Late last year we published an extremely popular article on understanding the ozone disinfection process. Based on the response, we’ve updated this year’s article with a bit more information to illustrate how powerful these simple tools can be to operations staff.
How Ozone Works:
You probably already know that ozone is a very strong oxidant and acts to destroy chemical double bonds in organic compounds, these are common in cellular matter and some proteins. You also probably know that ozone is an indiscriminate oxidant, meaning it will readily react with whatever compounds it encounters. This latter fact is important as it means that other compounds within the water will also compete for the ozone disinfection reactions you are hoping to achieve. So, lets explore this concept further in the context of a disinfection application.