Ozone treated drinking water declared best tasting water

The John J Carroll Water Treatment Plant in Massachusetts recently was declared to have the best tasting public drinking water by the AWWA (American Water Works Association).  Water is evaluated much like wine would be to see who has the best tasting water.

A the John J Carroll Water Treatment Plant the water is treated with ozone for disinfection and water quality, but not filtered.  The aquifer the water is pulled from does a great job of filtration.  This provides water quality from the tap water in the area served on par with bottled water.

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From: Metro Daily News

Industry group says MWRA water is best

  • By Christian Yapor/Daily News Correspondent

    Posted Jun. 16, 2015 at 8:41 PM 

    Tap water flowing in Framingham, Newton, Southborough, Waltham and Weston has been declared the best tasting public water in the country, according to a national water association.

    To determine which area had the best tasting water, national water specialists from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) conducted blindfolded taste tests.

    “It’s kind of like a wine tasting,” said Ria Convery, spokesperson for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA).

    In the end, the MWRA water won the “Best of the Best” Tap Water Tasting Test. MWRA water originates from the Quabbin and Wachusett reservoirs in central Massachusetts and then flows via underground aqueducts to a filtration plant in Southborough.

    The water filtration plant in Southborough delivers 200 million gallons of water to 51 communities, serving a total population of 2.5 million people – including people in Boston.

    “The reservoir is designed for natural filtration,” said Convery. “We don’t filter, the source is well protected, and most of it is delivered by gravity.”

    The John J. Carroll Water Treatment Plant in Southborough started using ozone to clean the water in 2005 and added the use of ultraviolet light in 2014. Ozone gas is bubbled through the water and is used as a disinfectant. UV light is also used as a disinfectant and can inactivate chemically-resistant parasites such as giardia and cryptosporidium.

    “We are not adding chemicals or taking them out,” said Convery. “We don’t fool around with it a lot.”

    The water that comes from the treatment plant has met every state and federal drinking water standard, according to the MWRA.

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The water treatment plant provides great information on water quality and how the water is treated with ozone, uv and minimal chemicals.

It is completely possible to bring the same results achieved here to small municipal, industrial, and even residential well water.  Contact us for more details on how we can achieve excellent water quality from your source water.

Montreal Waste Water uses ozone for Disinfection

The city of Montreal is using ozone for waste water disinfection.  This great article was put together to explain the use of ozone ozone.  This is great PR as many times the use of ozone is misunderstood by the public.  By educating the public there is buy-in for all parties.  This is important as we all pay tax dollars for these systems.

Ozone consists of three oxygen atoms joined together into a single molecule of ozone. It is produced by the discharge of electricity in air. Ozone generators send an electric current through air or oxygen, which splits the molecules into separate oxygen atoms that combine with others to form ozone.

It is then injected into water in special tanks, where it breaks down bacteria by destroying cell walls. It also destroys 75 per cent of viruses, as well as the majority of pharmacological and cosmetic-based pathogens, considered important because Montreal is host to many of those industries.

Once the water has reached the end of the contact tanks, which in Montreal’s case are pipelines running 30 metres underground for kilometres before they spill into the St. Lawrence, disinfection is complete, and the ozone has converted back to oxygen.

Widely used in Europe, ozonation is much less popular in the United States because capital costs are high compared with other technologies like UV or chlorine, although disinfection rates are much higher. Maintenance expenditures, mainly for electricity, are also comparatively high, but this is less of a concern in Quebec because of it’s low cost hydro-electricity.

Montreal’s ozonation plant is expected to cost $9 million a year to run. Currently, Montreal’s waste water filtration plant spends $12 million a year to cover electricity costs.

Is ozonation the right solution to clean Montreal’s waste water?

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Workers are dwarfed by four massive sewage tanks at the Montreal sewage treatment facility.

In three years, Montreal plans to start operating the largest ozonation waste-water filtration system in the world. If all works as planned, the $285-million plant will inject ozone gas into the water to destroy the vast majority of bacteria, viruses and the more recent addition of pharmacological-based toxins before they’re flushed into the St. Lawrence River.

“This technological advance will soon elevate Montreal to be among the world leaders in waste-water purification,” Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said in late March as the city announced the launch of the $100-million first phase of the project. An environmental boon to the health of downstream residents, be they plant, animal or human.

