One of the key points that separates Ozone Solutions from other ozone providers is our ability to calibrate and service a wide variety of ozone monitoring equipment. This experience and expertise not only allows us to service the new ozone monitors that we sell, but it also gives us the ability to provide rental equipment and refurbished systems at reasonable rates. Read on for further details about how we can help you!
These services cover all monitors, including ambient monitors, UV ozone analyzers, and dissolved ozone monitors!
Ozone Monitor Calibration
Ozone Solutions has been providing NIST-traceable ozone calibration service to our customers for years. Our capabilities continue to expand, with additional staff and equipment dedicated to providing quality ozone calibrations with short turnaround times.
Ambient Ozone Safety Meters
HMOS (Heated Metal Oxide Semiconductor), GSS, and Electrochemical cell ozone monitors are most often used for ozone safety applications, so beyond having ozone response, it is critical that these components respond properly to ozone levels at the OSHA-specified limits. As such, we generally calibrate these sensors at 0.1 ppm of ozone (the OSHA 8-hour ozone safety limit) unless otherwise specified by you. Our standard calibration rate for ambient monitor calibration is very affordable at $125/each, with turnaround times averaging 2 weeks or less. Read our Ozone Monitor Calibration page for further details!
UV Ozone Analyzers
UV-based ozone analyzers (photometers) are high range, high accuracy devices that require more specialized equipment to calibrate accurately. Necessary equipment includes a stable ozone source (whether that is a UV-based ozone calibrator or a generator capable high %-by-weight levels), a NIST-traceable UV analyzer to use as a reference and ozone compatible accessories. We calibrate ozone analyzers from most major manufacturers, whether old or new – and with our $300 flat-rate calibration fee it is a very affordable option for most customers. Our standard service includes internal and external cleaning of the device, inspection, comparison with a NIST traceable reference, and a NIST traceable calibration certificate. Read our Ozone Analyzer Calibration page for further details! On-site service for analyzer calibration and repair is available as well!
General Calibration Info
If the calibration process reveals that repairs are necessary before calibration can be completed, the customer is notified for approval before any additional fees are accrued. For most calibrations, our 2-week turnaround time is sufficient to get monitors and analyzers calibrated and ready to ship back to customers. In cases where the customer requires a quicker turnaround time, we offer a Calibration Expedite fee for an additional $50 per device. Sometimes a customer will require custom calibration parameters – whether calibrating at specific ozone levels, using a specific process, or requiring specific additional details on their calibration certificate. Ozone Solutions does their best to accommodate these requests, so please contact us to discuss details!
Ozone Monitor Repair
Sometimes life happens and calibration alone is not capable of bringing an ozone monitor back into proper functionality. When this happens, our Ozone Monitor Department is again ready to help. Our electronics repair technicians have years of experience working on ozone monitoring equipment, from small handheld ozone monitors up to large UV ozone analyzers. Our years of experience in the industry have resulted in vendor relations that allow us to source parts quickly and effectively – resulting in faster turnaround times to get your systems back into compliance and back online.
Ambient Ozone Monitors
Ambient ozone monitors come in many shapes and sizes, with varied feature-sets and abilities. Device repairs can be as simple as buying a new field-replaceable battery, or as complicated as replacing components on a circuit board. Our repair process is
results in turnaround times of 2 weeks or less (typical)
keeps you updated on status
notifies you for approval before proceeding with any additional repair expenses
We service all makes of ambient monitors, whether HMOS, GSS, Electrochemical technology, from any manufacturer. To find out more, visit our Ozone Monitor Repair page and contact us to get the process started today!
UV Ozone Analyzers
With their higher ranges, higher accuracy and their UV-based ozone detection technology – UV ozone analyzers are the standard of reliability in the world of ozone measurement. Nevertheless, despite their reliability, ozone analyzers sometimes require maintenance and repair as well. The return-and-repair process remains quick and seamless, with many repairs finished during our standard 2-week repair window. Any delays due to parts availability, etc are communicated early on in the process to give you a proper estimate for return time. Most analyzer repairs are accompanied by NIST-traceable calibration to ensure that the new device is reading properly with the new component(s) installed. To find out more, visit our Ozone Analyzer Repair page and contact us to get the process started today!
