Introducing New Sinkzone Ozone System!

Posted by Brialle Veldman on May 3, 2018 under Air Treatment & Odor Control, Food Processing & Storage, Surface Sanitation | Be the First to Comment

Ozone Solutions, Inc is happy to publicly announce the new Sinkzone Series (SZ-1 & SZ-2) https://www.ozonesolutions.com/industrial-ozone-generators/sinkzone

SinkZone 3

 

This product is designed for several applications using a single pass operation:

  • Food Processing- Fruits and vegetable surface sanitation
  • Wine and Beer- Rinsing small tanks and manual bottlers
  • Surface Sanitation- Equipment, floors, drains, tanks, tubs, racks, knives, and tables

The Sinkzone Series draws ambient air, which is then pulled through an air drier to produce gaseous ozone. Water is moved through the injector by a vacuum utilizing an ozone generator component. The oxidized water leaves the machine through a hose to its desired intention. The Sinkzone 1 & 2 are functioned to be connected to a potable water source. To begin operation, plug the power cord into the proper voltage electrified receptacle. You can then turn on the power switch on the front door, which then prompts the water to flow through the product. You can adjust the ozone flow rate by the flowmeter on the front door between 1-3 SCFH. From those readings, you may adjust the ozone output knob on the ozone generator as desired to increase or decrease the measured ozone output.

In addition to this product, we recommend you test the amount of ozone in the water using:

Specifications:

SZ Models Required Volts A@120V A@240V Max (Watts) Dimensions (LXWXH) Weight (lbs)
SZ-1 & SZ-2 120-240 0.3 0.15 230 20x20x10 40

 

Performance:

SZ Model Generator Electrical Output (%) Water Flow (GPM) Air Flow(SCFH) Ozone Output (PPM) Water Pressure (PSI)
SZ-2 100 1.0 2 2.85 30
SZ-2 100 1.5 1.25 2.72 30
SZ-1 100 0.5 2 2.5 30
SZ-1 100 1.5 1 2.56 30

 

*Note: 13 PSI (internal gauge pressure) is the lowest suitable with “0” back pressure

*Note: Tested with local municipal potable water

Available Accessories:

  1. Stainless Steel Enclosure
  2. ORP Meter (external mounted)
  3. AS-500 Ozone PPM Meter (external mounted)
  4. Remote On/Off

Inactivating Influenza Virus by Gaseous Ozone

Posted by Brialle Veldman on March 27, 2018 under Air Treatment & Odor Control | Be the First to Comment

Inactivating Influenza Virus by Gaseous Ozone

Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that infects the throat, nose, and lungs. What causes the flu is the influenza virus and because of its symptoms, many doctors recommend getting the flu vaccine. Common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuff nose, body aches, headaches, fatigue, and even vomiting and diarrhea. Most commonly, the flu viruses spread by tiny droplet made when people talk, sneeze, or cough. Less commonly, individuals will get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touch their own mouth, nose, or eyes.

One of the most promising methods of inactivation has been gaseous ozone “Shinriki et al. conducted disinfection experiments using 1 400 ppm of ozone gas and reported that ozone inactivated Bacillus spores.”  In most studies, gaseous ozone has been used at a concentration of several hundred ppm or above. Because of this, it is important to consider the materials used while testing because long-term exposure to high concentrations of gaseous ozone can degrade some common materials used within a residential environment.

When demonstrating the inactivation efficiency of low concentrations of gaseous ozone on an influenza virus that has bonded to the walls or floor of a room and desiccated, the virus was introduced to glass and plastic materials, inactivated, and then subjected to gaseous ozone fumigation experiments.

“More than 99.99% of influenza A virus particles attached to a plastic carrier were inactivated by exposure to 10 ppm ( V/V ) – ozone gas for 210 minutes at 23 to 29 degrees Celsius and a relative humidity of 64 to 65%. When the virus was exposed to 20 ppm ( V/V) – ozone gas for 150 minutes, more than 99.999% was inactivated. In contrast, the virus remained active after 10 hours under similar conditions without ozone gas.”

 

Hiroshi T, Miei S, Kousuke I, Yoshiaki M. Inactivation of influenza virus by ozone gas. IHI Eng Rev. 2009; 42: 108–111.

