Since the late 1890s, ozone has been used as a potable water disinfectant, because it is one of the most powerful oxidants. It has been the disinfectant of choice in most European and Canadian water treatment plants since the 1940s because it has excellent oxidation properties, leaves no residual, and has the ability to control taste and smell. Ozone in potable water treatment have been used by many industries today.
Porous diffusers are strategically placed in large concrete contacting tanks in order to apply sterilization to large scale drinking water plants. However, injectors are used in smaller plants. Analytical instruments must be used to measure ozone levels in both the liquid and gas phases – sometimes both – in order to manage ozone addition. No matter what the purpose of the treated water is, ozone can be applied and controlled to ensure water sterilization.
Using UV technology to detect leaks in municipal water treatment plants is more expensive and over specified. In order to meet the needs of Municipal Water Plants, Ozongenerators has developed low-cost professional ozone generators.
- Ozone generators provided by Ozongenerators are beneficial to municipal water treatment
- Lower maintenance costs
- No expensive on-site technician time or sending equipment away for calibration
Bottled Water Treatment
As a residual disinfectant for bottled water, ozone was introduced to the beverage industry. The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) mandated the use of ozone in certain types of bottled water because of its efficacy as a sanitizer. Today, ozone is being used in a variety of beverage plants, from those that bottle beer and wine to those that bottle soft drinks and juices.
The bottling industry is rethinking how to make its liquids safe for consumption as managers become more aware of consumer health issues. Due to a rapid increase in microorganisms, there were challenges in production, sterile handling, and storage. Ozone has contributed to the safe and pleasant taste of bottled water since the 1970s. In the water bottlers industries around the world, ozone has quickly become a preferred disinfectant solution due to its powerful disinfectant properties, environmentally clean treatment process, and ability to remove unwanted tastes and odors.
Water bottlers can protect their consumers against microorganisms by using ozone treatment as a microbiological barrier. As ozone decomposes to harmless oxygen, it leaves no taste or odor in water, bottling equipment, bottles, or sealed caps. A water bottler using ozone disinfection can produce high-quality, storage-stable bottled water, which is free from byproducts and provides a barrier against microbiological contamination for the protection of the consumer.
Also, ozone systems can be used for pre-treatment processes to remove iron, sulfates, manganese, bacteria, tastes, and odors from water. In addition to reducing maintenance costs, pre-ozonation prevents biofilm development. Ozone leaves no residual or taste in bottled water according to guidelines from International Bottle Water Association (IBWA). Ozone is classified as safe for disinfection applications by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and it is a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
- Potable water preparation – remove color, tannin, and hydrogen sulfide from bottled water, remove bacteria and viruses from the water, and precipitate heavy metals
- Surface sanitation – disinfect bottling equipment
- Container rinsing – disinfect bottles and caps
The generator room should have an ambient ozone monitor so it can shut down in case of a leak, as well as the production areas where people work in case of off-gassing.
Wineries & Breweries
The natural flavor of wine and beer is something that all wineries and breweries strive for today. Their wine making process is turning over to ozone as a cost-effective, safe, and proven method for sanitizing. Toxic sanitizers like chlorinated water are rapidly being replaced by ozone.
Benefits of Ozone Generator in Potable Water
- Safe For Operators – vented ozone destruct
- Better Sanitation – complete disinfection on contact with no chemical residue
- Saves Money – reduces or eliminates chemical use and reduces hot water use
- Saves Time – disinfectant produced on-site (no storage, mixing or handling of chemicals)
- Process water purification
- Sustainability – ozone sanitation is the only natural product with proven efficiency without leaving any harmful by-products
- Ozone is superior to any other disinfection method because of its high oxidation state;
- Disinfects water against all microorganisms;
- Destroys bacteria instantly;
- Disinfects air against airborne microorganisms;
- Disinfects bottles, especially reusable bottles in the wash prior to bottling, the surface of the bottle and the sealed cap;
- Leaves no by-products and naturally reverts to oxygen;
- Ozone allows for lower operating costs and reduces overall chemical costs;
- Ozone is generated on-site, so no dangerous storage or handling is required;
- The careful use of controls can result in bottled water of a higher quality;
- Ozone provides a safe and good tasting product.
The beverage industry in general has seen a high demand for ozone generators due to recent changes in legislation and industry guidelines. Ozone leave no residual taste or odor in bottled water plants while disinfecting water according to IBWA guidelines.
By reducing or eliminating the need for chemical or high temperature disinfection procedures at beverage plants, ozone can reduce downtime as well as chemical costs.
Industries that need to sterilize the water for different purposes have benefited from ozone disinfection technology.
If you also want to get rid of costly water treatment options, you can buy an ozone generator from our collection of industrial ozone generators.