8 Dual Air-Max units turning over


These eight
"Dual Oxygenator" units replaced the competitions "Solar Powered Unit" and

What you can't see is the aspirating nozzle effect taking place below the surface of the water (pictured below)!

With the early morning sun it looks as though the fountain effect is on FIRE!

The fountain spray breaks the water up into small droplets so it's more efficient at releasing


Summer & Winter Operation

During the winter months the above surface spray is turned off while the “Sub Surface Aspirator” continues to circulate and inject air into the water below. During the colder months the “warmer” water is pulled from the bottom and helps keep an opening in the ice. Your water is still circulated and treated even during extreme weather conditions.

While the competition sits encased silently in ice, our units continue to work, and work, and work……

Water TowerLarge System DBP Control
Remove Trihalomethanes, Haloacetic acids (TTHM, HAA5) from drinking water with the AIR-MAX OXYGEN INJECTOR ™

Helps provide Safe Drinking Water for drinking water distribution systems for municipalities, cities, towns or even cisterns. These units have been used in Water Storage Facilities, Water Towers, Reservoirs and Large Holding tanks.

The US Environmental Protection Agency recently introduced new regulations to help further reduce health risks associated with Disinfecting Byproducts (DBP's).

oxygenator operating

Call us at 1-800-563-5628 and get your DBP's Under Control

The Air-Max Oxygenator injects oxygen into the drinking water to Reduce Disinfecting Byproducts such as Trihalomethanes, Haloacetic acids (TTHM, HAA5), Chlorite and Bromate.

The AIR-MAX OXYGEN INJECTOR™ unit is successful at air stripping DBP's and chloroform (one of the trihalomethanes) from drinking water.

Disinfecting of drinking water is one of the major public health advances of the 20th century. However, the disinfectants themselves can react with naturally-occurring materials in the water to form unintended byproducts which may pose health risks. A major challenge for water suppliers is balancing the risks from microbial pathogens and disinfecting byproducts. The Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfecting Byproducts Rule and Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule together address these risks.

Superior at re-circulating water within storage tanks, and continually stripping chloroform from the water vs. other systems where water is treated in a single pass through mode.

The Air-Max Oxygenator removes more THM's than units costing over $40,000!

The Air-Max Oxygenator has been tested against and compared to other products that have a much higher initial cost and operating costs. Some of these units had little or no effect on the water quality. The Air-Max produced superior results in these comparison studies.

These independent studies proved the Air-Max is a VERY EFFICIENT in both initial costs and operating costs.

A well-maintained and protected drinking water supply is critical to the success of any community, town or city.

The Air Max Oxygen Injector unit will provide the following features.

  • It has the greatest adjustable distance between the intake and discharge of a self contained unit.
  • Eliminates the thermal stratification in your tank or reservoir.
  • It is one of the few products that can be used in extreme weather conditions.  
  • It is a product that can be used in very poor water conditions. 
  • Designed for continuous duty.
  • Continually circulates the entire tank, not just certain depths.
  • Very energy efficient, requires only 1200 watts at 120 volts of electrical power.
  • It has a concept for water Circulation and Aeration of water tanks and reservoirs that is ranked number one by some Universities and Pond Aeration studies of North America.
  • "Patents Pending - 61201815"

What are DPB's and how are they formed!

NOM = Natural Organic Material - Leaves, debris, soil etc.
DPB = Disinfection by-product

Time - Temp - Ph chart

As illustrated above, Time, Temperature and Ph are determining factors in the formation of DBP's. C12 (chlorine of some form) is added to the water to aid in the removal of microbial organisms from the drinking water. The problem is that the C12 reacts with NOM (natural organic material) to form DBP's (disinfecting byproducts). Then this problem is compounded by TIME in the storage tank. The longer the water stays in the tank (no circulation) it becomes thermally stratified. Thermal stratification is where the colder water begins to settle toward the bottom of the tank, and the warmer water rises. Depending upon how your tank is set up, some tanks get replenished in the bottom and then depleted from the bottom. This allows the upper warmer water to stay in the tank for extended periods of time. This warmer water accumulates unwanted DBP's.

Chemical, biological and mechanical oxidations are candidate technologies to control DBP formation. links between compound character, removal and DBP formation.

The Air-Max Oxygenator can help to eliminate this stratification, and release the DBP's back into the atmosphere. The Air-Max Oxygenator starts to immediately circulate the lower colder water to the top and break up the warmer water. Over time this creates an even temperature from top to bottom. During this time air bubbles ( oxygen) is being introduced into the water which starts to strip the water of the unwanted DBP's through AOP (advanced oxidation process). With most other AOP's there was an increase in HAA's, where the Air-Max Oxygenator aided in releasing some of the HAA's. Formation of disinfections by-products (DBP's) can be controlled by removal of disinfections by-product precursors before disinfection.

