About micro bubbles
- Q1. What are micro bubbles?
A micro bubble is a small bubble with a diameter of 5~50 micron. (Table 1) To put it into perspective, the diameter of a hair is 80~150 microns and the diameter of a pore is about 200 microns; you see now how small this micro bubble is.
- Q2. What are the effects of micro bubbles?
- The effect of micro bubbles can be roughly divided into 3 categories
① Fine micro bubbles enter into pores or into fibers and push dirt out.
② A rise in temperature and ultrasonic waves are created when micro bubbles disappear due to water pressure, which then allows the bubbles to remove dirt easily or activate the metabolism for dirt removal. In theory, a phenomenon occurs at which ultrasonic waves of about 400km/hour and a high heat of about 5500 degrees (C) are generated; However, this is all occurring in the micro world, and in real life this phenomenon is not hot or even painful.
③ Oxygen dissolved in the water becomes easy to absorb. This phenomenon can enable saltwater fish and freshwater fish to live together in the same tank and for oysters to be protected from the damage of red tide. Also, anaerobic bacteria such as E. coli and Legionella are reduced, while there is an increase in the number of aerobic bacteria such as Bacillus (a common probiotic).
- Q3. Where does the foam of the micro bubbles come from?
- Rather than taking in air from the outside, the micro bubbles of our company use the air contained in tap water to generate micro bubbles compulsively, an action called cavitation. Therefore, as shown in Table 1, we can generate a large number of high quality micro bubbles centered on 14 microns. Moreover, they are completely safe because they do not contain any other substances besides tap water.
Q4. Are the bubbles visible to the naked eye?
- It is not possible to see the micro bubbles with the naked eye as they come out through a shower head. If you would like to see them, remove the shower head as shown in Illustration 1 and place it into a big, clear beaker or a tea server. Then turn on the faucet inside water.
It is possible to recognize the micro bubbles inside water if you shine light from the bottom.
(Although micro bubbles are contained in tap water too, they are vastly different from the bubbles which have are created through the Micro Bubble Generator. For example, there will be a large difference in the size and amount of bubbles. There will be a difference in the overall effect.)