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:

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  • 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:

 

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  • 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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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

Shedding Light on Antibacterial Soap

Posted by Brialle Veldman on January 3, 2017 under Conferences/News | Be the First to Comment

From a social and environmental standpoint, there has been some recent hype on the use of antibacterial soap for washing hands to prevent illnesses in the past couple of years. Whether you are feeling chipper or under the weather, it is always a good practice to wash your hands. There are many of us who purchase products with labels such as “99.99% effective in reducing airborne bacteria” or anything with “antibacterial” listed on there with the idea that we are preventing illness. As a marketing strategy to fool society, they are manipulating the public’s perception that we are “clean” when in fact, this is not the case. “I suspect there are a lot of consumers who assume that by using an antibacterial soap product, they are protecting themselves from illness, protecting their families,” Sandra Kweder, deputy director of the FDA’s drug center, told the AP. “But we don’t have any evidence that that is really the case over conventional soap and water.” In fact, about 75% of liquid antibacterial soaps and 30% of bars use a chemical called triclosan as an active ingredient. When you spray your countertop or surface with your general household cleaner it will leave a residual of active compounds that target bacteria- but it will not oxidize them. The main ingredient in many solutions that have an antibacterial agent is called triclosan. Triclosan, is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in many consumer products such as detergents, toothpaste, and toys. With the widespread use, the soap industry expanded to nearly $1 billion dollars in the 1990s. In 1972, triclosan was introduced to the market and used strictly in health care facilities. Presently, several products such as wipes, mattress pads, cosmetics, and cutting boards have triclosan in it. This particular chemical has been the focus of a reform managed by an alliance of health and environmental groups. Studies display that triclosan has been increasingly linked to a wide range of health issues. There are five main reasons you should not use antibacterial soap with triclosan as an active ingredient. First, antibiotic-resistant bacteria is produced from antibacterial soap. Secondly, it does not produce any more benefits than conventional soap. Third, Triclosan can act as an endocrine disruptor, especially thyroid hormone. Fourth, some allergies such as hay fever and peanut allergies have been linked to prolong use from antibacterial soap. Last but not least, antibacterial soap harms the environment. Triclosan can disrupt algae’s ability to perform photosynthesis. In 2009, dolphins in the east coast were found to have high levels in their blood. As an act to regulate, Minnesota has become the first state to ban common germ-killer triclosan in soap. “Triclosan has been banned from consumer personal care cleaning products in the state of Minnesota by an act of the state legislature.” This will take an effect on January 1, 2017. Alternatives like a non-antibiotic hand sanitizer can be exercised in this fashion, yet the best idea for this is benefiting from the rewards of ozone. With ozone, it will attract to the single bacterium, virus, mold or cyst by changing its molecular shape and eventually revert back to oxygen, leaving no harmful by-products.
Stromberg, Joseph. “Five Reasons Why You Should Probably Stop Using Antibacterial Soap.” Smithsonian.com. Smithsonian Institution, 3 Jan. 2014. Web. 03 Jan. 2017.

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Ozone as a Sustainable Combustion Agent

Posted by Cade Kats on May 2, 2016 under Conferences/News | Be the First to Comment

Ozone is very well known for its oxidizing characteristics. This strong oxidation potential can be utilized for combustion of fuels.  Combustion of fuels is the main source of primary energy but, unfortunately is also the main source of air pollution.

If ozone is used for cFire flames on a black background. Blaze fire flame texture backombustion, lower CO and hydrocarbons are expected as a byproduct of combustion. Ozone decomposes very quickly when heated, releasing oxygen radicals which starts the oxidation chain reaction. These chain reactions occur at lower activation energy which causes better energy efficiency in combustion [1]. Low emission and energy efficient combustion is the result of using ozone in the combustion process.

 

Author: Reza Zahedi

References

[1]. SEO A. Study on the removal of unburned hydrocarbon by ozone. Annual Technical Report Digest, 9, 1999.

