Engineered & Prototyped at the University of Guelph
The FloNergia airlift pump was engineered and prototyped in the Gryph Energy Lab at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Prototype testing at the Fish Nutrition Research Laboratory at the University of Guelph resulted in a substantial reduction in total energy use as well as lowered operating noise and vibration compared to the centrifugal pumps previously used in their recirculating aquatic system.
Our innovative airlift pump design eliminates the need for a dedicated water circulation system in addition to an aeration system and instead uses the work of moving air alone to circulate and aerate water simultaneously. Water flows into the pump from below, radial air injection enhances oxygenation while axial air injection enhances water lifting.
Our novel airlift pump uses 50-70% less energy than typical
pump systems thanks to its unique design
Designed specifically for aquaculture and hydroponic systems, this patented technology improves water quality by disrupting thermal stratification, improving oxygenation, stripping carbon dioxide, and assisting in the recovery of solid waste.
- Reduces production costs
- Uses 50-70% less energy than typical pump systems
- Improves water quality
- Disrupts thermal stratification
- Improves oxygenation
- Strips carbon dioxide
- Assists in the recovery of solid waste
- 10% higher productivity
- Environmentally friendly
- Low maintenance
- No moving parts
- No lubrication needed
- Lower noise/vibration than centrifugal pumps
- Suitable for rural areas or offshore facilities where access to energy is challenging