Except that being the first raises some troubling questions, especially when more than a quarter of a billion taxpayers’ dollars are at stake.

Being first is “foolhardy” in the opinion of McGill environmental engineering professor Ronald Gehr, who has specialized in waste-water treatment for over 25 years.

“Why are these technologies not more widely used? Because they don’t work,” Gehr said. “They are not efficient for waster water. They are efficient for drinking water.”

Waste-water plants in the United States abandoned ozonation because results were disappointing, Gehr said. Other municipalities typically use it as a secondary treatment process, after waste water has already been partly disinfected. Using it as a primary treatment method in Montreal, which has what is believed the third-largest waste treatment centre in the world, is unprecedented and risky, Gehr argued.

The fact only two companies bothered to bid on the $100-million portion of the contract that involves building the ozonation plant shows Montreal is going in a direction most companies find too risky, Gehr said. Degrémont Limité was ultimately chosen because it was the only bid that conformed to specifications. Gehr has been raising warning flags about the city’s intentions since public consultations were held in 2008.

“I felt at the time it was foolhardy to jump in and create the largest ozonation plant in the world for treating waste water whereas we just don’t have the expertise — we should rather build a smaller one somewhere and test it out like a pilot plant.” More consideration of ultraviolet radiation technology is warranted, and Gehr questioned whether the need justifies the expense.

Estimates for the total cost are already 40 per cent higher than the $200-million price tag given in 2005. Gehr predicts final cost overruns will be “huge.”

Montreal’s plant used to be biggest in the world

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At Montreal’s Jean-R.-Marcotte waste-water plant on the eastern end of the island, everything is built on a scale designed for the gods. Four immense concrete wells plummet 17-storeys underground to collect water from the sewage receptor pipes running along the north and south sides of the island. Seventeen motors in the sub-basement, boasting 4,800 horsepower apiece, can each pump a backyard pool’s worth of water skyward in half a second.

The plant handles a volume of water that would fill Montreal’s Olympic Stadium every day. It handles 45 per cent of all the waste water produced in Quebec. When it was constructed nearly 30 years ago, it was the biggest in the world.

“When we built this plant, they said we were crazy,” Richard Fontaine, the man responsible for treating Montreal’s waste water, said during a tour of the bowels of a plant that is spotless and odourless despite its vocation. “Now they’re building them even bigger. If we can work this, I’m not worried about the new ozonation plant. I’m used to big stuff.”

Montreal’s plant collects the water that spews from toilets and storm drains, industrial plants and snow collection dumps, then filters out the solids, sands, and gravel, and treats it with chemicals to take out 70 per cent of the phosphorous, which promotes algae growth that clogs rivers and lakes. Leftover sludge is collected as a form of earthy mud that Fontaine delights in handing to gloved guests. (“I’ve had ministers hold this stuff, ” he chuckles “Even prime ministers.” ) The mud is incinerated.

While this is a step up from dumping untreated sewage into the river, it still does little to remove the bacteria borne mainly of human excrement dumped liberally into the St. Lawrence, as well as viruses and pharmacological pathogens emanating from medications dumped by patients, industries and users of illicit drugs.

“I don’t think the fish were expecting anti-depressants,” Fontaine said. Nor anti-inflammatories, hormones and anti-convulsant medication to temper the affects of Parkinson’s and epilepsy. Ozonation will remove 95 per cent of bacteria, most viruses and 75 per cent of pharmacological and cosmetic items, research studies show.

The province has been spared major environmental and health repercussions because of the huge amount of water flowing down the St. Lawrence that dilutes the effluent dumped into it, noted Viviane Yargeau, associate professor of chemical engineering at McGill University and specialist in waste-water treatment technologies. To this day, swimming is not recommended for several kilometres downstream of Montreal. Once the ozonation plant is installed, “indirect contact” with the water, meaning, for instance, water-skiers wearing wetsuits, will be possible within 300 metres of the city’s outflow pipes, and swimming allowed a kilometre downstream, Fontaine said.

A team of engineers, microbiologists, chemists and other experts mandated by the municipal and provincial governments have been researching the best solutions for over a decade, and decided on ozone in 2008. UV treatment for Montreal would be less efficient, almost equally costly and require the use of tens of thousands of glass tubes, which would have to be cleaned regularly, a prospect Fontaine said kept him awake many a night. Montreal’s plant has been testing ozonation for years, on a scale equivalent to that used by smaller municipalities, with excellent results. The only difference will be to increase the concentration of ozone used.

Fontaine said the capital costs of installing ozonation, most of which will be covered by provincial and federal grants, is not exorbitant when compared with the overall worth of Montreal’s plant, which Fontaine estimates at $3 billion, and the volume of water it treats. Cities like Toronto have at least seven waste-water treatment plants, whereas Montreal has just one to equip. There were only two bidders on the ozonation plant because there are few firms worldwide with the expertise to work at this level, Fontaine maintains. Initial cost estimates were low because there was nothing to compare with worldwide, and the city lowballed their estimate to keep bidders from charging too much. Final estimates will hold up, Fontaine promises.

“I don’t really see why the size is a concern,” Yargeau said. “It’s not just been tested, but implemented in many places in Europe, and even many cities in the United States. If it’s sufficient at a smaller scale, why shouldn’t it be effective on a large scale? … It’s great news.”

Montreal’s plant will be able to meet tightening environmental standards for decades to come and adapt to the new chemical toxins, Fontaine said.

While Fontaine said years of testing have gone into the decision, Gehr still feels the city is acting too hastily.

“The die has been cast, and you and I will be paying for it over the next I-don’t-know-how-many years,” he said. “I agree that ozone is more effective. But is it worth it?”

Fontaine said he’s convinced it is.

“We fight pollution, that is our mission,” Fontaine said. “I believe in that. If you’re asking me is it worth it, this kind of investment, my answer is for sure. This project is the best environmental news — this is not a line, this is what I think — probably the best environmental news touching our waste-water treatment and our waterways in 30 years. … It’s a good idea for my kids and your kids and their kids.”

Ozone use in Wastewater Industry Grows

Water Technologies International, Inc. Adds Commercial & Industrial Wastewater Filtration Products

Ozone used in wastewater industry

A “Dealer Agreement” With Simpson Environmental Corporation Grants Water Technologies Exclusive Territories and Begins a Commercial & Industrial Presence in the Municipal Drinking & Wastewater Treatment Sector

 

Water Technologies International, Inc. (OTC PINK: WTII), the leader in the technology in atmospheric water generator’s production and design, announced today that it has become a dealer in wastewater applications. Water Technologies International, Inc. has evolved as a “Pure Water Play” generating and cleaning water. Water Technologies, through its wholly owned subsidiary Aqua Pure International, Inc., is now a dealer for Simpson Environmental Corp providing commercial and industrial wastewater solutions. The agreement grants Water Technologies exclusive territories for the sale of existing products in China and several states in the U.S.A.

Simpson Environmental Corporation is a manufacturer, distributor and exporter of air and water treatment products and systems. Its head office and manufacturing facility is in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The Company was founded in 1959 and is a leader in the application of oxidation technologies based on the use of corona discharge ozone generators. The Company was one of the first to file Canadian and U.S. patents for ozone generators used in water treatment. It currently has a U.S. Patent and a Canadian patent filed on the core technology used in its various water treatment systems. The Company’s products are characterized by their small size, light weight, low energy consumption, reliability and competitiveness.

The Company provides a full range of services to support a variety of water treatment applications. These services include turnkey solutions for its customers utilizing its proprietary ozone technology along with filtration, dewatering, membrane, electro-coagulation and ultra-violet technologies to treat potable or wastewater to required use, discharge or water reuse requirements. Recently, the Company has launched a line of pre-engineered, packaged potable water and wastewater treatment products for global remote village or mining and construction camp markets. The following is a partial listing of typical applications; commercial laundry, aquaculture, cooling towers, commercial drinking water, water bottling, food disinfection, Municipal and industrial wastewater treatment systems and industrial food processing.

Water Technologies, Inc.’s CEO, William Scott Tudor, said, “I am excited to have additional products in the wastewater treatment arena. We have been working to expand our product line into the commercial and industrial market place. There is a need for this technology in China and other major market countries. Water is becoming more of an issue here and abroad and this translates into opportunities for the Company!”

For a direct link to our new line of “Water Filtration” and “Wastewater Products” visit our website at the “Our Products” tab under “Packaged Wastewater Plants” at: http://www.gr8water.net/products/packaged-wastewater-plants

For a direct link to a copy of the company’s “Atmospheric Water Generators” product information “Slick Sheets” visit our website at: www.gr8water.net/products/product-slick-sheets.

