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

 

Arsenic removal using ozone and filtration

Posted by Kaleb Jensen on July 6, 2015 under Medical | Be the First to Comment

Arsenic is a toxic compound present in nature. The poisoning of arsenic in the human body was reported to show various health disorders such as skin and liver cancer, nervous system damage, hepatic haematological disruption, and even death for dosages ranging from 70 to 180 mg [1].

Arsenic may occur naturally in dissolution of arsenic-bearing minerals, electro plating, gold mining, fossil fuels, and other industrial discharges. Arsenic may enter into the human body through arsenic-bearing food, drinks, or air. The major passage of entrance is through drinking water. Arsenic contamination of groundwater and the associated health risks have been reported in many parts of the world such as Bangladesh.

Arsenics can be found in three formats: As(III), As(V) and methylated arsenic. As (III) is reported to be 25–60 times more toxic than As(V) and several hundred times more toxic than methylated arsenicals. So, converting As(III) to As(V) will decrease toxicity of As(III) noticeably. Ozone as a strong oxidant and is used to oxidize As(III) and make it less toxic. Ozone oxidizes As in seconds and the reaction is very fast. The As(V) then is bigger in size and can be removed by a filter. Ozone Solutions provides ozone generators and filter solutions for this type of application.

A recently completed study at the University of Houston [2] examined the effectiveness of seven oxidants for converting As III to As V. These were chlorine, permanganate, ozone, chlorine dioxide, monochloramine, ultraviolet (UV) irradiation and Filox, a manganese-oxide-based solid media. Ozone was extremely effective at As III oxidation; complete oxidation was achieved in less than 15 seconds. No adverse effect was observed in the presence of either dissolved manganese or dissolved iron.

 

References

[1]. Arsenic in Drinking-water, Background document for development of WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality, World Health Organization 2011.

[2]. Ghurye, G. and D. Clifford. 2000. Arsenic (III) Oxidation by Chemical Oxidants, UV and a Solid-Phase Oxidizing Media. American Water Works Association Inorganic Contaminants Workshop. February 28, 2000.

Ozone for Dental Waste Fluid Treatment

Posted by Kaleb Jensen on January 2, 2015 under Medical | Be the First to Comment

Waste water generated in dental offices is very unhygienic and is highly contaminated. In an experiment, carried out by Ozone Solutions, a sample of dental waste water was treated to figure out a suitable ozone level for the disinfection of the waste water.

The initial smell of the solution was horrible.  The color of the sample, as depicted in Figure 2, was a dark yellow color. The ozone testing protocol was designed and several ozonation tests were performed.  During the initial ozonation, there was quite a bit of foaming.  After a few minutes, the ozone deactivated the foaming agents in the fluid and foaming decreased.

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Figure 1 – Ozone Concentration Meter

 

Dental Waste - figure 2

Figure 2 – Initial dirty, raw water from sample container

 

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Figure 3 – waste water after 2 minutes of treatment

 

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 Figure 4 – effect of ozonation time on dental fluid treatment

As it is obvious in Figure 4, ozone helps not only to kill the pathogens in the samples, but it also successfully treats the sample color. The experiments show that ozone, as a disinfectant, can be employed for dental waste fluid treatment.

Ozone Applications in Dentistry

Posted by Kaleb Jensen on November 24, 2014 under Medical | Read the First Comment

Ozone not only has several applications in the industry sector, but it has interesting applications in the world of dentistry as well. Ozone dental therapy is an alternative therapy to conventional drilling and filling for non cavitated deciduous carious lesion. The infusion of Ozone into non-carious dentin prevented biofilm formation in vitro from S.mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus over a 4 week period. Some studies have demonstrated that 40 second application of Ozone is sufficient to kill different concentrations of S.mutans and application of 60 second has almost completely eliminated S.mutans, L.casei and A.naeslundii. Ozone is also found to be effective against the microflora associated with primary root caries lesions [1].

Ozone can be used to help treat periodontal disease by using ozonated water flushed below the gum line and/or ozone gas infiltrated into the gum tissue and supporting tissues. Ozone can be employed in all forms during root canal treatment to kill bacteria, sterilize the canal system, and to stimulate faster healing. As a gas, ozone can get to places traditional liquids can’t because the gas can permeate the tiny tubules that cannot otherwise be accessed.

Ozone can be used to kill decay-causing bacteria. Since ozone is a gas, it can permeate into areas below the gum line, into the grooves of teeth and over the smooth surfaces of the teeth, and will kill bacteria on contact. Because ozone can harden compromised tooth structure, flooding a sensitive area or tooth with ozone gas can effectively eliminate sensitivity.

