Ozone Facts

Ozone Facts

Ozone is a powerful antimicrobial agent that destroys pathogens up to 3,000 times faster than chlorine. It is one of the most effective ways of treating waste water effluent while producing no residual by-products.

> No toxins or carcinogens

> No pollution

> No bacterial adaptation (chlorine use can sometimes make germs stronger)

> No accelerated food decomposition

> No dangerous storage conditions (ozone is created onsite and returned to oxygen)

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, ozone is the most effective primary disinfectant available for drinking water. And when it kills germs, the only chemical it gives off is oxygen.

How it works

Ozone (O3) is generated by forming into an unstable molecular structure. Its third oxygen atom wants to break away from O2.

Bacteria are built to absorb oxygen molecules such as ozone. When they do, ozone gives off the extra oxygen atom and produces energy, which causes the bacteria to explode. The only byproduct from the reaction is harmless oxygen. The simple mechanics of this reaction also make it unlikely that bacteria will overcome this technology by mutating into a resistant strain.

In addition to eliminating bacteria, ozone is particularly effective at removing many chemicals and most organic particulates from water by aggregating their mass until their weight causes them to drop to the bottom of a treatment tank which can then be removed by filtration.

You can learn more about our ozone treatment systems by calling (316) 685-3333 or email sales@amwaterpur.com.


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