The Electromagnetic Oxygen and Hydrogen Device

Project 10



Water pollution caused by numerous factors, including excess of fertilizer and toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs), is triggering more frequent and damaging harmful algal blooms across a majority of integrated bodies of water throughout Florida. Common methods to improve water quality in ponds and lakes include surface aeration in the form of fountains or the addition of harmful chemicals to the water, neither of which are overly effective nor beneficial to the environment in and around the body of water. The objective of this project is to test a novel aeration technique – the Electromagnetic Oxygen and Hydrogen Device (EMOH) to provide a more effective source of aeration for fresh bodies of water by increasing levels od dissolved oxygen. EMOH is based off of the science of magnetohydrodynamics through the use of an electromagnetic field, electrical current, and moving fluid that collaboratively generate micro-and-nanobubbles of hydrogen and oxygen that in turn provide revitalizing dissolved oxygen to the ecosystem.   

This project is applied in the stormwater retention pond behind Engineering East at Florida Atlantic University. The team will be testing several characteristics of the water, such as flowrate, dissolved oxygen, total dissolved solids, pH, conductivity, temperature, total nitrogen and phosphorus, and alkalinity.    


Community Benefit

This device will make an impact by providing a natural jump-start to the revitalization of the ecosystem in and around a body of water, further increasing the air and water quality, as well as the quality of life for freshwater wildlife. 


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