A strong and stable vortex flow is formed inside the vortex chamber, causing a strongly reduced pressure along the vortex axis.
Macroscopic and microscopic gas bubbles in water will be pulled into the low-pressure zone in the vortex chamber.
The low pressure will cause them to expand and gather into large bubbles that can be easily extracted downstream of the vortex generator.
Removing the micro air bubbles
Effects on the Water
Where do the air bubbles go?
The micro air bubbles are released into the atmosphere. The REALice® technology separates the micro air bubbles from the water. The air and the treated water go into the resurfacer: water on the bottom, air on top.
VPT – VORTEX PROCESS TECHNOLOGY “REALICE” TECHNICAL BRIEF
1.) Eliminates or significantly reduces lime scale in water. Soluble forms of calcium such as calcium bicarbonate (CaHCO3)2 are transformed into calcite and aragonite, which do not attach to pipes, nozzles or other warm surfaces and which are also removed.
2. Removes micro-bubbles of air, air, resulting in decreased viscosity from 5-17%, as well as better heat transfer than untreated water
3. Removes unbound gas (air, CO2) from the water by a vacuum in the middle of the vortex – controlled cavitation due to the design of the unit
4. Calcium bicarbonate (CaHCO3)2 in the water is forced to precipitate out in the form of calcite (CaCO3) – primarily aragonite crystals which have minimal scaling properties – does not precipitate on surfaces
5. Decrease viscosity due to removal of micro-bubbles of ~5%-18%; improves heat transfer