Significant percentages of aluminum, copper, iron, manganese, and zinc were removed from the acid mine drainage with the AquaFix system.
— Office of Research and Development, US EPA Innovative Technology Evaluaton Report
To read the full US EPA Innovative Technology Evaluation Report Click Here.

To read the full US EPA Innovative Technology Evaluation Report Click Here.

Typical Applications

Large- and medium-sized installations of AquaFix include storage silos, which are filled by blowing-in lime pellets delivered in bulk, as shown below.

AquaFix installations vary from "turn-key" arrange­ments (where all materials and labor are provided by AquaFix) to installations where the buyer does the installation himself and supplies some of the components, such as the silo.

Highly recommended is the insulated AquaFix steel shed, which protects the operating mechanism dur­ing cold weather, and from vandalism. Some instal­lations have both the water supply (used to drive the water wheel) and the stream to be treated confined to underground piping to further restrict vandalism and assure better operation in cold temperatures.

AquaFix units require no electricity, and once treat­ment flow is properly regulated, require minimal attention and effort—personnel often are able to limit their visits to the site to once a week or less. Aqua-Fix keeps on working 24/7 to assure the best, most consistent water treatment possible.

The only difference between various AquaFix units relates to the size of the lime pebble storage unit, and the volume of water to be treated. All units work on the same simple water-wheel principle.

The AquaFix treatment unit, shown above, is protected from the weather and from vandalism by the steel building underneath the silo of this 35-ton unit. Prefabricated parts make installation quick and easy.

Water channels and piping, as well as a concrete pad to speci­fications all should be in place before the unit is installed. Crews arrive with all necessary materials, and leave with the unit in place and fully operational!

Shown above is graphic demonstration of an actual 30-day monitoring of water treatment comparing the steady, consistent work of the self-propelled AquaFix device (using inexpensive, safe-to-handle lime pebbles) with the very expensive and hazardous treatment process involving caustic soda.  

Shown above is graphic demonstration of an actual 30-day monitoring of water treatment comparing the steady, consistent work of the self-propelled AquaFix device (using inexpensive, safe-to-handle lime pebbles) with the very expensive and hazardous treatment process involving caustic soda.  

Not only is the AquaFix process less expensive, it's more consistent! Click on the Projects link to the left for an abundance of similar studies revealing the effectiveness and efficiency of the AquaFix system. Or ask us for more detailed case studies, which are likely to compare closely to your treatment situation.

Made for Rugged Settings

AquaFix systems operate year-round, even in harsh winter settings, when AquaFix units are protected by our propane heating units, controlled by thermocouples to maintain temperature in the insu­lated operating shed between 45 to 85 degrees F. Such units require minimal human monitoring.

Below is the basic AquaFix unit with a 2,000-pound storage bin. The unit is mounted on a concrete pad. Drive water is piped in underground. A metal building will be installed over the concrete pad and AquaFix unit.

The size of an AquaFix unit is relatively small, as shown in the photo above. A large stor­age silo for pebble lime dominates the setting. The AquaFix unit itself generally is enclosed in a steel shed (shown under construction in photo above) which pro­tects the system from both harsh weather and vandalism. Larger storage silos enable continuous operation over extended periods of time without the need for replenishing the lime supply.