Aqua Clear Water Treatment Specialists offers ozone generator systems for disinfection of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and cysts. Used as an alternative to chlorination, ozone disinfection systems eliminate drawbacks associated with chlorine disinfection such as chemical residue taste and chlorinated disinfection byproducts (DBPs). Ozone is a stronger oxidizer than chlorine.
Ozone is effective in the disinfection of water used for bottled water and ingredient water used in food and beverages. A typical setup is to dissolve ozone into high purity water in the product water storage tank.
Ozone is also effective in the breakdown of organic compounds (TOC) and is an alternative to activated carbon in removing color and odor from groundwater due to humic, fulvic and tannic acids. Ozone is also effective at removing the color of textile and tannery wastewater.
Ozone is generated by an electrical discharge (corona discharge) produced by passing either air or oxygen gas through a small gap between parallel metal plates or concentric tubes. The inner tube is covered with a material (dielectric). As the gas flows through it creates a low current electrical discharge across the gap at a high voltage gradient which splits the O2 and recombines the molecules to form ozone (O3).
To keep storage and distribution systems disinfected, the ozone gas is dissolved in the product water storage tank water via a venturi injector or a bubble diffuser.