Vard Aqua Chile and GAIA have entered into an Authorized Integrator Agreement which allows Vard to distribute, install, and provide technical support for the implementation of GAIA ultra-fine nanobubble generation technology into systems for Chilean Aquaculture.
GAIA’s ultra-fine nanobubble generators increase dissolved oxygen in seawater fish farms. The ultra-fine nanobubbles contribute to more efficient and sustainable aquaculture operations. As Jorge Flores of Vard Aqua Chile said, “The Technology is already patent pending and widely distributed in Canada, which makes this task much easier for us with our local clients.”
Read more on GAIA’s developments with Vard Aqua Chile here.
Companies looking for fine and ultrafine bubble technology, commonly referred to as nanobubble technology, to integrate into their systems have many vendors from which to choose. The methodology used to produce these invisible bubbles, varies widely within the industry. One highly respected company in the bubble marketplace is IDEC Corporation, based in Osaka, Japan. They have been working in the fine and ultrafine bubble space for well over two decades. IDEC Corporation has been a leading force in the field and is instrumental in the movement to standardize definitions and measurement techniques through a process currently being undertaken by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
In August of 2016, Gaia was invited to visit IDEC to have the efficacy of Gaia’s patent pending technology analyzed in production of ultrafine nanobubbles. The testing was conducted at the University of Osaka, Photonics Department laboratory under the supervision of IDEC scientists. A Malvern Particle Analyzer, the NanoSight NS500V-HS, was used to determine composition of bubbles produced and dissolved gas measurements. These tests were performed with oxygen and carbon dioxide gases. The experiments performed showed that Gaia technology produced bubbles in the range of 100 nanometers (0.1 microns) in size with volume concentrations dependent on the gas injected.
Recognizing the complimentary nature of Gaia’s technology to that offered by IDEC, the companies executed a Cooperative Business Relationship Agreement in December, 2016. The Agreement, which continues today, solidified the companies’ working relationship in expanding the ultrafine nanobubble markets in the US and internationally.
For more information on IDEC Corporation and proprietary GaLF Ultrafine Bubble Technology, please click here.
Gaia, a global leader in the development and application of super oxygen saturation systems empowered by ultra-fine nanobubble technology, has had an ongoing relationship with Cermaq, Canada for over 10 years, starting with evaluation systems and progressing to full implementation in several of their farms in Canada and Chile. Gaia’s patented super saturation technology continues to be a leader in ultra-fine nanobubble systems designed to boost oxygen levels in aquaculture, remediate algae and improve fish health and growth.
Scientists for decades have noted the increasing frequency of phytoplankton blooms (algae) as global temperatures rise. These current warming trends in the oceans cause phytoplankton blooms, reduced health and low harvest weight due to less than optimal dissolved oxygen levels. The warmer the water the lower the level of naturally occurring dissolved oxygen. These occurrences, experienced around the world, have a significant negative impact on open ocean aquaculture.
Gaia’s patent pending process for creating oxygen ultra-fine nanobubbles is vital to the future of aquaculture producers, remediating phytoplankton while providing sustainable oxygen levels that maximize fish health and growth.
In the July/August 2019 issue of Aquaculture North America, salmon producer Cermaq, Canada speaks about the use of Gaia ultra-fine nanobubble technology in delivering oxygen efficiently to their farms to help mitigate the effects of low dissolved oxygen in ocean water. Gaia’s ultra-fine nanobubbles remain stable in solution for a much longer time than other aeration systems in use by many producers. Further, Gaia ultra-fine nanobubble oxygenation technology can be deployed at varying depths depending on pen construction.
Gaia continues to work with aquaculture companies worldwide to provide them with ultra-fine nanobubble technical expertise and installation support to meet their needs.