What Is Ozone?
Ozone processes are used for several applications but are most commonly used for air and water treatment. Being more potent than dioxygen, ozone is one of the most powerful oxidants available for consumer and industrial applications related to oxidation.
First designed in 1940, ozone water purification was intended for water disinfection. Since being given FDA approval in 1982, ozone is used to treat bottled water around the world. Bottled water companies have embraced ozone as the most practical and safest measure for ensuring customers drink pathogen free water.
Why Use Ozone Solutions?
There are more than 280 major water treatment plants in the United States that use ozone water purification processes. By 2015 this number will hit 300. The odds are that the water that pours from your spout is oxidized water. Ozone water purification eliminates chlorine and other harmful chemicals from your drinking water.
Among many ozone water benefits, a reduction of chemicals, removal of color from water, oxidation of hydrogen sulfur and improved filtration efficiency are most notable.
A pressing concern facing health conscious Americans is the documented rise of trace pharmaceuticals in drinking water. An Associated Press study recently showed evidence of antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones in the water supplies of at least 41 million Americans. The potential health risk presented to animals and humans by this phenomenon is a growing concern, and ozone filtration processes are being adopted to effectively address the issue.
As major cities such as Los Angeles, Dallas and Orlando take part in the nationwide initiative to incorporate ozone water treatment into their public water treatment supply policies, the potential for healthier water improves drastically.