Ozone provides a great method of achieving pure and safe drinking water. It is used as a disinfectant to inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms with no residual because it turns into oxygen which improves the flavor and quality of the water.
Ozone in the Industry
Ozone was given GRAS approval for bottled water by the FDA in 1982. Since that time, ozone has become the de-facto disinfectant for bottled water applications. Ozone has provided an efficient, safe method of disinfecting water to prevent pathogens that may be present in the final water, or introduced from bottled water equipment, bottles, or caps.
The process of implementing ozone into bottled water requires precise control, and quality equipment to ensure that the water, bottles, and caps are indeed disinfected. Proper analysis of ozone levels in the water and control of this ozone level is paramount to a successful, and easy to operate ozone system. As ozone is only one part of a bottled water line, it is important it is integrated into the system, automated, and easy to operate.
Too little ozone in the water may allow pathogens to grow in the bottle and potential sicken the consumer.
Too much ozone can create disinfection byproducts (DBP's) such as bromate.
For help with your bottled water system implementing ozone, allow our system integrator to help you find the right system, and right controls to make your project a success.