“Influenza (Flu).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 Dec. 2017, www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/index.htm.

National Groundwater Awareness Week

Posted by Brialle Veldman on March 13, 2018 under Uncategorized | Be the First to Comment

Ozone Solutions is embracing National Groundwater awareness week (March 11-17, 2018) as groundwater is one of the most extracted natural resources. Ozone Solutions has been working alongside large consulting/engineering companies to help bring safe-portable water to the public. Ozone Solutions consults, designs, manufactures and services large ozone system for the treatment of ground water.

Ozone Solutions, RMT series produces 20-5,000g/hr. with multiple outputs. We work with leading ground remediation companies to design and manufacture the safest and reliable ozone systems in the ozone industry.

In the past years, Ozone Solutions has manufactured ozone system to treat a large array of impurities in the water. Ozone is injected into the soil to destroy MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) hydrocarbon contaminants, diesel fuel, TCE, pesticides, chlorinated solvents, VOC’s, and aliphatic & polyaromatic hydrocarbons. The advantages of ozone are that is more soluble than oxygen in water, moves easily through the soil, is produced on-site, requires no hazardous chemical.

AECOM, a very well-known global engineered company, uses ozone technology in their environmental services to help industrial clients around the world solve some of the most complex challenges. For example, AECOM implements this practice by utilizing our RMT remediation system to treat ground water by breaking down impurities such as hydrocarbons, MTBE and VOC’s in the water.

Features:

  • Dimensions are dependent on system requirements
    • 20 g/hr to 5000 g/hr with a minimum of 1 and an unlimited number of outputs
    • Turn-key trailer is ready for operation upon delivery
    • 50 PSI Sparge Pressure up to 90 PSI breakthrough pressure
    • Trailers are steel frame construction for complete security
    • Well Manifold timing performed with a touch screen interface
    • Integrated telemetry package for remote monitoring or operation via internet connections.

 

Remediation Trailer Diagram2

2018 International Production & Processing Expo

Posted by Brialle Veldman on January 24, 2018 under Conferences/News | Be the First to Comment

It is that time of year again where Ozone Solutions will attend the 2018 IPPE show in Atlanta, Georgia. This show is designed to focus on the latest trends in technology of products and services around the world where prospects and suppliers collaborate to make your business more successful! This show attracts more than 8,000 International visitors from 129 countries. We are excited to return and look forward to attending this three day show from January 30th – Feb.1. This year’s conference http://ippexpo.com/ is at the Georgia World Congress Center. This location is 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW in Atlanta, Georgia. There will be 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors during this time. We will have 3 individuals attending this year from our organization. This year, Ozone Solutions will be represented by Travis Hoekstra, Chris Ewoldt, and myself (Brialle Veldman). If you are interested in attending this conference, please contact us. We would love to be able to meet and greet you at our booth C804.

Here is a link https://registration.experientevent.com/showUSP181

 

2018 IPPE Show

Corrosion Control in Piping Using Ozone

Posted by Brialle Veldman on January 2, 2018 under Uncategorized | Be the First to Comment

Inevitably, off-shore industries face degraded machinery problems caused by geographical location of gas and oil platforms. The need to incorporate and sustain reliable equipment is essential. Minimizing down-time can prove to be a huge cost saver to this industry by a simple exchange of oxidants. Harmful emissions, microbes, and corrosion of process pipes are all sources of this problem. Therefore, ozone plays a fundamental role in reducing the risk of production halts.

In cooling systems, the piping in closed water circuits can have corrosion problems. SRB, which is sulphate-reducing bacteria, is responsible for costly and time-consuming repairs. SRB convert sulphate that perform anaerobic respiration utilizing sulfate because it accepts electrons that was transferred to form hydrogen sulfide. This reaction introduces severe corrosive attacks on pipes. Hypochlorite is a traditional method used to prevent the growth of SRB.

Ozone is a better alternative to chemicals for the following:

  1. Ozone in general requires less maintenance
  2. Ozone allows considerably less water bleed-off
  3. Ozone eliminates transportation and handling costs because is produced on-site
  4. Ozone does not cause accumulation of residual chemicals because it breaks down into oxygen
  5. Ozone has an oxidizing potential of 2.07, whereas Hypochlorite has .94 oxidizing potential

Metabolic Flexibility of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria Caroline Plugge-Weiwen Zhang-Johannes Scholten-Alfons Stams – https;//www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3119409/

 

How does fruit juice benefit from ozone?

