IFT Food Expo 2017

Posted by Brialle Veldman on June 23, 2017 under Uncategorized | Be the First to Comment

Have you heard of the IFT Food Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada? The IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) is held June-25 through the 28th where companies share the latest research, innovate solutions, and opportunities for creating relationships with professional contacts. We are excited to take advantage of  this opportunity to display our custom designed systems that will help companies in all food applications. This particular event, which is the single most important trade show of the year, is intended for those in the food science industries. The objective of the show is to bring sellers and buyers together to offer products and services to make your business more successful. We, here at Ozone Solutions, commit our full expertise to driving innovative ideas and global sustainability. Come join us for this four day event located at The Grand Canal Shoppes convention center. There will be roughly 20,000 attendees, 100 sessions, and 1,200 exhibitors and we would like to extend this invitation to you.  We hope to see you there!

 

What is so important about ozone destruction?

Posted by Brialle Veldman on June 13, 2017 under Air Treatment & Odor Control | Be the First to Comment

When it comes to assisting customers with their applications; One the most important factors we consider is how to safely destruct the off-gas ozone. Below, we  have listed some questions to help us understand what to search for.

  1. Why should anyone use an ozone destruct unit?

The use of an ozone destruct unit is an essential step to complying with safety measures, especially when handling higher concentrations of ozone. The reason for this is because the oxidating potential of ozone can harm human tissue. It can be harmful to people, pets, and other living organisms if not handled properly. An ozone destruct unit will safely destroy an excess ozone that is present from the contact tank or emitted in the ambient air from an enclosed space.

  1. Which ozone destruct unit do I need?

All ozone destruct units are designed to perform the same task, which is to destroy ozone. However, there are differences to each situation that will affect the performance of each within a specific application. Here are a few factors to consider when narrowing down the best destruct unit:

  • Will you require a high concentration ozone destruct unit or an ambient air ozone destruct unit?
  • Will the air stream be a wet air stream or dry air stream?
  • What is the initial ozone concentration and what is the desired outlet ozone concentration?

*Follow the information to narrow down your search to determine the right product.

  1. What is a high concentration ozone destruct unit?

ODS-1 Ozone Destruct Unit                                   ODS-2 on Electric Motor

The term high concentration refers to any ozone concentration above human permissible level. Usually this means the excess ozone is a by-product of an ozone process. A few examples of this may be:

  • Ozone off-gassed from a contact tank
  • Ozone within a disinfection chamber
  • Ozone in a vent hood

At Ozone Solutions, we market our high concentration Ozone Destruct Units with the prefix ODS. Our ODS Ozone Destruct Units will not operate with ozone levels beyond 20% by weight. The ODS are passive devices meaning there is no integrated device to move air through the unit, air flow must be provided by the customer application. These destruct units are sized on air flow in CFM. For example, the ODS-3 is a high concentration ozone destruct unit that is rated for 3 CFM of air flow.

4. What is an ambient air ozone destruct unit?

NT-70NT-70 in laboratory

We also designate our ambient air ozone destruct units with the prefix NT. Our NT ozone destruct units have integrated fans to move through the destruct unit. These units are sized on air flow in CFM. For example, the NT-70 is an ambient air ozone destruct unit that moves 70 CFM of air. Ambient air ozone destruct units operate within environments such as the name implies, in the ambient air. These devices are used to remove ozone within occupied space, or space where ozone levels need to be lowered for a process. A typical application may be within a laboratory chamber where ozone will negatively affect a test or process. A few other applications apply to this such as:

  • Micro-array test chamber
  • Small occupied space with ozone levels above the OSHA levels
  • Disaster remediation pack-out rooms
  • Hotels

5. What is a wet air stream?

ODS-1H    

A wet air stream is any air stream that uses water to create aqueous dissolved ozone.  Many times, customers use this on an ozone contact tank or water storage tank. This air will be moisture laden and have a high humidity level. The catalyst material inside the Ozone Destruct Unit will be destroyed by condensation. To destroy ozone in a wet air stream the Ozone Destruct Unit must be manufactured to prevent moisture from condensing on the catalyst. Also, a wet air stream must pass through the Ozone Destruct Unit at 1/2 the flow rate of dry air to achieve the same efficiency. Ozone Destruct Units designed to operate in a wet air stream must be larger, and hold more catalyst to work efficiently.

At Ozone Solutions we designate Ozone Destruct Units designed for wet air streams with the H suffix. For example, the ODS-3H would be suitable for a wet air stream, while the ODS-3 would only be suitable for a dry air stream.

ODS-H destruct units are manufactured with a heater to warm the air and catalyst inside the Ozone Destruct Unit. Also, they feature an air gap that will equalize the air flow and speed. There is also piping used in the ODS-H series to ensure the air is properly warmed prior to contacting the catalyst, and for the potential of condensed moisture to drop via gravity back into the incoming tubing.

