Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

12-30-2014

Abstract

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for facilitating dissolution of one or more gases into a liquid. Preferred gases for use with the apparatus are oxygen, air, and ozone. An apparatus of the present invention includes a dissolution tank that includes a pressure vessel, at least one liquid spray nozzle, and a fluid outlet. The apparatus also includes a gas source, an element for passing fluid into the pressure vessel, and a discharge device connected to the fluid outlet, which discharge device is provided with at least one orifice. Preferred applications include wastewater treatment, treatment of drinking water, fermentation, and bioremediation.

Department

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Patent Number

US8919743

Application Number

US20130229889 A1

Application Published

9-5-2013

Application Filed

8-31-2012

Assignee

Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

Gregory S. Osborn, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Marty D. Matlock, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

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