Ozone, Oxygen: Transfer into Water

Researching and developing water treatment products and components reveal a lot of information and observations. A recent study on the efficacy of porous PTFE tubing for the transfer of gases, such as ozone or oxygen, into water proved some very interesting theories and revealed some additional data. One test done on lake water (Water Quality Products, December 2004)1 proved very beneficial in reducing bacteria. The comparison of ozone transfer against several sizes air stones and a venturi in this test was also very interesting.

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What method works best and why?

About The Author: 

Jeff Roseman CWS-V is owner of Aqua Ion Plus+ Technologies, La Porte, Ind. He has a background in chemistry and physics from studies in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University. Roseman is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He can be reached at 219.362.7279, or by e-mail at jeff@aquaionplus.com; www.aquaionplus.com.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16112

Rapid Pipeline Disinfection

Two years of research has produced a new disinfection method for drinking water distribution system using ozone technology. This innovation is called Rapid Pipeline Disinfection and can disinfect a pipeline in about one hour as compared to traditional methods using chlorine that can take up to 24 hours or more.
Water quality leaving treatment plants of North American water utilities is exceptional and protects public health thanks to a variety of treatment tools these water treatment professionals have at their disposal.

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New disinfection method for municipal water distribution pipelines using ozone

About The Author: 

Paul K. Overbeck is the chairman of the International Ozone Association - Pan American Group. Overbeck is president of Mazzei Injector - GDT Corporation, Bakersfield, Calif. He received a Chemistry degree from the University of Minnesota, has close to 30 years of water and wastewater treatment experience as COO for Osmonics (now part of General Electric), and has been involved in the ozone industry and ozone applications since 1982. He can be reached at 623.587.8858, or by e-mail at overbeck@gdt-h2o.com; www.gdt-h2o.com.

Brian Johnson is a vice chairman of the International Ozone Association – Pan American Group. Johnson is president of Pacific Ozone Technology, Inc., Benicia, Calif. Since 1986 his professional career includes working with private and publicly traded companies, including as a principal and CEO of Snowboards, Inc. and director of A Sport, Inc. He holds a pilot certificate and actively pursues action sports, adventure, flying and quality time with his family. He can be reached at 707.747.9600, or by e-mail at brianj@pacificozone.com; www.pacificozone.com.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16110

Ozone Injection

Oxidation is the first step of three that must be followed in order to be successful.

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Selecting ozone injection devises—Ozone Pump vs. Ventri

About The Author: 

Roger Nathanson is president of Ozone Pure Water, Inc., Sarasota, Fla. Ozone Pure Water (www.ozonepurewater.com ) has been a full service ozone/water treatment supplier since 1980. Nathanson heads the system design, system allocation and R&D departments. His background includes mechanical engineering, plumbing/pipe fitting, swimming pool remodeling/repair, sales and marketing. He holds a U.S. patent on a proprietary ozone unit/ozone generator design. Nathanson can be contacted at 941-923-8528, or by e-mail at
tecsales@ozonepurewater.com.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2005
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15673

Porous PTFE Tubing

Recent studies were conducted on porous PTFE tubing to test the efficacy of how well the tubing transfers ozone into water.

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Testing and Applications of Porous PTFE Tubing for Transferring Ozone into Lake Water to Reduce Bacteria, Coliform and E.coli

About The Author: 

Jeff Roseman CWS-IV is the owner
of Aqua Ion Plus+ Technologies, La Porte, Ind., and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He has a background in physics and chemistry from studies in electrical engineering at Purdue University. He can be contacted by phone at 219-362-7279 or
by E-mail at jeff@aquaionplus.com; www.aquaionplus.com.

Activation Date: 
December 1, 2004
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15638

Ozone: More Is Not Always Better

The International Ozone Association (IOA) has published about 60 papers on the subject at IOA conferences over the past five years.

