IOA News – “We are only beginning to discover ozone’s potential”

IOA 2018 Keynote

Diversifying ozone use

Municipal water treatment has gotten the lion’s share of attention with ozone.  As we begin to discover its potential for other applications, this is beginning to change.  The opening plenary session and keynote address by Rick Warner at the Tuesday morning presentations emphasized the need for IOA to widen its focus to include more support for industrial and medical applications of ozone.  This goal is in harmony with the theme, “We are only beginning to discover ozone’s potential.”  IOA is planning to expand its committees to encompass more of these applications. 

Authenticity and Legitimacy of Ozone

As more applications, research, and discoveries for ozone use are developed, ozone is becoming more a part of people’s lives.  For example, ozone systems are being tested on smaller scale water re-use treatment within a business building or living complex.  These systems help relieve the increasing water stress in many parts of the world.  As such applications increase, more people encounter ozone use.  Those involved in ozone applications have a responsibility to strive for authenticity and legitimacy in their work and public interaction.  We can all help promote the legitimacy of ozone with promoting sound information, collaborating with experts, using resources in the community such as University research, or doing demonstration projects.  Oxidation Technologies LLC is committed to promoting the legitimacy of ozone by publishing the best information we can, educating people about effective and safe ozone use, and transparency in our work and systems.

Water savings in restaurant kitchens using ozone!

Water conservation throughout the world continues to be important.  Ozone technologies can play a large role in the conservation of water, and the safe re-use of waters.  EnviroPure has found a creative way to save water in the foodservice industry.  With water bans in California and certainly coming to more states this could be very valuable and useful product.

NRA’s Kitchen Innovations Award given to EnviroPure ozone recirculation system

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — T&S Brass and Bronze Works announced its EnviroPure ozone recirculation option has received the Kitchen Innovations Award from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), according to a press release.

The ozone recirculation option is designed to eliminate the need to add fresh water during the organic food waste disposal system’s digestive process, and instead, rely on naturally extracted water from food waste as it processes through the system, stated the release.

“A typical foodservice operation could expect to save about 400 gallons of water a day using this ozone infusion option,” said EnviroPure Systems Inc. President Jim Slanina. “At a time when we’re beginning to realize water is not an unlimited resource, we think this will be a welcome innovation.”

The EnviroPure system has received several industry awards since its acquisition by T&S in 2013, noted the release.

“We’re terrifically pleased that the NRA has recognized the uniqueness of this new ozone treatment option,” stated Slanina. “To the best of our knowledge, no other process like it exists in the market, and we’re very excited about having an impact both on saving water and keeping food waste out of landfills.”

The EnviroPure ozone recirculation option will be featured at the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion at booth 2440 during the NRA Show 2015, noted the release.