MOLEAER’S nanoBoost™ NANOBUBBLE GENERATOR INCREASES CROP YIELD BY 38-56%
Hort Americas recently conducted series of tests to validate the effectiveness and beneft claims of three aeration systems at their hydroponic facility in Dallas, Texas. One of the biggest challenges faced by hydroponic and greenhouse farmers is the ability to maintain proper dissolved oxygen (DO) levels during warmer seasons – the higher the temperature, the more diffcult it is to maintain elevated dissolved oxygen. Low DO levels and warm water, stress plants, limit growth and make them prone to root infections.
Oxygen is an essential element required for plant growth. It provides the necessary energy for plants to turn sugars into cell structure. Maximizing oxygen saturation helps root systems grow bigger and work more effciently, allowing for better nutrient uptake. Oxygen enrichment also activates benefcial microbes around the roots and prevents pathogenic organisms from causing disease.
To validate Moleaer’s nanoBoost nanobubble Generator, the unit was tested alongside two other conventional aeration devices. The test conditions were carefully controlled for all three systems.
• Water temp: 87°- 90° F (30.5° – 32° C)
• Light Source: Natural sunlight
• Nutrients: Standard NPK w/ micro-nutrient blend
The results were dramatic. The picture on the left shows the difference in root structure and head growth. The largest plant and most developed root system, shown on the far left, is the result of the nanoBoost Generator. Despite very warm water temperatures, the nanobubbles from Moleaer’s
nanoBoost remained stable and suspended in the water, effectively delivering a steady transfer of oxygen to the plant. Table 1 below illustrates the dissolved oxygen (DO) content:
|Moleaer nanoBoost*||29 ppm|
|Air Stone||2 ppm|
*nanoBoost transferred only 0.25 SCFH of pure oxygen
Moleaer’s nanoBoost has been proven to signifcantly increase plant growth, improve size uniformity, reduce stress and prevent root disease under the most extreme conditions. It delivers billions of nanobubbles with 200-times the inter-facial surface area when compared to micro bubbles, making them far superior in transporting valuable oxygen to a plant’s root system. In addition, the surface of the nanobubbles is negatively charged, attracting nutrient salts and enhancing nutrient uptake. Nanobubbles also increase the mobility of water molecules, potentially improving plant transpiratio
The unit is easy to install and includes no moving parts to ensure durability and reliability. The nanoBoost can be retroftted with existing pumps to maximize effciency, or can be confgured with an integrated pump.
Table 2 below shows the empirical data for various plants included in the test. The difference is clear
|Seed to Harvest
|Avg. Daily Light
(nanoBoost over Venturi)
|Arugula||31||49||6 – 9||0.39 oz||2.18 oz||3.4 oz||56%|
|Italian Basil||39||49||6 – 9||0.39 oz||2.18 oz||3.4 oz||50%|
|Red Butterhead Lettuce||21||38||6 – 9||1.86 oz||3.31 oz||4.66 oz||41%|
|Red Rubin Basil||17||31||6 – 9||0.4 oz||0.5 oz||0.69 oz||38%|
RED RUBIN BASIL – ROOT DEVELOPMENT
ARUGULA – PLANT DEVELOPMENT
BASIL & LETTUCE – PLANT DEVELOPMENT
LEFT TO RIGHT: XTB, VENTURI, AIR STONE
ARUGULA – PLANT DEVELOPMENT
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