Ozone Advantages with Cooling Towers

Posted by Brialle Veldman on August 14, 2017 under Uncategorized | Be the First to Comment

When it comes to treating cooling towers with ozone, there are simply many advantages that are associated with installing ozone equipment.  As a matter of fact, Legionnaire’s Disease is caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila that frequently grows in cooling tower environments. Many factors are considered when making a decision to utilize ozone for energy savings, cost, and operation conditions as well as maintenance. Blow down, drift, and evaporation are three ways that water can be lost from a cooling tower. Below, I will list all different ways it can improve a process:

  1. Ozone improves the ability of refrigerant condensers and industrial process heat-exchangers to transfer heat, which then improve chiller system performance.
  2. Implementing small amounts of ozone will perform as a biocide to eliminate nearly all organic and mineral solids which removes the possibility of having to remove large amounts of water.
  3. Ozone can drive down the need for chemical additives to the cooling tower water.
  4. Ozone’s relative short half-life complies with regulations easier because it cannot be found in the blow down water.
  5. Additionally, resolving the issue of blow down water being discharged to a local wastewater treatment eliminates the possibility of extra sewage fees for accepting the water.
  6. Ozone will not alter the rate of evaporation.
  7. Ozone reacts as a descaling agent, which decomposes the biofilm.
  8. Reduced health risk to personnel.

1994 Ashrae Handbook, Equipment Volume, Chapter 20, Cooling Towers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc.

Ozone Positively Influencing the Pharmaceutical Market

Posted by Brialle Veldman on July 10, 2017 under Uncategorized | Be the First to Comment

In general, ozone is an ideal method of removing pharmaceutical residue due to the efficiency of breaking down the pharmaceuticals. PPB (Parts per billion) is the unit in which they determine the level of pharmaceutical compounds in drinking water. Studies show that pharmaceuticals in water may be responsible for some genetic malfunctions in animals and human beings. Ozone Solutions’ industry leading technology has proven to be a safe and cost-effective sanitizing approach.

Ozone benefits:

  • Short contact time; Quicker sanitation: typical cycles are reduced by 30% to 75%
  • Generated onsite, eradicating shipping and handling problems
  • Clean, safe, and reliable – takes less space with having less equipment than most chemical treatment/storage systems
  • Micro-pollutant removal and eliminates the need to add processes in the treatment stream with future regulations
  • No harmful residuals after ozonation because ozone decomposes to oxygen, leaving no harmful byproducts.
  • No flushing of the system required
  • No chemicals needed to be added to the facility’s waste stream
  • No heat is required

Ask us how the ROI will benefit your business!

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!

 

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

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Updated Website Navigation

Posted by Daniel on March 21, 2014 under Uncategorized | Be the First to Comment

Today we are updating our main website’s navigation.  We have implemented a new drop down menu which should make it easier to find the products or information that you need.  We think that the new menu is less overwhelming and more useful at the same time.  We have also added icons which should help distinguish our different product lines.  Feel free to head over to our site and check it out!