HIOS Waste Management System
This is typically the way a new containment water lagoon is built using a NOAH Water Technologies Manure Lagoon System before it is put in use. It is also the way to convert a standard manure lagoon after it has been fully remediated and treated with the HIOS aerobic system.
The HIOS system divides the lagoon into five or more sections (cells), and converts the lagoon into a continuous flow, irrigation ready system. (A hog farm has the requirement for more cells as hogs produce more manure and organic bio-solids.) The first cell on the left of this diagram shows the influent site where the manure and organic bio-solids, or contaminated water enters the system.
In this first cell are two HIOS rafts powered by the blowers, which keep the super oxygenated water continuously circulating. Also in this section, is the first of two electrical frequency unit transducers, which allow for the large release of dissolved oxygen into the water. It is this dissolved oxygen which helps feed the aerobic bacteria that digest the organic bio-solids; 21 times faster than anaerobic greenhouse gas producing bacteria.
The best quality water from the first cell passes by way of a special divider into the second cell where the aerobic bacteria continue to digest the organic bio-solids. The best water continues through another special divider into the third cell and at this point there is very little trace of organic bio-solids in the water.
The water continues through dividers past a second electrical frequency unit releasing more dissolved oxygen into the water. In the last cell part of the super oxygenated nutrient rich water is fed back through a return pipe to the first cell at the influent site where it helps the aerobic bacterial colonies in the first cell grow and thrive.
The super oxygenated water from the last cell is now completely clear of all organic bio-solids; it is odourless, rich in beneficial bacteria, and the end product can be compared to worm castings as it's very high in plant-available soluble nutrients. The water may now be applied through regular irrigation equipment to the fields at any time of year.
Cleans Irrigation Pipes and Nozzles
An additional benefit of the electronic conditioning process is that it prevents and reverses the build up of mineral calcification on the inside of the irrigation pipes and nozzles, which this is especially useful in hard water areas. The result is two-fold; as the high nutrient water feeds the crops it simultaneously cleans the pipes.
Promotes Plant Growth and Health
The super oxygenated water also improves soil texture when sprayed on the field as it contains a positive electrical charge that enables the water to bond with the negatively charged minerals in the upper layers of the soil. This keeps the moisture in the grow zone longer which supports healthy plant growth by allowing the soluble nutrients to be more readily bio-available to the plants.
Reduces Chemical Usage
A healthy plant is a less stressed plant. A less stressed plant is more resistant to pests and can thrive with fewer pesticides, all of which lead to the production of a more nutritious crop and higher crop yields. Farmers also reported an improved root growth, better plant germination and growth, higher brix ratings, and longer shelf life.
Pays for Itself
This whole process saves the farmer tens of thousands a year in equipment, chemical and labour costs, allowing the system to pay for itself time and time again.
Can be used for virtually any application
The NOAH HIOS system may be used for any type of contaminated water application a few examples where it has been used or has been proposed are:
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