Reference

http://omicsonline.org/scientific-reports/2161-1122-SR-473.pdf, accessed Nov. 2014.

Ozone for Cancer Therapy

Posted by Kaleb Jensen on October 31, 2014 under Medical | 5 Comments to Read

As the number of individuals who are diagnosed with cancer increases, other forms of treating cancer have become more popular in the past decades. In today’s world there are many medical advances that have become available. For instance, those unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with cancer now have alternative options for treatment available then just chemotherapy. Since the early 70’s, ozone therapy has become another means to fighting certain cancers. Ozone is a chemically active form of oxygen.  In terms of the medical ozone- it is a mixture of pure ozone and pure oxygen. “There is no exact ratio of these two reactants; it varies according to the medical ailment and patient’s condition.” [1].

Methods

The ozone is used in a couple of different ways.  Of which includes “taking a pint of blood that is drawn from the patient. This is then gently mixed in an infusion bottle with the ozone until it turns bright red”. This method is called ozone major auto-hemotherapy, according to the Ozone-Association. This is when small quantities of ozone are “combined reacting completely then returned using a normal drip unit.” [2]. Once entered into the system, a patient’s antioxidant system is boosted which aid in ridding the body of free radicals, it even goes as far as increasing the power of the immune system, allowing the body to produce more white blood cells. The ozone rich blood also “helps the body fight multiple infections and inhibit tumor growth.” [2]. The molecular ozone is an effective disinfectant and an oxidizing agent which can aid in breaking down nearby cells like cancer cells.  Another treatment for cancer is ozone intravenous.  This process delivers a fluid straight into the bloodstream that contains ozone which is also used to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood [3].

There are some concerns of using ozone as a medical treatment since the Food and Drug Administration has labeled ozone as a toxic gas. When ozone is breathed in, it is considered hazardous on the tissue lining in the lungs and incites a slew of pathological effects. If a patient is given too much ozone it stresses and damages the cells, which is can enable the progression of certain degenerative diseases [4].

One major bonus for ozone is that is it incredibly safe in today’s practice. In the early days, ozone could cause strokes and heart attacks because of gas embolisms when the ozone was administered incorrectly.  The death rates due to ozone are .000007% which has the lowest risk of any treatments on the market today [3].

Ozone therapy has proven that oxidizing cancer cells, which are anaerobic, greatly diminishes their mobility, as well as destroying the cells it comes into contact with, making it a safe and non-toxic way to treat cancer. This treatment has been proven to provide beneficial chemical and cellular effects that have been the contributing factor to using hyperbaric oxygen as a primary therapy. Ozone is very cheap compared to the other cancer therapy methods and new techniques and researches should be carried out to develop ozone cancer therapy.

References

[1] “Oxygen Therapy.” AmericanCancerSociety.org. accessed Sep. 2014.

[2] “Aim and State of the Art.” OzoneAssociation.com. accessed Sep. 2014.

[3[ Kehr, Webster. “Ozone Cancer Treatments.” CancerTutor.com, accessed Sep. 2014.

[4] Galas, Matthew. “The Real Story Behind Oxygen Therapy.” Vanderbilt.edu. accessed Sep. 2014.

Ozone Helps Treat Cavities

Posted by Jamie Hansmann on July 15, 2013 under Medical | 2 Comments to Read

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Ozone helps teeth stay healthy

I always hate that moment at the dentist’s office: The tech has finished the X-rays and teeth cleaning, and now the lab-coated dentist strolls into the room, looking with judicial solemnity at my X-ray films, his chin in his hand. “Hmmmm,” he says, “Looks like you have a cavity in one of your bottom molars … on the right side.” I know what’s coming in a few weeks: A shot of anesthetic, some high-pitched buzzing as the dentist drills out the cavity and fills it, and then an afternoon of accidentally biting my lip and cheek as the anesthetic takes its own sweet time to wear off.

But what if there didn’t have to be that moment of dread as I learn that I have a cavity? What if there was an alternative treatment that didn’t involve “drilling and filling”? Suppose instead that an application of ozone could do the trick?

A recent study suggests that injecting ozone into a tooth cavity may severely reduce the bacteria that are causing the trouble, possibly stopping the cavity from growing any larger. When ozone treatment is combined with fluoride application, it is even possible that re-mineralization occurs, causing the tooth to grow back. If this treatment is as successful as the study suggests, it’s possible that a dentist wouldn’t be required to drill and fill the cavity. Even if “drilling and filling” is needed, it’s possible that ozone treatment will at least delay the need for traditional dental treatment.

Read the complete study.

Ozone monitors can be used in dentist offices to protect employees and patients from an overdose of ozone.