The system is an advanced filtration system that conditions water through electro-coagulation and filters using advanced ultra filtration. This is done by a patented proprietary technology that uses the energy from the flow of the water to cause an electro-coagulation of suspended solids using an advanced proprietary nanobubble generator. The coagulated particles are filtered out of the water through a series of filteration technologies. These are sized descending from 100 microns to 0.02 microns absolute. The filtration is so fine that viruses, bacteria and dissolved organics are effectively and efficiently removed.
From September of 2005 until now several installations of the technology were closely monitored. The effect of the conditioned filtered water resulted in the following observations:
- Drier litter in broiler farms, turkey farms and pullet operations
- Less airborne dust
- Reduction in cellulitis
- Improved turkey grades
- Improved condemns
- Improved mortality
- Improved weight gain
- Cleaner birds
- Improved manageability of flock infection issues
- Overall better performance
Nipple and bell type poultry drinkers will stay continuously clean and free of scum and film. Water flow will be uniform throughout the barn. There will be a more even population distribution of the birds due to the evenness of the water flow. Though pipes will remain clean running manufacturer line flushing programs should remain as recommended. Even flow means more consistent grow.
Depending on the quality of the existing water and plumbing what one will see in the installation will be consistent clean water.
Results in a properly installed system with pipe cleaning are immediately apparent. In broilers the results usually will improve in the first flock, by the third flock the maximum benefits of the water will be realized. This is due to improved sanitation which takes time because ultra clean water is being used for the first time to clean barns out between flocks.
The Bauer Energy Design filtration system greatly improves chlorination of poultry drinking water. By conditioning the water and ultra filtering the suspended solids, bacteria and viruses in the water the free chlorine residual remains stable and more consistent in the drinking water system. This helps lower the risk of e coli in turkeys and has been proven beneficial in broilers.
The system is a permanent installation that uses maintainable filteration equipment. The system including the nanobubble generators is expected to last with little maintenance for 15 to 20 years.
Maintenance costs per year are dependent on water quality and usage. They are minimal in comparison to other systems.