International Journal of Industrial Electronics and Electrical Engineering(IJIEEE).
Paper Title - Solar Energy Aerator
Oxygen was vital to all livelihoods and lives. A life required oxygen to maintain various processes in the body for
growth. If oxygen did not exist or existed too little, a life was unable to continue. Amount of oxygen dissolved in water was
necessary to aquatic animals’ beings. Moreover, it was also an indication of water condition. As the amount of oxygen
dissolved in water was diminished, the water became polluted. Therefore, it was essential to increase the oxygen level in
water by using an aerator. In general, such aerator used power supply by electricity. Nonetheless, the research had designed
the one worked by solar energy. Electricity generated from the solar energy was utilized to supply the aerator. According to
the test result obtained from the invented aerator, an 80-watt solar cell generated electricity for the aerator gave electric
power to a water pump as well as an electricity charge to a battery to efficiently supply while there was no sunlight. The
solar cell generated electricity approximately 6-8 hours per day. The best time that the maximum output was produced was
between 10.30 AM till 2.30 PM. From the initial use, the aerator using the power from the solar cell increased oxygen
amount dissolved in water for about 9.5 mg/L in an hour. However, along the time, the dissolved oxygen increment rate was
reduced to approximately 4.4-5 mg/L.
Keywords: Solar Energy Aerator, Aerator, Solar Energy