What is a dry air stream?

A dry air stream is any air stream without condensation. Normal ambient humidity levels up to 85% should be considered a dry air stream. Any of ozone solutions ozone destruct units will be suitable for a dry air stream.

How do I determine the effluent ozone concentration?

This is an important but commonly overlooked factor when choosing the right destruct unit. All our units are rated based on air flow in CFM. There is also an efficiency rating for each unit. Either 99.96% for the ODS series, or 99% efficiency for the NT-Series. This efficiency rating is a the maximum air flow for each device. For example, the NT-70 will destroy 99% of the ozone gas in a 70 CFM air stream.

What happens to the ozone?

The ozone is catalyzed back into oxygen through a catalytic process using the ozone destruct catalyst. This is a catalytic reaction requiring no consumables.  The catalyst used inside all the ODS is a proprietary granular media. The NT Series of destruct units use a proprietary honeycomb material to destroy ozone.

Catalyst in BucketODS Unit with Catalyst ODS Catalyst

Back Pressure Relating To Venturi Injector Method

Posted by Brialle Veldman on June 6, 2017 under Ozone for Beginners | Be the First to Comment

When it comes to introducing ozone gas into water, there is more than one method. Venturi injector is probably the most common when it comes to handling higher concentrations of ozone. Venturi injectors work by forcing water through a conical body, which initiates a pressure differential between the inlet and outlet ports. This creates a vacuum inside the injector body, which initiates ozone suction through the suction port. This leads us to have to understand back pressure. For example, a pump delivering 18 GPM at 15 PSI can inject a maximum of 20 SCFH (10 LPM) of air if 7 PSI of back pressure exists.

If more suction is needed two options exist:

  1. Increase the size of the pump
  2. Decrease the injector outlet pressure by increasing the diameter of the pipe, reducing the number of elbows or lowering the height of the delivered water.

The greater the pressure differential, the more suction you will have.

 

Venturi Injector picture

(Venturis require a constant pressure differential to initiate ozone injection (15 PSI in this example).

When it comes to comparing two different types of generators, there are differences to keep in mind when you’re using a venturi injector method.  First, depending on the pump, your flow will be different. Our TG-Series is able to withstand higher pressures and is a popular choice because of that exact reason, which means it creates higher concentrations of ozone. If you maintain 10-25 PSI back pressure, you will achieve the ideal ozone concentration ranges. If it is above 35 PSI, you will not achieve as high of concentrations. Our OZV-Series is not able to withstand high pressures, (lower than 5 PSI) but is still a popular choice for applications with concerns to having lower concentrations for a cost-effective solution. Therefore, when utilized with a contact tank, back pressure is required to remove off-gas. When the water pressure is above 50 PSI, the concentration of ozone dissolved into the water decreases due to ozone off-gas. We highly recommend having a minimum of 5 PSI and a maximum of 50 PSI on your contact tank. The importance of this pressure range is to remove large undissolved ozone gas and not forcing the dissolved ozone to leave the solution.

Applying Gaseous Ozone to Oils

Posted by Brialle Veldman on May 22, 2017 under Medical | Be the First to Comment

To get started, when choosing to decide what ozone machinery to pick from, it is best to decide what your budget is for ozone equipment and associated supplies. We have gathered reports from customers who have informed us that 40 grams an hour of ozone seems to be the most that you can effectively work with; this relates to the absorption rate into an oil. Therefore, purchasing a higher output ozone generator will speed up the turnaround time of creating ozonated products. Our TS-Series contains an integrated oxygen concentrator and air compressor which comes ready to use upon arrival.  It is possible to divide the output into 2 or 3 separate ozone streams. With this option, it alleviates the problem of having many smaller machines.

There are safety precautions to take with this application. Higher temperatures of the oil will help the absorption rate of the ozone gas. The type of oil that you are using will determine which temperatures is best, but you will need to conduct your own testing using your equipment since it can also make a difference. Please understand that oils when treated with gaseous ozone will make the temperature of the oil rise. For most oils, do not allow the oil to rise above 160 F. Otherwise, explosions could happen which leads the refined oxygen to add fuel to fire. Hence, when the oil heats up, it needs to be cooled off. If it is not cooled off, it could cause a fire. Keep in mind that you should have some sort of ventilation or destruct unit for the off-gas of ozone to comply with OSHA regulations.

