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Aquasure Prozone Unit

Aquasure Prozone Unit

The Aquasure Prozone Ozone Unit will help give good water clarity and take the colorants out of your pond by helping remove proteins from the water which leave a yellowy/brown tinge. The The Aquasure Prozone Ozone unit consists of both a protein extractor (foam fractioner) and ozone unit all in one.

The Aquasure Prozone Ozone Unit works by using your pond water which is pumped through the ozone unit then through the protein extractor and returned to the pond. This is the easiest and most effective protein extractor we have worked with due to this unit having 2 control valves instead of the conventional 1 control valve. One is used for the adjustment of air flow to the venturi and the other for the adjustment of the air vacuum.

You also have the added benefit of this being combined with the ozone unit as an all in one component. Setting up requires you to connect your water pump (5000ltr recommended) to the inlet of the prozone unit. The outlet simply returns to the pond.

Plug the Aquasure Prozone Unit in and it will produce 0.042mg of ozone per minute giving you 2.52mg of ozone per hour. This ozone unit is also extremely cost effective using only 25 watts of power! The only maintenance required is a six monthly bulb replacement. 
 
What is a protein skimmer ?

A protein skimmer is a device that concentrates and removes dissolved material from water by floating it to the surface via an accumulation of air bubbles. It basically consists of a tube (the contact column) for concentration of bubbles, an aeration device (e.g. air stone, venturi) a water inlet and outlet and a removable collection bowl. Some units may add additional features, but the basic design is the same. The name "protein skimmer" is misleading. A more appropriate name is "Foam Fractioner," due to the fact that the bubbles concentrations (foam) serve to separate dissolved material from the water. Most of the material, teamed DOC (dissolved organic carbon) by scientists is produced by the biodegrading activity of certain bacteria, but some is released by algae and other organisms as part of their normal body function. Because the DOC is dissolved in the water they cannot be removed by traditional mechanical filtration methods.

Why use a protein extractor ?

A foam fractionator removes the DOC that a traditional mechanical filter does not. The accumulation of DOC in water, among other things inhibit the nitrifying bacteria and increase the biological oxygen demand (BOD a way of measuring water pollution), thus lowering water quality. Water becomes discoloured and smells foul. Furthermore, some types of DOC can be degraded by bacteria in the water, via a process called Mineralization. Heterotrophic bacteria convert DOC into toxic substances such as ammonia and carbon dioxide, while consuming vital oxygen in the process.

How does a protein extractor work ?

The two keys to effective protein extraction (or foam fractionating) are air bubbles and surfactants. DOCS are surfactants-compounds whose surface is defined as "active". This means that when a surfactant compound is in water, its non-polar end, labelled hydrophobic or "water hating" seeks the surface in the air. Normally, the only "air surface" in a pond is the surface of the water. However if bubbles are added to the water more air surface is created. More air surface means more surfactants (DOC) are attracted and removed. Smaller bubbles have more surface area than larger ones. Also the longer the bubbles stay in the water the longer its contact time with the surfactant. Bubble size and contact time determine how effective and how fast a extractor will work.

Protein extractors take advantage of these physical properties by producing a large amount of bubbles in a controlled space (the contact column). This serves to concentrate the bubbles and the DOC. As the bubbles in the air column rise, the surfactants (DOC) attach to the surface of the bubbles so that its hydrophobic end is "inside" and in contact with the air. The bubbles carry the DOC to the water surface, where it forms foam. The air-preferring DOC stays at the surface rather than re-dissolve into the pond water. This process is repeated thousands of times a minute and a large amount of foam can be generated. The foam grows over time, is collected in a bowl or other vessel, and is to be removed at regular intervals. While there is considerably more physics involved in trying to produce the right bubble size and in the determination of other factors as well, this is a basic operative mechanical involved in protein extracting. The goal of any good extracting is to produce a great number of small bubbles in the contact column. With improved technology of this protein extractor it is possible to remove harmful protein compounds from freshwater by producing micro bubbles from the outset, so it produces foam when other protein skimmers can’t.

How long should I run the Aquasure Prozone Ozone Unit ?

