• Ozone (O3), is a highly unstable gas and strong oxidant. It is corrosive, non toxic and has a strong odour.
The Science of Ozone
• Ozone is a powerful oxidizing agent and highly unstable at high concentrations, decaying to a regular O2 molecule. Once decayed, it releases an active O atom. This Oxygen atom is very reactive and combines with other elements to make a stable molecule.
Ozone Water Purification Applications
• Being a very strong disinfectant and oxidizer, ozone can disinfect materials via an oxidation process. Ozone is a stronger oxidizer than chlorine, a common water disinfection chemical. Moreover, ozone performs 3,000 times faster than Chlorine. Ozone is regarded as safe, cost-effective and chemical-free.
• Over the years, ozone treatment systems have been used for purifying drinking water in various parts of the world. In addition, ozone finds a wide application in commercial and industrial works like decontaminating cooling towers etc. Ozone is also used in processing food stuffs like meat, poultry, and seafood. Ozone has full FDA (Food & Drug Administration, USA) and similar authorities around the world approval for direct-food contact applications.
Ozone easily kills:
• Fungus Spores
• Mold Spores, Fungal Pathogens and Algae
Starfish Ozonation Chamber
Starfish technology is a technological breakthrough (International patents and patents pending) method of Ozonation. The ozone-enriched water flows into a chamber to allow for sufficient contact time. During this contact time, ozone molecules decay to form oxygen molecules and free hydroxyl radicals. It is both the ozone and the highly reactive free radicals which oxidize organic molecules. Through this oxidation, toxic herbicides and pesticides are reduced to more environmentally friendly components.
Non-biodegradable organics will reduce to smaller biodegradable parts. The reaction is capable of splitting proteins, carbohydrates and humic acids at double-bonded carbons to damage and destroy critical components of organisms found in the water. Since the free hydroxyl is so highly reactive, the contact time necessary is minimal, as compared to other disinfectants.
The ozone destroys bacteria and other microorganisms through an infusion of ozone. Ozonation destroys Cryptosporidium, Legionella and other naturally-occurring organisms. It also can reduce the formation of trihalomethanes (THMs), which result from the interaction of chlorine and naturally-occurring organic material in the source water.