Has your tank water gotten stinky? Hydrogen sulfide in your tank water can cause your water to smell like rotten eggs. Do you have murky tap water? Do you have musty tasting drinking water? Your water tank might be rotting due to microorganisms. In the water tank or your drinking water, there may be pollutants, bacteria, or other contaminants. Here is how tank water ozone treatment can help you out.
Ozone is an effective, economic, and proven technology that will treat, condition, and filter your tank water efficiently.
Chlorine and ultraviolet rays have long been used to disinfect water, but today ozone is the ideal solution preferred by people all over the world. It is an effective way of treating water and removing pathogens and contamination at the same time. For the past few decade, Europe have used this technology to treat drinking water.
Using the Ozone System, common water problems associated with tank water or rain harvesting can be solved using ozone.
Alternative To Chlorine
Water can be made safe for human consumption using a variety of technologies. For example, chlorine is commonly used to disinfect water. A pipe system that is too long does not penetrate UV radiation, and chlorine leaves a bad taste. Ozonation is a residue-free method of disinfection. Because ozone degrades so quickly back to normal oxygen, this occurs.
Acids are neutralized and heavy metals are precipitated by aeration. At the same time, it removes odors and color, leaving water that is oxygenated. In addition, the technology also reduces or eliminates mineral and scale accumulation within pipes, fittings, and water heaters. It cleans showers, sinks, bathtubs, and toilets without leaving any stains.
How Does Ozone Purify Water?
Ozone is composed of three atoms of oxygen (O3). This means that its oxidation potential is high since it contains three oxygen atoms, “O3”. The gas is considered “reactive” when it has ozone property. Due to its third atom, all things that come into contact with ozone “steal” an oxygen atom. Thus, ozone is widely used in water treatment because it is one of the strongest oxidants.
The oxidation process causes the cell membrane to disintegrate, thereby destroying unwanted contaminants such as viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.
Even though ozone is very powerful as an oxidizer, its lifetime is extremely short. The extra oxygen atom in the ozone destroys viruses, bacteria, and odors as soon as they come into contact with it! All contaminants in the environment are oxidized by ozone water treatment. Ozone oxidizes all cell components as soon as it reaches the cellular membrane – what remains is pure oxygen.
Aside from the obvious advantages over conventional chlorine water disinfection, ozone offers many advantages over ozone. Here are some other notable benefits of ozone:
- Decomposition of various substances occurs as a result of ozone water disinfection. These include: human waste, organic waste, pesticides, cyanides, phenols, or even gases like hydrogen sulfide.
- The ozone treatment of treated water will eliminate odors caused by chemicals or unpleasant odors;
- After ozonation, there is no regrowth of microorganisms;
- Ozone eliminates heavy metals from wastewater;
- Ozone is an effective disinfectant and kills bacteria and virus;
- Due to ozone’s rapid decomposition, no harmful residues need to be removed after treatment;
- The use of ozone eliminates phenols from a variety of industrial processes (cooking plants, oil refineries, petrochemical plants, mines, pharmaceutical and chemical process lines, food, etc.).
- As well as disinfection and color removal from drinking water, ozone is effective at reducing iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn), removing hydrogen sulfide, removing taste and odor from water, and improving filtration and flocculation.
- The formation of trihalomethanes and halo acetic acid by disinfection can also be reduced with ozone. Among the pathogens that are difficult to treat are giardia and cryptosporidium. Ozone can effectively remove these pathogens.
Treatment of Municipal Water
Microorganisms and bacteria are abundant in municipal water. During the treatment of this water for disinfection, chlorine has been commonly used. This has changed over the last two decades since ozone is now the primary disinfectant at almost all municipal water treatment plants.
As chloro by-products are produced during the chlorination process, these are consumed along with the water. Hence, ozone is used for primary disinfection to deal with the primary stage of disinfection. In this particular case, ozone has the advantage of a very short half-life. Consequently, water received by consumers contains no ozone. Since the water does not contain a residuals. Having a small amount of chlorine in the water is necessary for maintaining a residual disinfectant to prevent bacterial growth during long transit times until the water reaches the end user. With ozone taking over the primary disinfection function, only a small amount of chlorine is needed to maintain the residual disinfectant in water. In this way, both the quantity and the risk of exposure to damaging chlorine byproducts is reduced. However, overall ozone is a better choice.
Ozone is a simple and effective treatment method for tank water treatment. Various steps are employed to reduce the amount of colloidal and suspended particles in the water after it is pumped from the source. Water is treated by injecting and dissolving ozone in a large contact tank using injectors and diffusers. In the contact tank, a little time is required for oxidation and disinfection to occur.