In the event that you need an ozone monitor or ozone analyzer while yours is in for repair, we have plenty of ozone monitor rentals to keep you running in the meantime!
An ozone analyzer (left) showing low ozone response compared to an ozone reference standard (right) – calibration required!.
New Ozone Monitor Sales
Ozone Solutions knows that ozone measurement has many nuances, with considerations that are unique to each industry and application where ozone is used or encountered. For that reason, we have a dedicated Ozone Monitor Department to help ensure that you are equipped with the ozone detection equipment that best suits your needs. Whether ambient, UV, or dissolved ozone – we have the solutions you need from the most respected names in the industry. Our selection of new ozone monitors includes the following manufacturers:
As a further service to our customers, Ozone Solutions offers used and refurbished ozone detection equipment for sale in addition to our line of new products. For customers that require high range or high accuracy equipment but only have the budget for an ambient monitor, our selection of refurbished UV analyzers can bridge the price gap and get you the equipment you need at a discount price. As always, our refurbished ozone detection equipment comes with NIST-Traceable Calibration Certificates for your files.
This service extends even further with our program for trading in or selling your used UV ozone analyzer to Ozone Solutions. If your facility is phasing out old analyzers, selling old stock, or if you simply want to upgrade to a new unit – contact us to see what we can do for you!
In the meantime, check out our current inventory lists today!
Our inventory changes often, so check back in regularly for deals!
Ozone Monitor Rentals
If you are needing monitoring equipment for short-term use, or if you need to prevent downtime in the case of monitor failure, Ozone Solutions can cover those needs as well! Our ozone monitor rentals cover everything from basic portable ozone monitors up to industrial UV-based ozone controllers. Rental rates are reasonable, and most models are available to ship within 1-2 business days.
Ozone is produced naturally through sparks and UV-Light, ozone is also produced commercially for many uses. This will outline a few methods ozone is produced.
Ozone is Produced Naturally from Lightening During Thunderstorms.
Ozone is Produced Naturally from UV Light from the Sun
These same methods of ozone generations can be used commercially for industrial ozone applications. Great advancements have been made in the ozone industry to produce ozone more reliably and efficiently.
Ozone Production from Corona Discharge
Oxygen flowing between an electrode and cathode produces ozone from a spark, more commonly referred to as Corona Discharge.
Ozone Production from UV Light
Ozone can be produced from a UV light tuned to the proper wavelength inside an enclosed chamber.
Ozone can also be produced directly in water using an electrolytic cell. This method uses a current within the water to split the oxygen and hydrogen atoms, then converts the oxygen directly into ozone. This is a fairly new commercial ozone generation method that may show great promise in the future. At this time, this application has very limited application.
Commercial Ozone Generation
Corona Discharge (electrical discharge field)
High voltage spark at medium to high frequencies
Creates ozone at medium – high concentrations (up to 22%)
Most commonly used
UV Ozone Generation (photochemical)
Low concentration ( max 2% concentration)
Small ozone outputs
Currently only small outputs
Ultra pure water is necessary
The most common method of ozone generation is corona discharge. Due to the low operation costs, and improved reliability this will be the main method of ozone generation for many years to come, for more information on ozone generation watch for future installments of “How Ozone is Made“
Ozone Solutions has recently added a new ozone generator to our product line. The NANO Ozone Generator is manufactured by Absolute Ozone and is perfectly suited for lab applications where high concentrations of ozone are required.
The NANO Ozone Generator can produce ozone concentrations greater than 9% by weight from oxygen at flow rates of less than 1 LPM. When lab tests are performed on a small scale it is imperative to have ozone generated at the concentrations possible. Ozone solubility is dependent upon ozone concentration, this makes high concentrations of ozone extremely beneficial in any application.
The NANO Ozone Generator can be used for small industrial applications where the small size will come in handy. With the great efficiency of this ozone generator very low oxygen flow rates will still produce great ozone outputs. At only 3 LPM of oxygen 15 g/hr of ozone is produced with the NANO Ozone Generator.
With easy to use controls and a small compact size the NANO Ozone Generator can be useful for many applications. The low price of the NANO Ozone Generator opens up an entire new world of possibilities for our customers on a budget who demand the highest ozone concentrations possible.
