‘s-GRAVENZANDE, The Netherlands: Royal Brinkman and Moleaer have joined forces to significantly improve the water quality for the horticultural sector with a new ‘nanobubble’ technology. Nanobubbles increase the oxygen content in irrigation water. Oxygen enrichment of the irrigation water significantly improves the quality and production of the crop.
Moleaer commercialised their nanobubble technology in 2017 and shortly after, entered the Horticulture market. “Growers who apply nanobubbles to their irrigation water consistently experience better water quality. Thanks to the new collaboration between Moleaer and Royal Brinkman, growers worldwide can now experience the benefits of oxygen nanobubbles”, says Michiel de Jong, Director of Business Development in Horticulture & Europe at Moleaer.
Oxygen is an essential macro-element for healthy plant growth. Nanobubbles have a diameter of 100 nm, smaller than the wavelength of light. They rapidly increase and maintain oxygen levels in irrigation water, improve water quality and enable plant roots to increase nutrient uptake, improving health, yield and crop cycle.
Bas Brinkman, Technical Manager at Royal Brinkman. “Moleaer’s nanobubble technology is the most effective aeration technology we have seen in the industry. In addition, water quality is becoming increasingly important to our customers. Moleaer has shown that when oxygen-enriched nanobubbles are applied to irrigation water, growers can improve overall water quality and thus improve crop production. We are pleased to work with them to introduce this new technology to the international horticultural market. The first large-scale practical trial of nanobubbles in the Netherlands will be launched shortly.” Under terms of the agreement, Royal Brinkman will have the right to promote and distribute Moleaer’s nanobubble products and solutions to the international Horticulture market.
Moleaer Inc. in Los Angeles (California, USA) develops plug-and-play nanobubble generators on an industrial scale to improve a wide range of processes. In addition to (glasshouse) horticulture, they are also used in processes such as metal separation, waste water treatment and oil recovery.
Pictured left to right (on the front row) Michiel de Jong (Moleaer) and Bas Brinkman withver Ronald Barzilaij and Maartje Jung (Royal Brinkman) standing behind.