How the Airwell System Works

• A pipe with an aeration section is inserted into the well bore, down to the bottom of the well.

• Pressurized air is fed into this pipe on an ongoing basis. This causes the water from the bottom of the well to be air-lifted to the top of the pipe.

• Recirculating the water in this manner oxidizes the water contaminants in the well, actually penetrating back into the aquifer.

• Test results show that the Airwell system quickly and reliably removes contaminants.

How The Airwell Treatment Improves Water Quality

The Airwell, system is designed to treat residential groundwater supplies coming from aquifer sources devoid of prior access to atmospheric oxygen. Unable to vent to the atmosphere, gases, such as methane, radon, and other volatiles may accumulate under pressure in such water. Additionally, without contact to the oxygen of the atmosphere, excess oxidizable mineral elements such as iron, manganese, and sulphide may develop towards causing staining and plugging deposits in the user’s water system once air access does occur.

The Airwell installation seeks to restore air access to the water for remedying its prior restraints. Basically, a steady source of air is provided in an aeration tube that extends all the way to the bottom of the well. This air injection lifts the water column in the tube to pour an aerated flow of water onto the top of the water level of the well itself. As water is drawn from the bottom of the well and returned onto the top, in a few hours all the water in the well will usually have passed through the aeration cycle several times.

The result is that the injected air will have stripped previously trapped gases out of the water and will have done so at the quite depressurized conditions at the top of the well.

Meanwhile, the dissolved oxygen in the aerated water as delivered to the bottom of the well with up to 10 mg/L of oxygen ends up opposite to the aquifer zone from which the well obtains its water. During quiescent, non-pumping intervals, such as with a nighttime residential cycle, this dissolved oxygen diffuses out into the aquifer to oxidize contaminants before they get access to the well itself. Oxidized contaminants are thus filtered within the aquifer itself, on the basis that water withdrawals at any one time do not exceed several hundred gallons.

Now, aeration can be considered one of the simplest, chemical-free procedures that one can imagine; but, any standard aeration of well waters usually plugs severely in a manner of weeks, unless the patented Airwell techniques are applied. Airwell systems entail no over-dosable chemicals and no inconvenient home treatment processes. The water is treated the way that nature would have, if air access to the aquifer would have been available.