Posted by Brialle Veldman on December 18, 2017 under Food Processing & Storage | Read the First Comment

Ozone, with its high oxidating potential, has a large array of abilities to destruct bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and fungal spores as an antibacterial agent that carries high relevance in the fruit and vegetable industries. Most studies conducted are for Gram-negative bacteria such as E.Coli which seem to be more resistant than Gram-positive bacteria. In addition, ozone is sparingly soluble in water (i.e., 10 times less than chlorine and 130 times less than chlorine dioxide (Tizaoui et al., 2008). As a disinfectant, it is much more effective than chlorine because it is active over a broader spectrum of microorganisms and other disinfectants. Not only is it 3,000 times more germicidal than chlorine, ozone offers no residues in food because any extra ozone decomposes rapidly to oxygen.

Fruit juices are often ingested for its taste and health benefits. It is a primary source for bioactive compounds such as carotenoids, anthocyanins, phenolic compounds, and vitamins. Traditionally, many producers of fruit juice rely on the acidity of their products to ensure microbiological safety. Juices are identified as a key source of several food-borne diseases. “In the Unites States 21 juice-associated outbreaks were reported to the CDC between 1995 and 2005(Vojdani et al., 2008). Recent outbreaks have shown that fruit juices can be vehicles for food-borne pathogens (Anonymous, 1996; Anonymous, 1999). E.Coli is an enteric pathogen with a low infectious dose, which causes hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome in young children and the immunocompromised “(Boyce et al., 1995).

Food preservation is aided by gaseous or aqueous ozone. The difference and choice of which method is based on the type of product i.e., solids or liquids, and process dependent, i.e, washing/cleaning or direct processing. For dried foods, such as cereal grains, beans, and whole spices have a 3-log reduction from Bacillus spp. And Micrococcus counts depending on RH conditions, temperature, and ozone concentration. The use of aqueous ozone with the washing technique used can result in improving the quality specifications such as decontamination of surfaces, excessive softening, and reducing fruit damage.

The USFDA requires a mandatory 5-log reduction of the most resistant pathogens (E. Coli, Salmonella, Listeria) in fruit juices. The specific ozonation of fruit juice is reported to meet this criteria. Ozone is not only known for microbial inactivation, but it also destructs mycotoxins. Patulin is a main mycotoxin in apple juice that has carcinogenic properties and survives conventional pasteurization processes. The degradation of mycotoxin is because of the polyketide lactone present, which makes it highly unguarded to oxidation. In conclusion, the resourcefulness of ozone in the industries of food processing  is gaining ground around the world for several reasons as discussed above.

Cullen, P.j., et al. “Ozone Processing for Food Preservation: An Overview on Fruit Juice Treatments.” Ozone: Science & Engineering, vol. 32, no. 3, Sept. 2010, pp. 166-179.

Rental Opportunities for All Applications

Posted by Brialle Veldman on November 16, 2017 under Conferences/News | Be the First to Comment

Do you or your company want to try ozone, but don’t want to make the investment right away? 

Ozone Solutions, Inc has products suited for residential, commercial, and industrial applications, which can be shipped to USA locations and Canada.

Residential/Commercial- Standard rental terms are 2, 7, 14, or 30 days.

Industrial- Standard rental terms are 7 days, 30 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year.

For example, our DR-10 purchase price is $1,499.00. The DR-10 7 day rental price $259.00. You can rent it first and then apply the $259 credit towards similar or higher priced products and pay the difference.

Residential/Commercial/Industrial- 100% of the rental term fees can be applied towards the purchase price of the equipment rented, of similar cost, or higher priced products within the first month (30 days). The offer is valid through the rental term only. If rental renewals are desired, please contact us for further details.

*If alternate rental terms other than our standard terms are desired, please request your needs.

Ozone Compatibility Testing

Posted by Brialle Veldman on November 3, 2017 under Air Treatment & Odor Control | Be the First to Comment

In the manufacturing and process industry, the use of ozone on various sanitation surfaces is still an unknown. Many customers don’t want to take the liability of how ozone might affect their existing components and machinery. Over the past 20 years, Ozone Solutions has been helping customers understand the gains from using ozone which can outweigh the need of switching out the un-compatible materials.  Our first concern is that the installation of ozone equipment will improve your business.

