Ozone in Water Purification
Ozonating drinking water for the home
Many municipal drinking water systems kill bacteria with ozone instead of the more common chlorine. Ozone has a very high oxidation potential. Ozone does not form organochlorine compounds, nor does it remain in the water after treatment. Where electrical power is abundant, ozone is a cost-effective method of treating water, since it is produced on demand and does not require transportation and storage of hazardous chemicals. Once it has decayed, it leaves no taste or odor in drinking water. For more than a century, ozone has been used in Europe for purifying drinking water and is currently used in the United States for puifying bottled water and decontaminating cooling towers. The city of Los Angeles currently uses ozone to purify its water supply. Also ozone is used to eradicate water borne parasites such as Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium in surface water treatment plants.
Sanitise swimming pools and spas
Ozone is used in home swimming pools and spa pools to kill bacteria in the water and to reduce the amount of chlorine or bromine required by reactivating them to their free state. Natural Ozone generators produce ozone by method of corona discharge that injects the natural gas into the water. Ozone’s reactive nature takes two different chemical pathways, direct and indirect. In the direct pathway, ozone reacts with unsaturated bonds and causes them to split, especially under acidic conditions. The indirect pathway requires initiators that break down the ozone even more rapidly. Because oxygen naturally seeks its normal state, ozone is an unstable, highly active form of the gas. As an oxidizer, it is 51 times as powerful as chlorine and 3,000 times as fast at killing bacteria and other microbes. Ozone is effective as a disinfectant at relatively low concentrations.
When pumped into water ozone is healthy and environmentally safe, a by-product of oxygen, it does not leave any chemical taste or smell, and it will not cause any personal discomfort or irritation. Feel healthier with no toxic Chlorine smell in the air or skin (chlorine is known as an aggravator of allergies and asthma and is a carcinogen). Ozone has a clean, fresh scent often noticed after a rainstorm and is renown for its therapeutic effects.
Hear what one of Natural Ozone's satisfied customers had to say:
"We`re using Natural Ozone machines to treat the water in our indoor pool and spa. It`s absolutely fantastic swimming in fresh water, especially for our kids who are in the pool for hours every week. There`s no toxic Chlorine smell in the air or on your skin. The plants love it and the dog drinks it - we love our ozone treated water!" - Michael Mayell
Used in hospitals, food factories, care homes and hotels etc. Simply by connecting your Natural Ozone generator to your washing machine and notice whiter whites and brighter colours!
Water treatment for aquariums and fish ponds
Ozone is also widely used in treatment of water in aquariums and fish ponds. Its use can minimize bacterial growth, control parasites, eliminate transmission of some diseases, and reduce or eliminate “yellowing” of the water. Precaution is giving to ensuring that ozone not coming in contact with fish’s gill structures. Natural salt water (with life forms) provides enough “instantaneous demand” that controlled amounts of ozone activate bromide ion to hypobromous acid, and the ozone entirely decays in a few seconds to minutes.