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Process Optimization and Control

About The Author: 

Paul Overbeck is the chairman of the International Ozone Association, Pan American Group. Paul received a Chemistry degree from the University of Minnesota, has about 30 years of water and wastewater treatment experience and has been involved in the ozone industry and ozone applications since 1982. Paul is also president of GDT Corp., a company specializing in high efficiency gas to liquid mass transfer. Prior to founding GDT, Paul was Chief Operating Officer for Osmonics Inc. - Phoenix Operations, now part of General Electric. He can be reached by E-mail at overbeck@gdt-h2o.com.

Activation Date: 
August 30, 2004
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15409

Food Contamination: Ozone Answers Concerns

Recent research has shown that ozone treatment has many advantages over chlorine and other available anti-microbial agents. A key advantage of ozone over chlorine is that it not only kills bacteria, but it also destroys viruses and waterborne parasites.

About The Author: 

Ed Jones is president and CEO for Tru-Pure Ozone Technologies, Green Bay, Wis. He can be reached by phone at 920-863-2444; ejones@trupure.com; www.trupure.com.

Activation Date: 
January 22, 2004
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
14781

Rehabilitating Rehab Pools and Spas

The Desert Pain Institute of Mesa, Ariz., wanted an ecologically sound disinfection option for the therapeutic pools and spa in its new facility. Ultraviolet (UV) systems from Aquionics were paired with peroxide disinfection to provide a sanitary pool environment for the facility's aquatic rehabilitation services.

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Ultraviolet Peroxide System Restores Water Quality, Eliminates Chloramines

About The Author: 

Contributed By Aquionics

Activation Date: 
November 26, 2003
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
14624

Measuring Dissolved Ozone

A new technology shows promise for measuring dissolved ozone and can be used in applications such as bottling plants, water stores and food and beverage plant process water treatment.

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Company develops new method of measurement for bottled water plants

About The Author: 

Lawrence B. Kilham has a master’s degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He holds three patents in instrumentation and received the IR 100 award for technical innovation. Kilham has published numerous technical articles and addresses professional societies. He also published a book, Great Idea to a Great Company: Making Inventions Pay. Kilham has been in sales, engineering and management positions in high tech companies since 1965. Currently, he is owner of Eco Sensors, Inc., a rapidly growing instrument company in Santa Fe, N.M., and is a director of several start-up companies. He can be reached at larry@ecosensors.com.

Activation Date: 
September 26, 2003
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
14438

The Role of Ozone in Water Bottling

Because of the relative and perceived ease of ozone treatment, many bottlers still don't use proven ozone process controls and monitoring technology. Thus, they're yet to assure precise ozone treatment, which is necessary when certain contaminants--such as bromide, from which bromate is formed--are present in the source water. The careful use of controls can result in bottled water of a higher quality.

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Technology Update

About The Author: 

L. Joseph Bollyky, Ph.D., is president of Bollyky Associates, Inc., Stamford, Conn., and a licensed professional engineer. He is a former chairman of the International Ozone Association and can be reached at 203-967-4223; fax 203-967-4845; ljbbai@bai-ozone.com. Brian Johnson is president of Pacific Ozone Technology, Inc., Benicia, Calif., and can be reached at 707-747-9600; fax 707-747-9209; brianj@pacificozone.com.

Activation Date: 
September 26, 2003
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
14437

The O-Zone: Are You an O-Zone Technician?

We will now wrap up The O-Zone Tech Workshop with an ozone quiz. This will be a good chance for you to determine if what has been given has made it into your memory banks or reference library.

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Tech Workshop

About The Author: 

Roger Nathanson is president of Ozone Pure Water, Inc., Sarasota, Fla. His background includes mechanical engineering, plumbing/pipe fitting, swimming pool remodeling/repair, sales and marketing. Ozone Pure Water has been a full service ozone/water treatment supplier since 1980. Nathanson can be contacted at 800-633-8469 or 941-923-8528; opw01@acun.com; www.ozonepurewater.com.

Activation Date: 
August 27, 2003
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
14378