If you are curious as to which materials are ozone compatible and ensuring that all doubts are cleared before an ozone system is going to be used, a helpful chart has been put together for your reference.

https://www.ozonesolutions.com/info/ozone-compatible-materials

With variations of materials being constantly developed in this growing economy, Ozone Solutions provides ozone compatibility testing on new materials.

The material is initially inspected and an assessment is made on how much ozone the material will be exposed to according to the intended process application. The material will be subjected to accelerated and stress testing in both gaseous and aqueous (dissolved in water) ozone. The material (s) are then reviewed under a microscope to realize the possible decay of the surface. This is a great way to understand the final cost of installations, as replacing the surface material could substantially add to the bottom-line.

In the pictures below, materials were inspected and tested by Ozone Solutions at high levels of ozone.

Blog - Ozone Compatibility Testing #2 Blog - Ozone Compatibility Testing #3 Blog - Ozone Compatibility Testing #4 Blog - Ozone Compatibility Testing

Ozone Solutions can help determine what material is required for your unique application. Please call Ozone Solutions (712.439.6880) today for more information on how we can assist you with determining the compatibility of your equipment!

Wastewater Disinfection Using Ozone

Posted by Brialle Veldman on October 9, 2017 under Wastewater Treatment | Be the First to Comment

Ozone has been widely used in the bottle water industry since the early 1950’s. Only in recent years’ ozone has been used in wastewater industry as a replacement of chemicals such as Chlorine and Hypochlorite. Ozone has many advantages that make it a superior disinfection step.
In the ozone industry, treatment of metals such as Iron(Fe) and Manganese(Mn) are highly used in treating drinking water. Metals which are present in water can be treated with increased levels of ozone.
Ma. Teresa Orta de Velásquez , Ma. Neftalí Rojas-Valencia & Alberto Ayala study found the following:
“Ozone is 25 times more effective than hypochloric acid (HOCl); 2,500 to 3,000 times more potent and swifter than hypochlorite (OCl); and 5,000 times better than chloramine (NH2Cl).”
Ozone destroys bacteria that are difficult to breakdown with other chemicals. The breakdown of certain bacteria involves methods that could be hazardous and detrimental for human consumption.
The following articles express that ozone is one of best forms of disinfection currently in the industry.
Abstract:
This project set out to determine the effectiveness of ozone as a disinfectant against highly resistant microorganisms in wastewaters. An ozone dose of 51.5 mg/L for different lengths of time at pH 5 and 7 was applied to both synthetic and natural samples of V. cholerae and S. typhi bacteria and the Acanthamoeba protozoa. Biological pollution indicators such as total coliform (TC) and fecal coliform (FC) bacteria were also treated. Simultaneous analysis was also made of various physical-chemical parameters which might interfere with the disinfection process. The results at 14 lapsed minutes showed that all the bacteria and amoeba were destroyed. The results also demonstrated a clear reduction in some physical/chemical parameters.
With the use of a simple test treatment system- the article stated that there was a great reduction in bacteria and contaminants. A substantial reduction in COD and BOD/BOD5 were also realized.
A cost feasibility analyses was also done against the use of ozone.
“At the present time, in terms of cost, chlorination is more efficient ($0.028 USD/m3) than disinfection with ozone ($0.043 USD/m3). However, when de-chlorination is required, this elevates the cost to $0.0427 USD/m3, which effectively evens out the eventual cost. Thus, not only is ozonation effective as a disinfectant, it also improves the quality of treated wastewaters without increasing the overall cost.”

Hurricane Harvey Relief from Ozone Solutions, Inc

Posted by Brialle Veldman on August 31, 2017 under Conferences/News | Be the First to Comment

Hurricane Harvey has devastated the lives on those in Texas, Louisiana, and parts of Mississippi. In efforts to assist those severely affected by the flood, Ozone Solutions would like to offer victims of those to receive a special discount on our Residential  & Commercial line. We are going to offer 50% off our 7 day rentals, 25% off our 2 day rentals, and 10% off our DR-10 product. This offer is valid from 9/1/17 through 10/31/17.

 

Hurricane Harvey