How Does Ozone Work?

Ozone is a triatomic molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms, which occurs naturally in the stratosphere and benefits both plants and animals by preventing damaging ultraviolet light from reaching the Earth’s surface. Ozone is made artificially by passing oxygen through ultraviolet light or a “cold” electrical discharge which causes oxygen molecules (O2) to split apart in a process called photolysis. When one of the freed atoms collides with another O2 molecule, it joins up forming ozone (O3). Ozone readily gives up one atom of oxygen resulting in a powerful oxidizing agent that is toxic to most waterborne organisms and decays to ordinary oxygen in less than an hour in atmospheric conditions. Ozone is also a very strong, broad spectrum disinfectant that is an effective method to inactivate harmful protozoa and also works well against almost all other pathogens. Ozone is used by many municipal drinking water systems to kill bacteria instead of the more common chlorine. Ozonization is a preferred solution for killing microorganisms in water because it leaves no residue in the water after treatment and has the additional advantages of high oxidation potential, fewer dangerous by-products and the absence of taste and odor problems associated with chlorination. To use ozone as a disinfectant, it must be created on-site and added to the water by bubble contact. Ozone has many other industrial and consumer oxidation. Ozone is used to:

  • Disinfect laundry in hospitals, food factories and care homes facilities
  • Deodorize air and objects, such as after a fire or during fabric restoration
  • Kill bacteria on food or on contact surfaces
  • Sanitize swimming pools and spas
  • Kill insects in stored grain
  • Scrub yeast and mold spores from the air in food processing plants
  • Wash fresh fruits and vegetables to kill yeast, mold and bacteria
  • Attack iron, arsenic, hydrogen sulfide, nitrates and complex organics in water
  • Provide an aid to filtration
  • Manufacture chemical compounds via chemical synthesis
  • Clean and bleach fabrics
  • Assist in processing plastics
  • Age rubber samples to determine the useful life of a batch of rubber
  • Eradicate water borne parasites in surface water treatment plants
  • Detoxify cyanide wastes to carbon dioxide from gold and silver mining
  • Kill or neutralize all bacteria in operating rooms between surgeries

Ozone Water Systems, Inc. has been designing, installing and servicing ozone systems globally since 1994. We are factory trained in a multitude of ozone equipment and are able to provide sales, parts as well as offer in-house or on-site repair service for all these units. The next time that you need help with ozone – information, service or assistance with a project – please feel free to give us a call.

Global Service Areas

When your ozone system goes down your costs rise, productivity drops and health concerns may arise.

To prevent ozone system failures, we recommend regular preventative maintenance in order to minimize your downtime and costs. When a repair visit is necessary, our experienced global repair service team stands ready to quickly and efficiently restore your ozone system to peak efficiency. Our factory-trained field technicians are available to travel to your site to repair your system as quickly and effectively as possible.

If your ozone system cannot be repaired onsite, we can arrange to have it picked up so that it can be repaired in our shop. Our dedicated team has years of experience with a multitude of ozone equipment, and are familiar with all aspects of your system.

We will support your ozone system for as long as it is technically and economically feasible. When appropriate, we can recommend and install upgrades to extend the life of the ozone system, significantly lower repair costs and increase performance to maximize return on your investment.

We have a number of complete ozone systems on hand that are available for rent and provide you with an excellent solution to your temporary needs or for evaluation purposes. We also have refurbished systems that are reasonably priced and may provide you with a lower-cost backup or upgrade alternative. Contact us now and find out how we can help you make the most of your ozone equipment.