There are a selection of oils that can be processed. Some of the different oils with an expected treatment time using a 40 g/hr ozone generator with an oxygen feed-gas along with a special beaker

  1. Olive oil; 2 gallons (256 oz.) in 8-12 days.
  2. Jojoba oil; 2 gallons in 6-8 days.

There are many variables that affect the duration of treatment time;

  1. The type of oil
  2. The temperature of the oil
  3. The consistency you want the oil to become
  4. What feed-gas you choose- oxygen, dry air, or ambient air.
    1. Oxygen provides quicker turn around as the concentration of ozone gas can be much higher.
  5. The concentration of the ozone gas coming out of the ozone generator
  6. The vessel in which you process the oil

With all the variables listed above working effectively, you can process 5 gallons in 4-8 days. Again, I state that from what I’ve heard from customers.

Here are the products we offer you:

Ozone generators

http://www.ozonesolutions.com/products/Other-Industrial-Ozone-Generators

Complete ozone system

http://www.ozonesolutions.com/industrial-ozone-generators/ts

Oxygen concentrators

http://www.ozonesolutions.com/products/Oxygen-Concentrators

Diffusers

http://www.ozonesolutions.com/products/Ozone-Injection-Devices

Tubing

http://www.ozonesolutions.com/products/Ozone-Injection-Devices

Fittings

http://www.ozonesolutions.com/products/Ozone-Compatible-Fittings

Destruct units

http://www.ozonesolutions.com/products/Ozone-Destruct-Units

 

Improved OZV-8 ozone generator

Posted by Brialle Veldman on May 11, 2017 under Conferences/News | Be the First to Comment

Important Changes to OZV-8 ozone generator

One of our most popular wall mounted ozone generators is our OZV-8.This unit will produce 10 g/hr from 4 lpm of oxygen at 0.8% by weight. When it produces produces ozone from dry air, the unit will produce 4 g/hr from 7 LPM of air flow at 0.65% by weight. The adaptable ozone generator will produce ozone from either dry air source or oxygen feed gas.  Also, it operates under a -5PSI vacuum to 5 PSI of pressure.

Here are treatment applications and uses:

5-11-17 Blog OZV-4 pic

  • Small drinking water applications
  • Olive oil
  • Washing vegetables & fruits
  • Self-contained remediation systems
  • Air systems for small commercial buildings
  • Laundry
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Surface sanitation

Since the origination of the OZV-8 ozone generator, for the most part, has not altered its design. However, in 2014, the transformer was reassessed to an improved transformer and inverter board. To add, an upgraded 10-position switch and flow switch. To continue, in 2017, more improved changes occurred with this product.

  • Updated driver board made it versatile between 120 or 220 VAC power without alteration. Additionally, there is no increased cost with that change.
  • The 10-position switch has changed to a button style that is easy to replace
  • The on/off switch is now a simple one-touch button
  • The lights on user interface are now LED technology
  • Cooling fans have changed from AC fans to DC operated fans, they are smaller and offer more airflow and more coverage of the corona cell for improved cooling.

In conclusion, the OZV-4 is a better resourceful ozone generator that customers will continue to enjoy.

Ozone Chamber – Coming soon!

Posted by Brialle Veldman on May 4, 2017 under Conferences/News | Read the First Comment

We are pleased to announce that we are adding an ozone chamber to our product line. This glass container has a top that is sealed to destruct the off-gassed ozone utilizing a destruct unit. This neat product can be used for many applications from residential home use to small scale lab applications. This ozone chamber pairs very nicely with our HP-Series ozone generator.

Below I will list specifications to the unit:

  • Material-glass
  • Volume-1.7 L
  • Weight- 600 g
  • Contains: Tank, filter, air stone, PVC hose

Common Applications

  • Treating fruits and vegetables
  • Small lab testing
  • Drinking aqueous ozone

 

 

BBB Accreditation for Ozone Solutions, Inc

Posted by Brialle Veldman on April 18, 2017 under Conferences/News | Be the First to Comment

Recently, Ozone Solutions has become BBB accredited. Becoming accredited, we take pride in this achievement for many reasons:

 

BBB

 

  • BBB Accredited Business Pages-Consumers contact BBB to find trustworthy businesses. BBB provides these consumers with industry-specific lists of BB Accredited Businesses. With more than 95% of BBB services being available via the Internet, this benefit steers consumers to BBB Accredited Businesses.

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  • BBB Business Reviews- Prospective customers contact BBB 24 hours a day online or by phone to research a company’s reliability, whether they are accredited, how long they have been in business, as well as basic business and customer relations information. BBB Business Reviews also include a letter grade rating.
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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution-BBB provides mediation and arbitration services with unbiased, dedicated professionals. This program saves Accredited Businesses court costs, time and money in settling consumer disputes they are unable to resolve themselves.

  • Request A Quote-BBB provides this service at no additional charge to BBB Accredited Businesses and their potential customers. Consumers may request bids, estimates or additional information from BBB Accredited Businesses via email

How is ozone Biocidal?

