Founded in 2002, Bigelow Brook Farm is both an active farm and a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes products for the hydroponics and aquaponics markets. It provides design consulting specializing in the agricultural industry. Their newest invention is now live on kickstarter.
As their new tool, Bigelow Brook Farm introduces a Venturi nozzle that was designed to efficiently aerate water without the need for an expensive air pump or air stones. It can be used for a variety of situations, such as hydroponic deep water culture beds, large fish aquariums, or ornamental ponds.
The Infusinator nozzle is designed for the hydroponic and aquaculture industries and is used to aerate the water. "The traditional method is to use an air pump, weighted air tubes, and air stones. The Venturi nozzles uses the Bernoulli principle to inject air into the water as the water is forced through the nozzle. This new design injects twice the amount of air over standard Venturi nozzles making it more efficient to operate than the traditional air pump," says Rob Torcellini with Bigelow Brook Farm.
Hydroponic growers can use these along the length of their deep water culture beds in order to maintain a higher dissolved oxygen level in the water which will help promote healthier root growth. The nozzles also helps to circulate water throughout the beds to help maintain a more equal distribution of oxygen and nutrients. The aquaculture industry can use the Infusinator within the fish tanks to provide a higher oxygen level for the fish and to create currents within the fish tank.
Manufactured with high-impact polycarbonate, the Infusinator Venturi nozzle can aerate water utilizing an inexpensive water pump instead of the traditional regenerative blower or air pump, weighted air tubes, and air stones.
“We’re very excited about the product,” said Rob Torcellini, owner of Bigelow Brook Farm. “We were frustrated with the conventional aeration systems being expensive, loud, and difficult to maintain. These nozzles are a perfect option to reduce the overall operating costs for aerating various systems. This way, overall hardware and installation costs of growers can be dramatically reduced.”
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