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Panel Diffusers = Efficiency, Fact or Fiction

By: Tom Frankel
Post Date: March 3rd 2010

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What may start out as a high efficiency diffuser doesn’t always stay that way! It’s important to select fine bubble diffusers on the basis of overall wire-to-water efficiency ( as we discussed in a blog posting a couple of weeks ago) but also to select a diffuser membrane material that doesn’t lose it’s initial physical properties.

Here is a photo of a panel diffuser installation by another manufacturer in a rectangular tank. Does it really look more efficient than the photo of a disc diffuser installation in the round tank? Sometimes, you have to trust your eyes, not your ears.

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