Patent Number: 6,254,066

Title: Apparatus for aerating liquid in a wastewater treatment tank

Abstract: An apparatus for aerating liquid in a wastewater treatment tank having a submergible motor with a shaft extending outwardly therefrom, a supporting member affixed to the submergible motor and adapted to maintain the submergible motor in a position within the liquid in the wastewater treatment tank, a propeller affixed to the shaft of the submergible motor, a housing extending around the propeller and the shaft, and an air tube connected to the housing and adapted to pass air interior of the housing between the propeller and the motor. The housing has a tubular configuration with a diameter slightly greater than the diameter of the propeller. The housing will extending beyond an end of the propeller opposite the shaft. The air tube extends so as to have one end affixed to the housing and communicating with an interior of the housing at an opposite end opening to an area outside of the liquid in the wastewater treatment tank.

Inventors: Drewery; T. Gig (Lumberton, TX)

Assignee: Aqua Partners, Ltd.

International Classification: B01F 3/04 (20060101); B01F 7/00 (20060101); C02F 3/20 (20060101); B01D 047/16 (); C10J 001/18 (); F24F 003/14 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018