Installing the Air-Max Oxygen Injector
in the Mumford Tank

Testing provided by and conducted by the
Monroe County Water Authority, NY


Tank Size

40 Feet Tall
38 Feet Dia.
0.3 MG


Installing the Air-Max Oxygenator

The pump motor assembly is easily attached to the float body with the supplied clamps and tubing. The flexible tubing is easily adjustable for the different depths of your tank or reservoir. The test unit was a 1/2 horsepower unit and operated on standard 120 volts at 60Hz. The pump and motor are stainless steel in construction and enclosed in a pvc induction sleeve that has a stainless steel intake screen. To meet NEC Electrical Codes, the unit needs to be installed with proper GFCI protection to avoid accidental shock.

Immediately after installation, the Air-Max began to produce highly aerated and oxygenated plumes of water (see below). These plumes were projecting outward in excess of 40 feet (20 feet in either direction).

"We were so impressed with the results of the 1/2 horsepower unit, we purchased an additional 1 horsepower unit for further testing."


Oxygen Injector after installation

Oxygrn Injector in operation

What's Below the Waterline

The water is drawn into the unit at the lower depths of the reservoir and pumped toward the nozzle. As the water enters the nozzle oxygen is introduced into the opposing streams which helps oxidize the “disinfecting byproducts” known as DBP's. These "DBP's are listed as volatile bi products caused by the chemical reaction between chlorine and natural material such as soil, organic material, and water acids. One of the problem DBP’s formed is chloroform. Our AIR-MAX OXYGEN INJECTOR™ proved effective in helping to remove these toxic chemicals including chloroform for the reservoir. The unit removes the chloroform by virtue of volatilization. As the water is forced through our unit the injecting air, caused the chloroform to become entrained into the air bubbles so they could evaporate into the air as it breaks the surface of the water. The chloroform is simply released into the atmosphere. .

In tests conducted by the Monroe County Water Authority the Air Max proved to be effective at reducing THM's and Chloroform.

In the chart below, you can see a dramatic reduction in the THM's as parts per billion

Upon startup on July 24th we were running around 51-52 ppb. Twelve days later on August 4th we were at 35 ppb

The unit was turned off and over the next twenty days the ppb's rose back up to 50 ppb.

The unit was turned back on and over the next THREE WEEKS lowered back to 32 ppb

We achieved a 36% reduction in THM's in three weeks.

THM - Ph Result Chart


  • The system is composed of fiberglass, braided tubing and copper.
  • Oil-less Franklin motor, available in 1/2 and1 Hp units.
  • NYSDOH and MCDOH have verbally accepted its use in a pilot situation as long as we use a NEW unit and it is disinfected prior to placement

Estimated Costs – Mumford Test Tank

Capital Outlay
Air Max unit $ 3205
Misc. additional equipment $ 100

0.37 kw-hr
2,160 hrs

Total Operating Cost:
$ 87.90 / 3 months
$0.03 / 1000 gal

When we asked Mr. Thomas F. Clark, production engineer, of Monroe County Water Authority of New York, the following questions, these were his replies:

  • What do we say to folks as to why our product worked well in your tests? Mr. Thomas Clark, of MCWA, said, "It was successful at air stripping chloroform (one of the trihalomethanes) from drinking water."

  • What is it most effective at doing? Mr. Thomas Clark, of MCWA, said, "Injecting air and volatizing chloroform from the water."

  • Why should someone buy our product over others that were tested? Mr. Thomas Clark, of MCWA, said, "It allowed us to re-circulate water within our tank, continually stripping chloroform from the water vs. other systems that we tried where the water was treated in a single pass through mode. Where the water got some air, then proceeded on and did not receive any more air."

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Basic Water Survival Tips

Human's can survive an average of three to five days without any water. Your altitude, room temperature and relative humidity also play a vital role in this determination. During the 2010 Haiti disaster they found people alive as long as fourteen (14) days. In colder or warmer temperatures, the need for water is greater. The need for water also increases with physical activity as your body loses liquids through perspiration.

A typical person will lose 60 to 100 ounces of water per day under ordinary conditions. One typically requires 120 to 200 ounces of water or other liquids every day to avoid dehydration and to keep the body functioning properly. Recent Studies have stated that you should drink a minimum of 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water to remain properly hydrated.

Dehydration is the result of not taking in enough fluids. Dehydration leads to lethargy, headaches, dizziness, confusion, and eventually even death. Even mild dehydration reduces endurance and impairs concentration, which can be dangerous where clear thinking is essential. Dark yellow or brown urine is an easy way to determine if you are dehydrated.

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. (If you feel tired some morning, try drinking a pint of pure water....) Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers. (Maybe the so called arthritis is just a water deficiency in some cases!) A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page. According to some nutritionists, drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

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