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.
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