Ozone Water Treatment

Drinking Water Disinfection through Ozone Treatment

Sept 13, 2013 – Ozone treatment has played an important role in water treatment for the last century. The first full scale ozone water treatment plant was built in the early 1900′s in France. During the rest of the 1900′s approximately 1000 other full scale ozone water treatment plants were constructed around the world.

In only 6 years the number of these types of plants have multiplied 3 times and today there is over 3000 ozone systems in operation. The majority of them are in Europe, the USA has about 250 and Canada about 50 plants.

In the next 5 years the number of drinking water treatment plants that the ozone process in one form or another is expected to grow to a level that it will be treating at least 1/3rd of the worlds total supply of drinking water.

Ozone effectiveness in the treatment of drinking water is primarily due to its oxidative strengths resulting in improved water taste and quality, reduced odors and better color.

From a functional perspective, ozone destroys bacteria and deactivates viruses better and more cost effective than any chemical that is used to disinfect drinking water.

Chlorine is the main chemical that is used as an alternative to ozone treatment and like anything there are advantages and disadvantages to everything.

A natural and environmentally friendly method of reducing chemicals in drinking water is through the pre-water treatment process of water aeration.

Water reservoir aeration or pond aeration is extremely effective in reducing the pollutants in the pond before the water is extracted into the treatment plants. Its proving to be a great way to reduce odors, improve taste and decrease the cost of chemicals to treat the water.