Occasionally our customers will need to measure levels of ozone greater than 3 ppm with their K-7404 Dissolved Ozone Test Kit. To do so, the sample can be diluted, allowing up to 6 ppm of indication.
The video and instructions here, in combination with the standard kit instructions, will allow you to do this in the most effective way possible.
1) Add 5 drops of A-7400 Activator Solution to the sample cup.
2) Add 12.5 mL of distilled water to the sample cup.
3) Add enough sample to the cup to bring the volume to the 25 mL mark
4) Snap the ampoule in the cup, and continue with the standard instructions.
Find the result indicated by your comparator and multiply that value by 2.
The number you get is your dissolved ozone concentration.
For further details about the K-7404 dissolved ozone test kit, or our other dissolved ozone monitors, please visit the links below!
Ozone Solutions has created a new video that illustrates proper use of our K-7404 Dissolved Ozone Test Kit. If you are curious about how these vacu-vial test kits work, this video will walk you through the process and show you the simple steps involved.
For more information about the K-7404 or any of our other dissolved ozone test kits, visit the product pages here!
There are constant microbiological threats in our daily lives; unfortunately, our drinking water and the recreational water that we play in are not excluded from where these threats reside. Among those preying on unsuspecting humans is the protozoan parasite — cryptosporidium (crypto). Crypto is one of the toughest microbes faced in water treatment, however, by the power of the molecule, ozone can eliminate it.
Ozone, molecularly known as O3, is a sanitizer and is relentless in its attack of organic microbes (bacteria, viruses, cysts, etc). Through a process known as lysing, ozone breaks down cell walls or membranes, where it can then destroy the nucleus of the microbe. In addition to sanitation, ozone is well known for the oxidizing of inorganic material that could be present in water, such as metals (e.g., iron and manganese). Although there are a few stronger oxidizers, ozone is the strongest that is readily available for commercial or residential use (see Figure 1). In fact, it is 1.5 times stronger than chlorine and many times faster acting. While leaving no off tastes, chemical by-products or residues, ozone is widely used in bottled water plants, wineries, breweries and food processing plants all over the world. Furthermore, because of this higher oxidation strength, ozone cannot build up a tolerance to microbes unlike other sanitizers, such as chlorine.
Did you know the most common industrial use for ozone is drinking water?
If you are new to the world of ozone it may surprise you how prevalent the use of ozone is throughout the United States. Today, there are more than 280 major water treatment plants in the United States that incorporate the use of ozone in their processes. It is projected that by 2015 the number of plants using ozone will reach 300. There is a very good chance that the water you are drinking has been treated with ozone prior to your consumption.
Ozone use in drinking water has has been prevalent throughout the world since the early 1900′s. Ozone was initially used in the United States in 1940 in Whiting, IN for water disinfection in the water treatment process. From there, the use of ozone in drinking water has expanded to its’ current wide usage throughout the United States today. In 1982, ozone was given GRAS approval for use in bottled water. This opened up the use of ozone for disinfection in the bottled water industry. Today, the majority of bottled water companies use ozone to ensure pure water that is pathogen free for consumers. Read more about ozone use in bottled water .
Looking ahead, ozone may also be used for the removal of micro-pollutants, such as pharmaceuticals in the water, personal care products, and endocrine disruptors. Ozone is currently used in waste-water disinfection for these purposes and it is possible the use of ozone will be carried over into drinking water plants in the future.
A few examples of large U.S. Cities using ozone today are below:
Carol Johnson, a spokeswoman with the National Park Service, said officials had made attempts in the past week to remove the algae, which began showing up in the pool about a week after its reopening. Johnson had said earlier that the Park Service expected a “break-in period” for the pool, but no one had anticipated the amount of algae that appeared.
The amount of ozone, which neutralizes the nutrient food for the algae, will be doubled. That should keep the algae from reappearing, Johnson said.
Previously, draining the reflecting pool has taken up to three weeks, but Johnson said Park Service officials think it can complete the work in a shorter time.
The cost of draining the pool and removing the algae is estimated at $100,000 and will require 65 contractors along with Park Service staff members working full time to complete it, Johnson said.
Access to the reflecting pool will be limited.
“This is a new state-of-the-art system, so there was going to be some trial and error involved,” Johnson said. “But we’re confident the higher ozone levels will work.”
Countless unfounded articles have been written to alarm (scare) the public into not consuming meat products such as chicken. Food preparation is the key to safe consumption (Cooked properly) but did you know?
Meat packers, poultry chicken producers also take advanced precautionary methods to control cross contamination (such as fecal matter- coliform bacteria) during production process, adhering to strict USDA regulation and guidelines. (HACCP, FSIS, FDA, SQF) to identify food safety hazards.
Processing lines are equipped with antimicrobial intervention steps from CIP – Clean in place a process that continually sanitize production lines, to directly applied antimicrobial wash applications of whole chickens & parts (Wings, breast meat, legs (drum sticks) and thighs. New more innovative poultry/chicken meat processors are incorporating 100% sustainable (chemical Free) pathogen destruct systems like Ozone O3.
New technology and advance science has made this possible. Ozone in a very powerful natural pathogen that kills E.coli, Salmonella, listeria and an army of other germs/bacteria’s yet reverts back to its natural state.
A University of Alberta research team has discovered that technology commonly used to decontaminate food industry equipment can also rid meat processing plants of lethal microbial material (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) responsible for the human version of the ailment Mad Cow disease.
U of A microbiology professors Mike Belosevic and Norm Neumann and engineering professor Mohamed Gamal El-Din demonstrated that infectious proteins found in the brain matter of cattle can be eradicated from water treated with ozone.
Right now we have a 120 gram/hour ozone injection system available for rent. Commonly all our turn-key systems are rented and customers on put on waiting list. At this time we have a system available for immediate shipment.
The WS-120 will produce 120 grams/hour of ozone and dissolve this ozone into water flows up to 50 GPM. This is a great system for pilot test or test application as it is easy to ship, set up, and operate on-site. All components are installed into one convenient weather tight enclosure.
Diagram shows the operation of the WS-120 and all included components.
We offer long or short term rentals for the WS-120, for more information or to find out pricing on a long term application call our office today.
As a past customer of Ozone Solutions for water treatment products we wanted to make you aware of a recent improvement to the Dissolved Ozone Vacuvial test kit (K-7404) and Digital Dissolved Ozone Meter(I-2019), produced by CHEMetrics. We believe that both of the updates will provide a great solution to your ozone monitoring needs.
The Dissolved Ozone Test Kit,K-7404, formerly known as the K-7402, can now read high levels of ozone, up to 3 PPM. This kit uses colorimetic tubes for easy ozone readings. This is a great all inclusive kit.
The Digital Dissolved Ozone Meter (I-2019) now has a range of 0.2 to 5.0 PPM. This unit is easy to use and an accurate way to measure ozone in water.
The improved vacuvials use a safety tip to ensure no broken glass is left after the vial is broken.
Instruction videos have been created with simple step by step instructions on using each device. These videos can be view here: