Ozone has many advantages when compared to other disinfection technologies. It is far less likely to result in the formation of harmful disinfection byproducts, and is 50% more powerful than chlorine-based disinfectants.

Ozone can also provide excellent disinfection in a fraction of the time that traditional approaches require, reducing plant footprint and increasing flexibility.

Advantages of Oxidation with Ozone

  • The incredible oxidation power of ozone allows it to more rapidly and effectively treat contaminants such as geosmin and 2-MIB that negatively impact water taste and impart unpleasant odors, and that are otherwise difficult to treat.
  • Ozone is also one of the few treatment approaches to surface water sources threatened by seasonal Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), which produce toxins such as microcystin that can render even treated water undrinkable for weeks at a time.
  • Ozone is frequently applied as a pre-treatment prior to sedimentation and filtration, increasing the quality of the filtered water as well as enhancing the removal of aesthetic contaminants like dissolved iron and manganese.
  • When paired with another treatment such as hydrogen peroxide or UV in an Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP), ozone is an effective treatment for emerging contaminants such as hormones, pharmaceuticals, and endocrine disrupting compounds.

Featured Application

The World's Largest Drinking Water Plant Using Ozone Serves 1.6 Million Customers

New ozone generators were providing disinfection and taste/odor reduction for up to 770 million gallons of water per day, at an annual operating cost of less than a nickel per thousand gallons.

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