Air Treatment

Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have had ozone applied to them on a large scale, there are some major reasons behind this, such as:

                -The public has become growingly aware that indoor air quality (IAQ) can be can be improved

                -Heightened intolerance towards smoking along with the increased knowledge that common chemicals can negatively impact IAQ

                -Technological advancements within the ozone industry (particularly in ozone generators/monitors) make system controls more realistic

                -Payback economics: savings in energy along with other factors

The main industrial sectors to heavily invest in ozone air treatment are gaming institutions like casinos, bingo halls, and card rooms, as well as applications within the hospitality industry (restaurants, showrooms, bowling alleys). These areas have seen high returns investing in air quality, in large part due to the common chemicals in these areas that would lower overall air quality (ex: cigarettes being allowed in most gaming buildings). Many smaller projects have also been applicated to places like taverns, designated smoking areas and advanced technology facilities where complete-building air treatment is not deemed necessary.

Most voiced objections towards ozone are in reference to its overall safety. When using ozone in public areas, the concentrations must be kept below the harmful levels. Self-controlling systems, that combine advanced ozone generation with ozone monitoring systems make this increasingly possible. However, among cognizant agencies, we do see discernment as to what should be deemed the safe levels and suitable ozone concentration guidelines. For areas where people gather together, the US FDA has stated a limit of .05 ppm. HVAC systems are programmed with automatic controls to typically stay under concentrations of .03-.05 ppm. However, these concentrations are lower than what we see occur naturally in outdoor settings, in most regions. “For ozone injected into HVAC systems it is absolutely necessary to include ozone sensors to automatically control the ozone concentration in areas where the public congregate.”

2 Major Applications

                -Casinos: Gaming facilities are continually growing worldwide, and a majority of resorts are now including them. Smoking is typically found in high quantities in most casinos, and it is a major irritant for customers as well as employees. Ozone is incredibly effective in getting rid of the unpleasant smell caused by smoking, due to the variety of VOC’s that can be found in the smoke.

                -Dubai International Airport: Odds are this is the largest ozonated HVAC system in the world, with the air treatment being applicated to all of the buildings. The airport has over 300 ozone sensor/controllers along with VOC sensor/controllers. There are many ozone generators spread throughout the HVAC ductwork, treating virtually all of the interior spaces. Preliminary findings from the Dubai International Airport were passengers and employees noted a pleasant air smell, as well as improved air quality. The airport also cut costs by spending less on maintenance, mainly because they no longer had to replace carbon filters.

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Sources: Rip Rice, from the IOA https://www.ioa-pag.org/

OXS Injection Systems for Aquaculture and Hydroponics

OXS Water Treatment System

In the above image you can see an OXS-10 Ozone Water System. Ozone is an incredibly efficient component when it comes to aquaculture and hydroponics. In reference to hydroponics, the use of ozone can help in oxygenating root zones, as well as disinfecting and enhancing the hydroponic water quality. For aquaculture, ozone is used to improve water quality, reduce pathogens, and increase efficiency of the water treatment systems. We created a video going through the functions of the OXS-10, to see the video, Please Click Here! You can also Click Here to see more information, as well as purchasing options, for the OXS Ozone Water System.

Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of fish, shellfish, algae, and other organisms in all types of water environments. 2 of the main applications we see ozone used in aquaculture is for fish farming and ozonated ice. Ozone works great for fish farming because it keeps the water cleaner, and therefore, the fish healthier. Healthier fish can eat more feed and grow bigger/faster. After fish are harvested, they are usually put on ice. By dissolving ozone into water and quickly freezing the water, ozone is essentially trapped within the ice. Locking ozone into the ice and setting the fish on top of the ice allows for the ozone to be slowly released and increases the shelf life for the fish.

Hydroponics

One of the definitions of hydroponics is as follows, “Hydroponics is a technology for growing plants in nutrient solutions (water and fertilizers) with or without the use of artificial medium (ex., sand, gravel, vermiculite, rockwool) to provide mechanical support. Liquid hydroponic systems have no other supporting medium for the plant roots: aggregate systems have a solid medium of support.”

