Ozone exists in many forms in nature and performs several valuable functions. Ozone does everything from protecting the earth and our atmosphere from ultraviolet radiation from the sun to purifying the air and water close to eath’s surface. For many years, ozone has been utilized in medical applications because it is an effective antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral making it a viable water purifier.
Today, many homeowners choose ozone to keep their water, clean, safe and potable. When compared to chlorine, ozone is vastly more effective at eliminating bacteria and viruses. Ozone will also reduce the prevalence of iron, manganese and sulfur. In addition, ozone water purification can improve odor and taste issues with drinking water.
How Ozone Water Purification Works
Ozone is produced in an ozone generator and pumped in the form of bubbles into water. The ozone will oxidize any iron, manganese and sulfate in your water, creating solids that are filtered out later. Because ozone is unstable it will dissipate from your water in about half an hour.
O(zone) Yeah, Science!
Ozone (O3) starts it life as oxygen (O2). Simply, oxygen has two atoms and UV radiation dislocates oxygen atoms from one another. Two oxygen atoms may rejoin to form an oxygen molecule (O2 ). However, a single oxygen atom that collides with an existing oxygen molecule will form ozone (O3). This means that ozone is constantly created and destroyed in the atmosphere by the sun’s UV radiation, rendering the levels of ozone virtually constant, keeping us all safe.