12 Jul 7 facts to know about the KRIA Ionizer
The KRIA Ionizer is a machine whose EcoSOAR™ technology produces superoxide to clean the water column and sediment. Here are seven things you need to know about this technology.
1. The KRIA Ionizer creates superoxide (SO) and injects those molecules into the water column. This concentrated application quickly works to clean the water of organic pollutants and excessive nutrients.
2. SO is an advanced oxidative procedure that reacts to carbon in organic materials. SO combines with the carbon to create carbon dioxide (CO2) and other substances, such as water, hydrogen and nitrogen. These compounds and elements are returned to the environment.
3. The KRIA Ionizer’s EcoSOAR technology has been shown to reduce cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), phosphates, nitrates and harmful bacteria in the water column.
4. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tested the effects of the KRIA Ionizer and its EcoSOAR technology on cyanobacteria. The final results, published in 2016, showed the ionizer can reduce cyanobacteria by up to 80 percent in five minutes, and the bacteria’s harmful byproduct, microcystin toxin, by up to 92 percent in five minutes.
5. The KRIA Ionizer was tested on quagga mussels in an Arizona fish hatchery in 2015. Results show the mortality rate of adult quagga mussels treated by the ionizer’s superoxide was 74 percent after 17 days; the control average was 7 percent. Mortality rates of quagga mussels in larval stage, called veligers, reached as high as 87 percent at 48 hours.
6. The machine weighs 1,003 pounds and measures 29.5 inches wide by 51.18 inches long and 29.5 inches tall, making it a portable solution for water treatment.
7. In calm water, SO created by the machine can spread 500 feet per day, travel as far as a 5,000 feet, and reach depths of 330 feet. Ions are active and clean for 7-10 days.