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Septic System Aerator Types

Categories: Education | Septic Systems

aerationIn a previous article, we explained the process of aeration and the necessity of aeration in supporting the growth of aerobic bacteria. Learn about the importance of aerobic bacteria here.

Aeration is typically achieved through the use of a pump or aerator. There are various types of aerators and they can be distinguished from one another by the method each uses to produce air flow and the method each uses to deliver that air into the septic tank.

Aerator Types Chart

Aerator Type
Air Flow Method
Air Delivery Method
Linear Air PumpDiaphragmDiffuser
Shaft AeratorHollow Shaft DesignAspirator Tip
Rotary VaneRotor/Carbon VanesDiffuser
Regenerative BlowerFan/ImpellerDiffuser
SubmersibleImpellerTube Drawn/Impeller

This chart shows each aerator type and its air flow and air delivery methods. Click on the aerator name to view an example of the aerator type and to read more about it.

In terms of installation, maintenance and operation, each aerator type has its advantages. In some circumstances, several aerator types may be used to effectively produce and deliver the proper amount of dissolved oxygen into the septic tank. In choosing the best aerator for your septic system, we recommend that you speak with an experience septic professional.

Posted By: Mike • Posted On: September 17, 2014

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