surface charge, so when multiple Nanobubbles get near each other, they function similarly to when the like poles of two magnets are forced together, they repel each other. This means that when many Nanobubbles are close together, they will be unable to fuse into a larger bubble, instead each repelling the other and spreading to new areas of a water body.
This characteristic allows Nanobubbles to maintain a large surface area and more contact with the water around them, meaning the water of a lake or pond can dissolve oxygen faster. Since there are more bubbles floating around, there is also a higher likelihood of many bubbles of oxygen coming in contact with particles of muck or contaminants and breaking them down.
How does Stability Relate to Nanobubbles?
Due to their miniscule size, Oxygen Nanobubbles lack the buoyancy force to cause them to rise to the surface of water, allowing them to continually participate in oxidation and other processes in a water body for weeks before rising to the surface. This is a great benefit to lake or pond environments. Nutrients and muck particles will be destroyed much faster since the oxygen nanobubbles will be suspended for a long time and can fully dissolve.
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