Vertex Aquatic Solutions launches oxygen saturation technology (OST)


Vertex Aquatic Solutions has officially launched oxygenation saturation technology (OST), which prevents anoxia in lakes while maintaining stratification. The technology can prevent anoxia by extracting water with low dissolved oxygen from a lake, canal, or lagoon, saturating it with oxygen, and then returning back to the water body.

Oxygen demand in the bottom waters surpasses oxygen levels stored during stratification, which is commonly observed with eutrophic ponds and lakes. The approach of OST to add oxygen is traceable, enabling desired dissolved oxygen level to be sustained depending on water depth, pressure, and saltiness.

Target Specialty Products’ President, David Helt said that Vertex looks forward to indulging in modernization and new skills to bring in novel approaches and upgraded solutions to customers for their current demands.

He added that their firm is pleased to announce that Vertex Aquatic Solutions has developed a new oxygen saturation technology based on side-stream saturation tetrahedrons in collaboration with Gantzer Water.

According to Patrick Goodwin, Aquatic Scientist at Vertex Aquatic Solutions, the company is excited to start the deployment of oxygen saturation technology. This ground-breaking technique will boost overall lake water quality and shape the way of handling anoxia.

The revolutionary Vertex OST comes with a freshwater or saline water pump, oxygen dissolution chambers, and a bubble collecting device to remove undesired gas. The technology is designed to deliver the maximum amount of oxygen produced at the lowest operational power cost.

This high-oxygen water is injected into the marine water of a lake or canals through an energy-dissipating header, where it could disperse naturally throughout the dense layer. Soon after injection, the injected oxygen acts as a coloring dye, moving across the dense layer.

There are no bubbles or blending done to disrupt the bottom particles or endanger the lake's natural thermal structure. This system leads to higher absorption of oxygen in the water and at the sediment interface.

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