Hydroponics Benefits

  • Water Conservation
  • Produce Higher Yields
  • Less Labor Requirements
  • No Soil Needs
  • High Quality Foods

How Does Ozone Enhance Hydroponics?

Ozone allows us to disinfect water before it is used in a hydroponic system and gives us more control over the pathogens and algae that are present. Because of ozone’s efficiency in disinfection it is great for destroying bacteria, virus, and fungi, as well as eliminating microbes, algae and pathogens. It also gives us the ability to increase oxygen levels in the plants which can aid in increasing crop yields. Using ozone for disinfection saves money on chemical fertilizer, and can even get rid of unwanted smells inside of greenhouses.

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Sources: solutionozone.com, edengreen.com, cals.arizona.edu

OXS Ozone Water System

Overview of the OXS Ozone Water System

Overview

OXS Ozone Water Systems will dissolve ozone into water for point of use applications, or water treatment applications where dissolved ozone in water is required. The OXS System is capable of producing up to 100 g/hr of ozone from oxygen with an integrated oxygen concentrator and ozone generator, the OXS Injection Systems also introduce this ozone into water at 100 GPM. For more information on the OXS Ozone Water System, Please Click Here.

How It Works

Main Features

  • One touch ON/OFF switch
  • Ambient ozone safety sensor integrated in central controller
  • CPVC piping is used for maximum ozone resistance
  • Stainless steel ozone compatible pump
  • Ozone produced from oxygen at high concentration
  • Great mass transfer of ozone into water
  • Capable of high dissolved ozone levels
  • Compact design

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Product Spotlight: BOSEAN BH-60 Fixed Ozone Monitor

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Product Overview

The BH-60 Fixed Ozone Detector uses an advanced catalytic gas sensor, which can translate the ozone concentration in the air to the digital signal output. The BH-60 has a range of 0-20 ppm and a resolution of 1 ppm, making it great for detecting ozone in refineries, chemical plants, boiler rooms, painting plants, and other industrial settings where ozone is present. When it comes to industrial, fixed-mount ozone detectors, the BH-60’s $360 price tag sets it well below most competitors. The display on the BH-60 is incredibly easy to read and help maximize the usability for this sensor

Main Features

-Aluminum outer shell

-Economic pricing

-4-20mA Output currency

Ease of Use

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The manual for the BH-60 Fixed Ozone Sensor can be found Here.

Custom Oxygen Concentrators

Newly-built Custom Oxygen Concentrator

We can build custom oxygen concentrators to fit many different specifications for a wide array of applications. The picture above shows one of the customized oxygen concentrators that we have recently built. For this particular unit, the customer was looking for a system that would produce oxygen at approximately 70% purity. Although typical oxygen concentrators produce roughly 93% pure oxygen, we were able to easily create an oxygen generator that met our customers specific needs. In the picture above, we can see the “Air Flow Control” knob, as well as the “Oxygen Flow Control” knob. This addition to the oxygen generator give the user the ability to easily adjust the purity of their oxygen flow. To decrease the oxygen purity, the user simply has to increase the air flow and decrease the ozone flow. Were purer oxygen desired, the opposite actions would need to be taken. Along with the adjustability, we also added in an easy-to-read LED screen to the front of the unit (see in the images below) so the user can know the specific purity of the oxygen being produced. Contact us today to talk with an industry expert and find out how we can build a system to fit your needs.

Upper-Right Corner shows the screen displaying the precise oxygen purity level.
Another view of one of our custom oxygen concentrators.

There are many different options when it comes to the customizability of these oxygen concentrators. While the unit seen above had a focus on the oxygen purity, other attributes can be factors for customization, such as the oxygen pressure, flow, and concentration. We can easily adjust the pressure, flow, and/or concentration of oxygen to fit all of your specific needs. Along with these simple customizations, we also now offer high pressure oxygen concentrators. The TOX-20 through 40 are now available in high pressure models. One of the great things about the HP series of oxygen concentrators is that they provide oxygen pressures of 90 PSI continuously, as well as a storage tank (ranging from 20 to 30 gallons) to store oxygen. To view our full line of high pressure oxygen concentrators, Please Click Here.