About the Company

Water Technologies International, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, GR8 Water, Inc. (Great Water) and Aqua Pure International, Inc. (Specializing in Filtration & Wastewater Systems) are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of technologically advanced Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG). These unique devices utilize a patent pending air purification input system to produce clean, great-tasting, safe water from the humidity in the air. GR8 Water makes freestanding water factory units for the home or office and large, industrial-sized water units using a modular design that can produce up to thousands of gallons of water each day from ambient air. GR8 Water strives to make safe drinking water available to everyone on the planet, making the world a better place in which to live while nurturing the environment. The Company has patents issued by the USPTO and has filed for additional patents with the USTPO. It has also filed globally through the Patent Cooperation Treaty. Its “Water village” trademark has been issued by the USPTO.

A video showing the proof of concept prototype is available at the company’s website, www.gr8water.net

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Ozone Technology expected to expand

Discover Global ozone generation technology market that is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.1% to 2019

Ozone generation is majorly is used for disinfecting water, equipment and sanitising air. It is also used for bio-waste treatment and therapy of diseases such as cancer and AIDS.

Reportstack has announced a new market research report on the Global Ozone Generation Technology Market 2015-2019. One key trend emerging in this market is the increased need for water and air treatment in developing countries. Rapidly growing populations and industrialization have led to increased demand for air and water treatment. The overall market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.1 percent during the forecast period of 2014-2019.

Ozone offers many advantages in terms of disinfection capacity and better processing for water disinfection compared to other disinfection mediums such as chlorine and UV.That is why ozonization is the preferred choice among end-users. Ozone treatment is an effective way to treat municipal and industrial waste water. This process is also used to release organically bound heavy metals (iron and manganese) from the supplies that are otherwise not removed easily.

“Compact and portable ozone systems are being increasingly used in households for cleaning and deodorizing fruits, vegetables, and meat,” .

“Ozone disinfection technology effectively cleans bacteria, viruses, and fungi and oxidizes pesticides and other chemicals, thus making food fit for consumption.”

 

To define the market conditions in the next 3-4 years, the analysts have conducted in-depth analysis of the impact of market drivers, challenges and trends featuring data on product segmentations, vendor shares, growth rate by revenue and an evaluation of the different buying criteria in the order of importance.Complete report available @  Global Ozone Generation Technology Market 2015-2019.

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Ozone Water Treatment Plant Maintenance

Milwaukee water plant to suspend ozone treatments up to 12 weeks

Drinking water treatment with ozone

Water treatment approaches for algal toxins in drinking water

BIRMINGHAM — In Water Technology’s “Professor POU/POE – October 2014” Technical Editor Dr. Joseph Cotruvo discusses algal toxins in drinking water as a result of algal blooms and various water treatment options available.

In the article, Cotruvo offers the following water treatment approaches including physical removal, chemical conversion and adsorption:

  • Conventional treatment that includes coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation and chlorine disinfection can remove most of the algal cells, but toxin removal is more problematic. It is essential to remove the algal cells by filtration prior to the addition of any oxidant such as chlorine. The oxidant will lyse the cells and release the toxins into the drinking water.
  • Oxidants/disinfectants such as chlorine, chloramine, chlorine dioxide, ozone, potassium permanganate and ultraviolet (UV) light are frequently available in a water treatment facility, or can be added, and provide a range of efficacies against the toxins. The following relate to Microcystin-LR, which is a common form of an algal toxin and among the most potent:
    • Ozone will rapidly lyse the cells; it is effective against the toxin at ozone doses of five ppm or less and at very low concentration-time values (CT in mg-min/l). CT means concentration in mg/l x time in minutes, so for example, a concentration of one mg/l for 10 minutes would be the same as 10 mg/l for one minute. Elimination of Microcystin-LR is virtually instantaneous.
    • Potassium permanganate will lyse the cells and is also a very effective, rapid treatment for the toxin. The CT value for complete elimination is about 25 mg-min/l.
    • Free chlorine will lyse the cells and it is very effective, achieving nearly complete elimination at CT of about 60 mg-min/l. Chlorine is present in almost every surface water treatment plant and probably functions both as an oxidizing and chlorinating agent.
    • Chlorine dioxide is a good disinfectant and lyses cyanobacteria cells, but it has no reactivity toward the toxin.
    • Monochloramine has some reactivity against the cells but not towards the toxin.
    • UV light irradiation at high doses has a destructive effect on the cells but does not affect toxin concentrations.
  • Membranes such as reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and microfiltration are all effective for the removal of cells. Pretreatment and frequent cleaning could be necessary. RO and nanofiltration, but not microfiltration, would be effective for toxin removal.
  • Adsorptionusing powdered activated carbon is a short-term technique for the removal of geosmin, 2-methylisoborneol and toxins. However, the efficacy is variable and is affected by water quality factors. Granular activated carbon (GAC) is effective if the filter is of sufficient depth and condition but it is subject to exhaustion and exceeding capacity. Only a few GAC systems are in place in the U.S. that are regularly/frequently reactivated; most applications are in shallow fixed beds for routine taste and odor control and not reactivated for years, so their performance is not generally predictable in a sustained algal bloom. Biological activated carbon filters would be more likely to have sustained performance without frequent reactivation, because they usually incorporate ozone that would react with the toxins and provide the opportunity for microbial degradation of chemicals on the GAC surface.

