Increasing pressure to reduce the amount of chemicals used in the farming of our food has led the agricultural industry to seek alternatives to pesticides. Ozone has been proven to be an effective agent and leaves no harmful residue on the produce.
Ozone is used in the bottled beverage industry to treat the water used to make the beverages, to sterilize bottles and to disinfect the bottling and filling equipment. In the wine industry, ozone is used to clean the barrels used to age the wine.
Cooling towers treated with ozone offer better heat transfer efficiencies, lower blowdown volumes and decreased chemical usage
The use of Ozone cooling towers is not only good for the environment but also good for the bottom line.
Ozone, a powerful biocide and oxidant , affords several advantages over the traditional chemical treatment of cooling towers.
The Ozone cooling tower application can be achieved by Ozone in gaseous phase where Ozone is produced by Corona discharge or Ozone produced INSITU by water electrolysis in presence of Precious metal catalyst. See link to document below & Ozomax video link in website
Many studies and articles were published about Cooling tower ozone applications such as :
- Elimination of legionnaire's disease as well as other water-borne bacteria and viruses
- Prevention of the formation of algae thus reducing fouling and increasing heat-transfer efficiency
- Reduction in blowdown thus reducing water costs
- Reduction in total operation and maintenance costs
Photoresist removal and silicon wafer production are just a couple of applications of ozone in the electronics industry.
Uses for ozone in food processing include the sanitisation of fruits and vegetables, food storage, chilling, and the disinfection of equipment.
Treating the water used in hydroponics with ozone eliminates hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and pathogens resulting in higher crop yields.
The benefits of ozone in commercial laundries are almost too good to be true. Ozone can greatly reduce the amount of hot water used, reduce chemical usage and recycle wash water for reuse. Moreover, linen life is extended whencompared to chlorine washing representing huge savings forhotels and hospitals.
Fish hatcheries and fish farms play an ever increasing role in supplying the world's demand for fish. Ozone Aquaculture is becoming the main disinfectant for incoming water for fish & shrimp hatcheries as well as recycling water for RAS farming ( see link below) .Ozone Aquaculture is now a mature technology specially when combined with UV to control residual O3 in the water if required or totally convert O3 to Oxygen. Ozone Aquaculture also created high dissolved O2 in water beside the excellent disinfection capabilities.
Ozone Aquaculture is an ideal technology to disinfect waters and kill bacteria and viruses without leaving any residue for a healthy & profitable fish farming activities.
Ozone is an effective treatment that:
- oxidises organic matter such as fish excrement
- precipitates dissolved matter
- allows the micro-flocculation of organic matter
- destabilises colloidal particles
- disinfects the water
Moreover, any excess ozone decomposes to oxygen and thus poses no health risk for the fish or the people who subsequently consume them.
Ozone is a stronger oxidant than all other commonly used disinfectants including chlorine, hypochlorous acid, and hydrogen peroxide. It leaves behind no harmful residue since unreacted ozone decomposes to oxygen.
Ozone is ideal for drinking water treatment both for its ability to kill bacteria and viruses such as E.coli, cryptosporidium and rotavirus but also because it can precipitate heavy metals such as iron and manganese.
Ozone offers a chemical-free way of treating pools and spas. Bathers will benefit from clear, chemical-free, odourless water. Unlike chlorine, ozone will not bleach hair, damage bathing suits, dry skin, irritate eyes nor irritate the respiratory system.
Soil contaminated with hydrocarbons can be reclaimed on site with the use of ozone. Worthless land can become valuable real estate by using a special ozone ground injection technique.
The careless dumping of wastewater into the environment is taking a toll on our planet. More and more governments are putting in place and enforcing stringent environmental regulations to curb this practice. Ozomax AOP technologies offer not only a means of meeting discharge regulations but allow process water to be recycled back to the process often with useful chemicals - converting an expense into a savings!