Twenty-four hours a day. There will be some periods of the day when the extractor will produce more foam than others, but that is natural.

Is ozone required with my extractor?

It is not necessary to use ozone with a protein extractor. Although, ozone can encourage additional oxidation and breakdown of large molecules, making them more susceptible to removal by extraction and give water more clarity.

Item # Description Price Add to Cart
TCL212Aquasure Protein Skimmer250.00 Add to Cart
TCL225Aquasure Prozone Ozone Unit (Complete)330.00 Add to Cart
TCL223Aquasure Prozone Ozone Unit Only99.95 Add to Cart
TCL226Aquasure Prozone Unit Replacement 25 watt Ozone Lamp24.95 Add to Cart

Aquasure Ozonair Purifier Unit

Aquasure Ozonair Purifier Unit

Aquasure Ozonair Purifier Unit

The Aquasure Ozonair Purifier Unit will help control water borne algae and fungi, will lower bacteria levels in your pond giving your koi a more healthier environment to live in, also giving you visual enjoyment of being able to see your Koi.
 
The Aquasure Ozonair Purifier Unit must be used in conjunction with air pump and diffuser.
 
The Aquasure Ozonair Purifier Unit will help give good water clarity and take the colorants out of your pond by helping remove proteins from the water which leave a yellowy/brown tinge.

The Aquasure Ozonair Purifier Unit is a compact unit that simply connects to your air line.
Setting up requires nothing more than connecting an air line from your air pump to the ozone unit. Then connect the air line from the ozone unit to your inpond air outlet. Be it ceramic disc/stones,aerated drain,aerated retro dome etc.(This unit will also help reduce build up of algae and limescale to the above.)

Plug the Aquasure Ozonair Purifier Unit in and it will produce 0.027mg of ozone per minute giving you 1.62 mg of ozone per hour. The unit is extremely cost effective as it uses only 9 watts of power! The only maintenance required is a six monthly bulb replacement

  • Will oxide organic waste and colourants
  • Converts nitrite into nitrate
  • Increased oxygen levels
  • Increased efficiency of air diffusers
  • Keeps air diffusers clean
  • Low voltage Electronics
  • Built in fault indicator
  • 10 m Cable with plug

Ozone occurs naturally in the atmosphere. When a molecule of Oxygen, O², is bound to a third oxygen atom, it becomes ozone, or 0³. Ozone is an unstable bluish water-soluble gas with a characteristic smell. In low levels it makes the air smell fresh and its colour makes the sky blue. Ozone is the 2nd strongest known oxidiser known to man and the most powerful readily available water sanitiser. It kills bacteria and viruses 3,125 times faster and is a 50% stronger oxidiser than chlorine.
Ozone can be produced by two methods.

Corona discharge method.

This is the most popular type of ozone generator for most industrial and personal uses. While variations of the "hot spark" coronal discharge method of ozone production exist, including medical grade and industrial grade ozone generators, these units usually work by means of a corona discharge tube.

Ultraviolet light.

Most of the ozone in the atmosphere is created when the high-energy ultraviolet rays of the Sun reach the rarefied gas molecules of the stratosphere. The ultraviolet energy excites the oxygen atoms, and they combine to form O3.

The Aquasure Ozonair Purifier Unit uses the latter.

This compact unit has an inlet where you connect your air line from your air pump, and an outlet which connects via airline to your in pond air outlet (ceramic disc, aerated retro dome etc).

The benefits of this unit are that the only maintenance is the six monthly replacement of a bulb. We have tested this unit for the last six weeks and been very impressed with the results.

After a couple of days their was a distinct improvement in water clarity and the dissolved oxygen levels had risen slightly.The PH and ORP remained unchanged.

It does break down in the pond thus removing dissolved organic molecules and it also raises the dissolved oxygen level of water. The power consumption of this unit is 9 watts.

Item # Description Price Add to Cart
TCL227Aquasure Ozonair Purifier Unit84.95 Add to Cart
TCL224Aquasure Ozonair Purifier Unit Replacement 9 watt Ozone Lamp15.95 Add to Cart