Hydroelectric power generates around 20 percent of the world's electricity and about 10 percent of all electricity generated in the United States. Unfortunately, low dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations are a significant and common water quality problem downstream of hydropower facilities.
With its unique ability to aerate high volume flows, Hydroventuri’s HiMix™ system can drive up hydropower plant deployment whilst ensuring environmental compliance – enabling utilisation of a significant renewable energy resource.
For example, Hydroventuri’s HiMix™ can enable power plant operators and developers to access previously untapped hydro-power resources, such as low head flood defence and irrigation systems or water storage assets, by improving the oxygen content of water discharges.
For the 21st Century, the Hydroventuri HiMix™ system provides potential access to a genuine and significant growth market for new assets for renewable electricity production; or at lowest capital cost for older plants or for plants seeking re-licensing, the potential to meet ever tightening environmental safeguards set by regulators.
Hydroventuri are working on adapting its HiMix™ systems to provide an innovative and highly cost effective solution to enhance cooling of thermal power plants, owing to its capacity for large volume mass transfer. This unique ability can help regulate both oxygen content and thermal gradients in receiving waters - ensuring environmental compliance during hot summer periods for thermal power plant operators.