Ozone for Water treatment

Ozone for water treatment

Ozone is primarily a disinfectant that effectively kills biological contaminants. Ozone also oxidizes and precipitates iron, sulfur, and manganese so they can be filtered out of solution. Ozone will oxidize and break down many organic chemicals including many that cause odor and taste problems. Ozonation produces no taste or odor in the water.

Since ozone is made of oxygen and reverts to pure oxygen, it vanishes without trace once it has been used. In the home, this does not matter much, but when water companies use ozone to disinfect the water there is no residual disinfectant, so chlorine or another disinfectant must be added to minimize microbial growth during storage and distribution.




Ozone is a very reactive gas that can oxidise bacteria, moulds, organic material and other pollutants found in water.


Using ozone to treat wastewater has many benefits:


  • Kills bacteria effectively;
  • Oxidises substances such as iron and sulphur so that they can be filtered out of the solution;
  • There are no nasty odours or residues produced from the treatment;
  • Ozone converts back into oxygen quickly, and leaves no trace once it has been used.





Drinking water:


  1. It kills viruses, bacteria, fungi and algae on contact.
  2. It breaks down harmful synthetic chemicals into less dangerous molecules.
  3. It purifies the blood of microorganisms by rupturing their cell walls.
  4. It kills some cancer cells, slows tumor growth, and may stop the spread of cancer.
  5. It provides more oxygen to the brain.
  6. It boosts the immune system.



Bottle drinking:


  • Ozone is superior to any other disinfection method because of its high oxidation state.
  • Ozone allows for lower operating costs and reduces overall chemical costs.
  • Ozone is not typically associated with by-products, and naturally reverts to oxygen, so no taste or odor is associated after its use.
  • Ozone is generated on-site. Therefore no dangerous storage or handling is required.
  • The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) suggests a residual ozone level of 0.2 to 0.4 ppm. This provides disinfection to both the water and the bottle.
  • Destroying bacteria instantly, ozone works faster than any other oxidant on the market!