TOX-40 HP

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Product Spotlight: BOSEAN K-600 Portable Ozone Detector

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Product Overview

With a 0-1 ppm range and a resolution of 0.1 ppm, the K-600 Ozone Detector is the perfect sensor for refinery workers, maintenance engineers, and personal safety applications. What sets the K-600 apart from other BOSEAN portable sensors (such as the BH-90 and BH-90A) is that the K-600 is also computer compatible. The data stored on the K-600 can easily to be transferred to a computer so the data can be saved and printed for analyzing. Also unlike the BH-90 and BH-90A, the K-600 uses a gas pump for air sampling, as opposed to diffusion, to help increase accurate readings. The LCD screen offers easy-to-read analyzations and the three-button design make the K-600 incredibly simple to use.

Main Features

-Gas pump sampling

-Easy operation

-Computer compatibility

-Gas Curve display

Ease of Use

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Gas Curve Display

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The manual for the K-600 can be found here.

Product Spotlight: BOSEAN BH-90A Portable Ozone Sensor

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Product Overview

The BH-90A is available in either 0-20 ppm or 0-1 ppm, with a resolution of 0.1 ppm. This customizability makes the BH-90A great for different applications, whether it is for industrial safety, or for personal use. The BH-90A performs quite similarly to the BH-90, the main thing that sets them apart is the password management options that the BH-90A offers. The password management ensures that there is no wrongful operation of the sensor. They also have a different build, the BH-90A is slightly larger than the BH-90, and has boxier design. The BH-90A also has a larger battery and a slightly longer lifespan after a full charge (a charging cord and port are included with an order of the BH-90A). The BH-90A has low and high alarms set at 5 ppm and 10 ppm, but these alarms are also customizable.

Main Features

-Adjustable low and high alarms

-Low battery indication

-Password management

-Water and Dust resistant housing

Ease of Use

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The manual for the BH-90A can be found here.

Product Spotlight: BOSEAN BH-90 Portable Ozone Detector

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Overview

At only $280, the BH-90 is an incredibly economic option when it comes to portable ozone detection for industrial applications, or for personal safety. This sensor is available in either 0-10 ppm, or 0-1 ppm, and with a resolution of 0.1 ppm, it is great for many different settings. The simplified design with an easy-to-read screen and 4-button layout maximizes the usability of the BH-90 without giving up performance. The anti-slip rubber greatly improves the sensors durability and makes the BH-90 both dust and water resistant.

Main Features

-Adjustable low and high alarm levels

-Low battery indication

-Visual and audible alarm with vibration

-2 year sensor life

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The manual for the BH-90 can be found here.

Overview: Ozone Application in Recirculating Aquaculture System

Aquaculture System

Abstract

In recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), particulates (including feces, uneaten feed, bacteria, and algae) can cause several problems, in that they may harbor pathogens, can physically irritate the fish, and upon decomposition, release ammonia and consume oxygen. Mechanical filters, foam fractionators, and other engineered devices are used to remove particles quickly from aquaculture systems, in order to improve fish health and decrease the load on biofilters and oxygenators. Ozone is used in RAS as a disinfectant, to remove organic carbon, and also to remove turbidity, algae, color, odor and taste. Ozone can effectively inactivate a range of bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoan fish pathogens. But the effectiveness of ozone treatment depends on ozone concentration, length of ozone exposure (contact time), pathogen loads and levels of organic matter. In spite of ozone is a very effective oxidizing agent, higher ozone concentrations are a risk to cultured fish stocks causing gross tissue damage and stock mortalities, and also are a risk to bacterial films on the biofilter.

