The Vacuum AirLift

The Vacuum AirLift (VAL) is a new, sustainable, and efficient water treatment system. It is an innovative and versatile, yet simple, technology platform with four basic functions:


The VAL provides superior water treatment solutions for many industries, including Oil & Gas, Aquaculture, and Microalgae Production.


How It Works

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Vacuum is used to raise water within 2 concentric tubes.

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The vacuum pulls air through diffusers, which generate an airlift and, therefore, water circulation.

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The bubbles rise and create a foam at the top of the VAL. The foam, filled with micro-particles, is then extracted by the vacuum.

Current Results

Water treatment is performed using less energy, and without the need for additional chemicals or consumables.


The vacuum pump can be positioned away from the water source, making the process safe, easy to operate and maintain.


General Performance

  • Water flow rates range between 10 and 5,000 gpm per unit, depending on the use.
  • Energy consumption as low as 5 W/m^3 for water circulation.
  • CO2 stripped can range from 0.2 to 10 lbs/hour.
  • Depending on size and unit configuration, 0.2 lbs to 5 lbs of O2 can be dissolved per hour.