It has become a common practice to purify our drinking water through the method of reverse osmosis. Reverse Osmosis is one of the two most popular methods of purifying our drinking water, but now a new method is gaining popularity called ozone treatments. Ozone treatments have been used since the 1890’s and by 1906 was used for large scale water treatment systems. There are many pros and cons to using ozone water treatments. AAA water Teams would like to delve deeper into the subject.
Ozone Water Treatment Process
First let us talk about what ozone does to water. Ozone kills 99% of the bacteria found in water, as well as stubborn pathogens such as giardia and cryptosporidium. All of that is done without the use of any chemicals. The fact that chemicals aren’t used is quite a feat since chemicals only reduce bacteria population but doesn’t completely eradicate them. Some chemicals only partly affect microorganisms like giardia and cryptosporidium. Ozone also effectively destroys other viruses, molds, and fungus. Ozone also bonds with other materials like iron, sulfur, and manganese that form them into partials, making it much easier to filter them out of the water. Ozone has also successfully removed and eliminated iron bacteria, radon, and methane gas as well as reduces a significant amount of micro-pollutants like pesticides. The World Health Organization states that ozonation removes up to 99% of all trace contaminations. Some of these contaminations include pharmaceuticals and personal care products. These are micro-pollutants which are becoming a growing concern in many areas.
Ozone Water Still Needs Filtration
While it is great to read of all the wonderful things ozone can do for your water, there are a few things worth mentioning that it can’t do. As the ozone oxidizes it creates various amounts of dissolved minerals that form particles. These particles can only be removed by filtering. Ozone is not an effective method however against calcium or magnesium. So you will still need the additional use of a water softener system. Ozone has minor to almost no affect on fluoride, nitrates, sodium, lead and other heavy metals in water. However a good quality filtration system will take care of the ozone short falls.
How Ozone Water Treatments Work
Ozone can do a lot of wonderful treatments to our water without the use of chemicals but how is it doing that? Ozone can be created in a few ways. Some ozone units use high intensive UV lights. This simulates the sunlight while other methods are designed to create and generate electrolytic reactions. Both methods convert oxygen molecules to ozone. The ozonized water passes into a diffuser. The diffuser causes the ozone based bubbles to form. These bubbles are mixed into the water as it is fed into a purification tank. Once inside the tank the extra oxygen molecules connect or bind with the bacteria and organic matter as well as the other minerals. This will then destroy all of the biological contaminants. This process will lead the other compounds to oxidize and precipitate and this is the glorious process of Ozone Purification.
Ozone Purification Water Treatment in Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida
So there are many benefits of ozone purification, such as no chemicals and no taste or odors in the water. It kills most of the dangers that are found in water and the filtration process takes care of the rest. Even though it has it weakness you can compensate will a good filter and water softener. So is Ozone right for you? If you believe so, AAA Water Team can help improve your water contact us today and see what we can do for you.