Water Treatment

Ozone Water Purification

Ozone Treatment: Ozone effectively destroys bacteria and other unhealthy microorganisms in water. It is often used in conjunction with other water purification or water filtration technologies. It is effective in reducing levels of chemical contaminants.

Municipal water companies have used ozone technology to treat large quantities of water for many years because of its effectiveness in purifying and conditioning water.

Ozone has been used in Europe for water treatment since early in the 20th century. Its use has been increasing here in the U.S. in the last decade, especially since the negative health effects of chlorination have become apparent.

Benefits: Ozonated drinking water is considered by many advocates to be highly beneficial, regardless of one’s health condition. The effectiveness of ozonated water has to do with the strength of ozone in it.

One of the primary benefits of ozone is that it is known to destroy pathogens. A pathogen is anything that causes a disease, such as

  • Bacterium (examples: strep throat, bacterial meningitis)

  • Virus (examples: flu viruses, hepatitis A, B and C)

  • Fungus (examples: Candida, athlete’s foot)

The key benefits of ozone in drinking water:

  1. It kills viruses, bacteria, fungi and algae on contact.

  2. It breaks down harmful synthetic chemicals.

  3. Naturally softens water.

  4. Water is pH 7.0 to pH 7.6 - The acidity or alkalinity of a substance is measured using pH. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with 0 being the most acidic, 14 being the most alkaline, and 7 being neutral. To survive, our bodies must maintain the pH very close to 7.4, which is just on the alkaline side of neutral. Ozone naturally aids in keeping water pure.