There are many practical uses for ozone in the world today. While no one ozone company can be experts at every ozone application we can try to provide useful information on many applications, and possibly point visitors in a direction to find the information they are looking for.
For information on the use of ozone for any of these applications or any others please contact our application engineers today. If we do not have the information you are looking for, we will be glad to point you in the right direction.
Ozone is increasingly used in aquaculture due to its numerous advantages over traditional water treatment methods. Supplementing or replacing an existing system, ozone implementation has the potential to boost the competitive advantage of your aquaculture application.
We were asked to provide the ozone production performance of the OZV-8 Ozone Generator equipped with the 10-position switch. I prepared an extensive performance chart for this customer showing the ozone output at each switch setting. I thought this chart was worthy of sharing.
It is interesting that the OZV-8 Ozone Generator produces ozone concentrations up to 4.77% by weight at 1 LPM. This is a great ozone concentration for this Ozone Generator. However, the overall ozone production with the OZV-8 peaks out at just over 8.5 g/hr of ozone. It is evident that higher oxygen flows will not improve ozone output. It was impressive to see how linear the ozone output was across each of the switch settings at each flow rate.
Ozone Trailers are built for Groundwater Remediation needs. The mobility, security, and simplicity of these systems are very useful for temporary remediation sites.
Ozone Solutions builds Ozone Remediation Trailers from the ground up. I thought it might be fun to show how this progresses!
Ozone Solutions has trailers custom built by, K&O Manufacturing, right here in Hull, IA. Using a local manufacturer allows a great deal of flexibility in our construction, and a higher quality end product for the customer.
These trailers have vents, an air conditioner, and many internal brackets built into the trailer during assembly. This allows the trailer to be painted after these holes are cut. These pictures show how the trailer arrives to Ozone Solutions.
The inside of the trailer is painted steel construction ready for assembly. There are braces installed for the divider wall, and vent holes cut in the back.
Looking in to the front door of the trailer. Plywood is now installed on the walls with insulation between the plywood and steel exterior. An insulated divider wall is also installed between the front and rear of the trailer. The roof is insulated and lined, with an air conditioner installed in the roof to cool all controls and ozone generating equipment.
Wiring is completed inside the trailer. This is a big task, however working inside a trailer allows great flexibility for the customer and for us to customize all controls for the specific application.
In the rear of the trailer, the Air Conditioner, Oxygen Concentrator, Oxygen Tank, and Air Dryer are installed.
The Ozone Generators are installed in the front of the trailer. The front of the trailer is divided from the rear of the trailer to keep the Ozone Generators, and other control equipment cool, clean, and dust free.
We now offer an alternative for calibrating larger dissolved monitors or to test dissolved ozone levels in a lab setting. The SAM-2 and the SAM-3 monitors are inexpensive dissolved ozone monitors that are both compact and reliable.
The SAM-2 has a range of 0.15-0.75 PPM, making it perfect for lab settings. No activator solution is required, which helps to cut costs. This monitor reads the ampoule that needs to be tested, and then will read a blank reference ampoule that is provided. If your ozone levels exceed its range, that is okay. Just dilute a fresh sample and retry the test! When you multiply the reading by the dilution factor you will have an accurate result. It is that simple.
The SAM-3 has a range of 0.20-3.00 PPM which makes it more appropriate for calibrating dissolved ozone monitors that are constantly in use (for example, an AS-500 on an ozone injection system). Using this analyte meter to calibrate your monitor monthly will help ensure accurate readings. This unit is also very simple to use – just zero it using the provided blank ampoule, and it is ready to test. This only needs to be done once (not between every test), which will speed up the testing process. After the unit is zeroed, you can test any number of ampoules.
You can get more information on these monitors by visiting the SAM-2 or SAM-3 on our website.
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University has been doing some interesting research evaluating ozone as a possible antimycotoxin and microbiocide for small grains. Since grains contain a variety of micro-flora (bacteria, mold, etc), processors are careful to monitor micro-flora levels and take measures to reduce them before processing. Ozone is a simple alternative for reducing micro-flora that leaves behind no chemical byproducts to pollute the grain.
UND researchers have been evaluating ozonated water (ozone dissolved in water) for reducing micro-flora, and have results indicating that ozonated water could become a common cleaning agent in the grain industry as it has in the fruit and vegetable industries.