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Building Your Own Ozone Chamber

Ozone Chambers

There are many different options for ozone chambers. Many chambers will have an integrated turnkey system where ozone will be produced from the chamber itself. However, if you are looking for a more cost-effective option, or, you already have a chamber, room, or enclosure you want to control ozone levels inside of, building your own ozone chamber is a great alternative. This article will go over the different products necessary for assembling an ozone chamber, as well as some different specifications to take note of to make sure you get the products that will best fit your applications.

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Here we can see the inside of one of our chambers, with an internal fan to ensure ozone is being properly circulated.

Components

Ozone Generator – The most important component is the ozone generator to produce ozone for your ozone chamber!

Choose the ozone generator size and output, normally rated in g/hr (grams per hour), based upon the following factors

  • Size of your ozone chamber – larger chamber = more ozone demand
  • Level of ozone required inside your chamber, normally measured in ppm. Higher ozone levels desired will require larger ozone generators
  • Temperature of the chamber – higher temperatures will increase the ozone half-life and demand more ozone
  • Organic loading in the chamber – material in the chamber that will consume ozone due to natural organic loading should be considered

See our selection of ozone generators HERE.

Ozone Monitor – An ozone monitor is required to measure ozone in the chamber and switch a relay in the ozone monitor to control the ozone levels. The ozone monitor will be located outside of the chamber with either a remote sensor, or small Teflon tubing inlet port placed inside the chamber to detect ozone levels.

Two main options are available to measure ozone

  • UV based ozone analyzer – pulls a sample of ozone gas from the chamber, passes through a UV lamp and measures ozone by determining how much ozone is absorbed by the UV lamp. This method allows for ozone detection accuracy up to 1%, and measurements from 0.001 ppm up to 10,000 ppm and even higher.
  • Remote mount sensor based ozone monitor – an ozone sensor is placed inside the chamber and wired to the main ozone monitor placed outside the chamber. This method allows for ozone detection accuracy ranging from 5 – 20% and measurement from 0.01 ppm up to 200 ppm reliably. These sensors are a lower price point than the UV analyzer and are normally used when cost is a concern.

The ozone measurement device must have a built-in relay that can be wired to the RCB-1 relay box that will turn the ozone generator ON/OFF. This relay should be easy to set and alter if necessary.

See our selection of ozone monitors HERE

See our selection of UV based ozone analyzers HERE

Relay Control – The relay control box has three components to it necessary for creating the ozone chamber. By looking at the image above, we can see the three different cords coming from the bottom of it (smaller white box on the far right side of the above image). Its far-left cord is simply connected to a wall outlet to supply power. The thinner, middle cord connects to the ozone monitor (far left, white/blue item) and then its far-right cord connects to the ozone generators power cord, and supplies power to the ozone generator. When it comes to which relay control box to use, Oxidation Technologies offers the RCB-1.

Ambient Ozone Sensor – We also highly recommend using either the C-30ZX Ozone Monitor, or the SM-70 Ozone Monitor to read for ozone in the air. This ensures that your environment is safe and free of ozone. Both of these monitors offer accurate ozone readings, compact designs, and low maintenance making them easy to use as well as extremely efficient.

How It Works

Looking at the diagrams below, ‘DIAGRAM 1’ shows the set-up for a custom ozone chamber when you are using one of the bench mount ozone analyzers, and then ‘DIAGRAM 2’ is showing the same basic scheme, but with a remote ozone sensor. However, the basic procedures are going to be the same, independent of which monitor set-up you decide to go with.

Following the diagrams below, we can see the procedures that will occur when your custom ozone chamber is working properly. First, using dry-air or oxygen as the feed-gas, your ozone generator will begin producing ozone for the chamber. Then, the ozone analyzer (or remote sensor) will read how much, in PPM, ozone is present in the chamber. The reading from the ozone analyzer will then be transferred to the RCB-1 relay control. Based on the reading given to the RCB-1, it will transfer a signal to the ozone generator to either continue producing ozone for the chamber, or to stop the ozone production.

DIAGRAM 1
DIAGRAM 2

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