Benefits of Ozone
With energy use becoming more costly, both financially and environmentally, ozone’s ability to oxidize and disinfect in cold water is not only more environmentally friendly but significantly more cost effective. Heating water takes a tremen dous amount of energy and performs no sanitation advantage when ozone is in use. Since ozone is produced on-demand, on-site, the cost of transporting chemicals, and the carbon footprint that goes with it are eliminated.
Perserving Natural Resources
The World Health Organization believes that shortages of fresh water threaten the lives and safety of over 2.4 billion people worldwide. Ozone is playing an increasing role in saving fresh water by enabling the continual reuse of this vital natural resource without the unhealthy chemicals historically used for water disinfection. Ozone enables the recycling and reuse of water in a broad array of industrial and commercial applications including industrial wastewater, process cooling water, and even car washes.
Ozone also has a long history of effectively and safely maintaining water quality in zoos, aquariums, and fish farms where its use is essential for maintaining healthy marine habitats. Airborne ozone is also playing an increasingly important role in microbe control associated with food preservation, especially in the organic foods sector.
Reducing Chemical Pollution
Ozone is beginning to replace hazardous chemicals traditionally utilized for sanitation by food processing, beverage, pharmaceutical and medical companies. Ozone now impacts much of what we consume including drinking water, wine and soft drinks, seafood, meat, poultry, fresh fruits and vegetables. Ozone is being used to keep beverages and foods safer and fresher while reducing use of chemicals in plant run-off, protecting existing ground water quality.