Posted by Brialle Veldman on April 3, 2017 under Uncategorized | Be the First to Comment

Often, we get asked how ozone oxidizes the air. With that being said, we believe it is imperative to discuss the specific scientific terms to understand the concept and present detailed steps to the process. Ozone is considered biocidal, which is defined as the action of killing harmful bacterial and biological contaminants. Because of its biocidal nature, viruses are not able to withstand the power of ozone. It occurs as a result of the double bonds of fatty acids in cell walls, membranes, and protein capsids. In viruses, the hindrance of the protein capsid prevents the spread of the virus from being consumed by vulnerable cells. Ozone punctures cell walls until it can no longer hold its original shape. In other words, the unstable electrons of ozone permeate through the membranes. The life of a microorganism becomes destroyed by ozone due to the fact that it needs to maintain its shape to remain alive. It destroys the cell walls of yeast and abnormal tissue cells by inactivating its enzymes. The strength of ozone is so strong that it can demonstrate hygienic action in seconds. Variables such as pH, concentration levels, temperature, humidity, specific organism, and time play a vital role in the kill rate of pathogens. Once applied to air, the ozone will attach to the pollutants in the airspace and consume them. From there, it will quickly bond back to oxygen. This particular factor separates ozone from any other oxidizer because it does not leave any harmful by-products or residues. Ozone is unique because it benefits by oxidizing natural organic compounds as well as inorganics. For example, ozone slows the ripening of fruits and vegetables by consuming ethylene gas and undesirable odors. Filters, ionizers, and sprays do not eliminate the root of the odor, whereas ozone accomplishes this task. Filters will catch the air that happens to pass through them. Ionizers put a negative charge on air particles in the air, which causes them to drop on room surfaces. Ozone, on the other hand, attacks the pollutant at its source and reverts back to its safe state.

References: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA Report 402-k-00-002, March 2000

bacteriaBiocidal table

2017 International Production & Processing Expo

Posted by Brialle Veldman on January 25, 2017 under Conferences/News | Be the First to Comment

Have you heard of the IPPE (International Production & Processing Expo)? The IPPE is hailed as the largest annual trade show for the Poultry, Meat, and Feed Industries. In 2013, the International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo came together and integrated their tradeshows in 2013, under the IPPE. This particular event focuses on the innovation by bringing together buyers and sellers of the latest technology of products and services to make your business more successful!  We are looking forward to attending the three day IPPE (International Production & Processing Expo) from Jan. 31 – Feb 2. This year’s conference http://ippexpo.com/  is at the Georgia World Congress Center. The location is 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. N.W. in Atlanta, Georgia. There will be more than 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors during this time.  A number of us attend this conference every year from our organization. This year, Ozone Solutions will be represented by Sannel Patel, Abdul Daoud, and myself (Brialle Veldman). If you are interested in attending this conference, please contact us. We would love to be able to organize an arrangement to meet with you.

Here is a link http://ippe17.mapyourshow.com/7_0/login/login.cfm

IPPE exhibit pic

 

Michigan Grape and Wine Conference

Posted by Brialle Veldman on January 9, 2017 under Conferences/News | Be the First to Comment

The Michigan Grape & Wine Conference is a highly anticipated annual event that brings together many different members of the industry. Vineyard managers, tasting room staff, winery owners, wine educators and wine marketers alike will find sessions appealing to their specialty. This year’s conference is expected to draw about 300 attendees. This year’s conference will take place February 21-24 in Acme, Michigan at the Grand Traverse Resort. It will feature many excellent sponsors and exhibitors, including Ozone Solutions – which provides technology for a wide variety of industry applications including CIP (Clean in Place) systems, odor control, bottle washing, and sanitation of surfaces and barrels. New this year is a Winery Development pre-conference, a day- long session taking place on Wednesday, February 22 for those interested in getting involved with the industry. Participants will learn about licensing requirements, handling wastewater issues, zoning requirements, winery marketing, business planning and much more. Also new this year is the Michigan Certified Alcohol Service Training, valuable for members of the service industry, taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. This session includes Techniques in Alcohol Management training, Customer Service Training and a Wine Fluency course. In addition to the pre-conference sessions, Thursday’s agenda is filled with courses geared toward vineyard health, business development and the marketing of your winery businesses. Additional activities include a welcome reception on Wednesday evening, which includes sampling and networking with winemakers around the state, and a “Travelling Dinner” in which award winning Michigan wines will be paired with food from around the world. This conference is designed to benefit both novice and experienced industry members, and encourages participation from neighboring states and regions. For more information and to register for the conference, please visit michiganwines.com/conference. Jenelle Jagmin Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council

Council members-Michigan