Safe Space Exploration Using Ozone

Posted by Cade Kats on April 4, 2016 under Conferences/News | Be the First to Comment

“The pathogenicity and virulence of some bacteria, such as Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, have been shown to increase under microgravity, and this has been attributed to enhancements in the formation of extracellular matrices and production of biofilms. The immune system responses of astronauts during spaceflight are also altered possibly due to the stress associated with crewed habitats in space. Manned missions to Mars, may weaken the immune status of the crew due to long-duration missions in a confined environment and ultimately cause profound changes in the composition of the bacterial flora in the intestinal tract, nasal passages, and upper airways, resulting in an increased risk of infection” [1].

Air, surface and water disinfection are among the key issues to keep the space ship or space station safe for the astronauts and researchers. The issue become critical when we are considering long journeys, like travel to Mars [2].

Ozone not only can play an important role in microbial disinfection, but it can destroy biofilms on the membrane and spots which are in contact with water.

Safe Space Exploration Using Ozone Author: Reza Zahedi

Reference

[1]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4159036/, accessed April 2016.

[2]. http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20120015291.pdf, accessed April 2016.

Can ozone help fight the Ebola virus?

Posted by Kaleb Jensen on August 8, 2014 under Conferences/News | 16 Comments to Read

Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, and often fatal, illness for humans. EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%. EVD outbreaks occur primarily in the remote villages of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests. The virus is transmitted to people through wild animals, and spreads in the human population via human-to-human transmission. Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are considered to be the natural host of the Ebola virus.  Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. No licensed specific treatment or vaccine is available for use in people or animals [1].

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQNO8HCW2xDIn_hfVmjjpNSrqMvBgH9BefqSRxMWlHunrhkPJlBOzone is helpful for killing EVD in the environment. As you know, ozone is at least ten times stronger than chlorine as a disinfectant. Ozone is the most efficient disinfectant for all
types of microorganisms [2].  Therefore, employing ozone in water for disinfecting the contact surfaces is much more efficient than using current disinfectants. Ozone can purify the air, and it can be used in the households or public buildings. Ozone can also be employed in airlines, for minimizing virus transfer over long distances.

Finally, it seems that ozone can be used for destroying the virus inside blood. Indeed, for this application, extensive medical research is needed, and specific medical ozone therapy should be developed. Our immune systems run on oxygen, and produce Hydrogen Peroxide and Ozone. This kills diseases and microbes entering our bodies. Researchers have noticed that self-generated ozone is used by the immune system’s antibodies and neutrophils to destroy bacteria and fungi [3].

So by passing blood through an ozone device, which can kill only the virus, should be promising. Indeed, extensive medical research and device development is need in this case. Ozone Solutions has contacted the World Health Organization (WHO) for possible technical help and device development.

[1]. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en .

[2]. http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/S04.pdf .

[3]. http://www.scripps.edu/newsandviews/e_20021118/ozone.html

Colorado Adopts Greener Method of Medical Waste Processing

Posted by Joel Leusink on March 18, 2014 under Conferences/News | Be the First to Comment

Ozone used for medical waste processing

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Colorado Medical Waste, Inc., announces that Colorado has become the third state in the nation to adopt an environmentally safe technology for the processing of medical waste. The new green technology, using ozone to process medical waste with no environmental contaminants, is positioned to make noxious medical waste dumping a thing of the past.

Following approvals by the City of Aurora, Metro Waste Water Reclamation, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE); final approval was granted on March 10 for operation of the Ozone Medical Waste Processor at the company’s Aurora location.

Colorado Medical Waste is the first in Colorado to adopt this technology. President Beverly Hanstrom has worked for more than three years to obtain regulatory approvals to operate her Ozone Medical Waste Processor. “We are ecstatic to finally put this amazing technology to work for Colorado,” says Hanstrom. “Ozone medical waste processing is the future and will replace antiquated technologies and processes of the past. It’s been a long time coming, and we are poised and positioned to accommodate five tons per day and have planned in advance for the installation of another ozone processor as volume increases.”

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