The FIOX iron removal filter oxidizes any dissolved iron in the water with oxygen and ozone. The oxygen is pulled in from ambient air and the ozone is generated on site with a small ozone generator. The oxidized iron is filtered out with the back washable sand filter. The I-OX filters utilize an air injection system to remove iron (ferrous or clear water), manganese, and sulfur from the water via both oxidation and filtration. Unlike other iron filter alternatives, I-OX technology is designed for use in a single tank and valve system configuration, reducing both acquisition and maintenance costs yet delivering years of trouble-free service. No chemical additives or air compressors are required for operation or regeneration with the I-OX filters advanced design.
How does the I-OX filter work? During system regeneration, an air pocket is created when air is drawn in through an injector located in the brine port. During service, untreated water passes through the air pocket oxidizing any iron, sulfur, and manganese. The particles are filtered out. Then the system’s regeneration cycle backwashes the bed and replaces the air pocket, allowing the process to begin again.
Principles of Operation
The ozone component provides protection from the common problem of iron bacteria bio-film which will plug up iron filtration systems unless the bacteria are controlled. Ozone is an energized O3 form of oxygen which not only accelerates oxidation of iron, but also destroys bacteria in the process.
FIOX Tank Benefits
-Protect appliances and fixtures from staining
-Low-cost – only requiring periodic backwashing
-No filter changing – Low maintenance
-High iron removal efficiency
-Reduce hydrogen sulfide
-Time-tested, hydraulically-balanced piston, seals and spacers control service flow and backwash
-Non-corrosive, fiber-reinforced polymer construction
-Quick connect clip design
-Keeps the time-of-day during a power outage to eliminate the need of a service call to set the clock
Here we have a makeshift Jacob’s Ladder, created by one of our ozone experts. The Jacob’s Ladder does a good job of giving a visual explanation for how ozone is created on an extremely small scale. What you are seeing is essentially what is happening on the inside of an ozone generator to create ozone. The process is really quite simple, the arc that you can see is just heated ionized gas. The gas molecules like oxygen are broken down to where they are at an atomic level and then ionized. While the oxygen molecules are broken down, they can more easily collide and bind with different molecules. For the creation of ozone, the oxygen molecules bind with O2 to create O3.
We recently had a customer contact us in need of an ozone destruct unit. This particular customer runs a company where they sell ozonated water out of their store. The process to ozonate and disinfect the water was taking place in a backroom in the store. Because of the high foot traffic in the store with customers and employees constantly going into and leaving the store, it was important that ambient ozone levels remained low. The problem was that too much ozone was leaking out into the air, creating an environment that had the possibility to become unsafe. When one of our ozone specialists spoke with the customer on the phone, they had figured a CDA destruct unit would be the best option, considering it would be able to circulate the ambient air and destroy any ozone that may be present. However, our technician thought that a different route may be best. After some time going over the dilemma, our ozone specialist recommended a custom CDU-300 ozone destruct device. This decision was reached because it would be best to destroy the ozone in the tank where it was being used to ozonate the water, instead of waiting for the ozone to leak from the tanks before trying to destroy it. The final product is this CDU-300 (seen below) with a blower assembly to destroy ozone at the source, and not allow it to get into the ambient air. This just goes to show how speaking with an ozone expert can help you get the optimal product that will best fit your specific applications.
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 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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
-Adjustable low and high alarm levels
-Low battery indication
-Visual and audible alarm with vibration
-2 year sensor life
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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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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
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.
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.