You can find the October issue’s entire Professor POU/POE feature here.

Ozone Generator for wastewater treatment

Ozoniers.com Facilitates Effective Wastewater Treatment With Newly Launched Ozone Generator

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Ozoniers.com recently launched an ozone generator which can be highly fitting for the purpose.

Online PR News – 27-September-2014 – China-Ozoniers.com, a brand of Qingdao Danjia Machinery, is solely into wastewater treatment research and development. The China based waste water treatment equipment manufacturer has recently announced the newest patented innovation, an Ozone Generator , which is believed to be highly effective in disinfection, purification and sterilization of waste water. The precision machines manufactured by the company are highly effective in waste water treatment and other core industrial processes. The owners have stated that the Ozone generating machine will provide turnkey solution to large industries.

Ozoniers.com has been into designing, manufacturing and installing integrity-based precision machinery since its inception. With a decade-long industry presence, the Qingdao, China based company has now become a trusted wastewater treatment solution provider for many of its client concerns. The patented ozone generation system, dubbed as Ozonator, is an easy-to-install ozone generation system that can supply high-quality oxygen. The precision machine can produce high-chroma ozone and provide a stable solution to businesses. The system comes with an auto-timer and the owners have claimed that the air purifier can function without little or no human manual control.

Ozonator can be effectively used as an air purifier across industries and particularly in pharmaceutical industry, dyeing and printing industry, petroleum and chemical waste water treatment as well as in municipal waste water treatment. We aim to provide end-to-end industrial oxidisation solution to public sector enterprises, government departments, waste gas treatment plants, and myriad other industry players. Our ozone generators are very different from the traditional air purification machines and we can assure non-hazardous air purification solution to businesses and individuals, one of the owners at Ozoniers.com told the press here.

Ozonier.com now offers wall-mounted ozone generator, reverse osmosis systems for effective water purification, double air showers, window purifiers, precision water filters, cargo shower rooms, water softeners and many other types of industry-grade precision machinery and water treatment system . The industry-standard appliances manufactured by Ozonier.com are built in compliance with the EU standards and specifications. Though we are based out of China, we deliver our products worldwide and hope to take an effective role in large-scale wastewater treatment, one of the senior marketing executives expressed during a recent press conference.

About the Company

Ozoniers.com is the online retail division of Qingdao Danjia Machinery.

Ozone use for city drinking water treatment

Pinnacle Ozone Solutions Exceeds City’s Expectations

A new Pinnacle Ozone system for the City of Sanford, Florida improves drinking water quality and exceeds the expectations of the Mayor, City Staff and Engineering Team.

COCOA, Fla., Sept. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – Pinnacle Ozone Solutions, LLC (Pinnacle Ozone) a leading supplier of ozone process technology and equipment, announced that it has successfully completed delivery and final commissioning of the Sanford, Florida (FL) Water Treatment Plant #2 ozone system. The startup marks a milestone in Pinnacle’s growth as one of the largest capacity single enclosure ozone generator platforms delivered to date. The completed ozone system provides up to 600 pounds of ozone per day while maintaining constant concentration at any turn-down. The new system also features Pinnacle’s groundbreaking QuadBlock® Generation II ozone technology which delivers up to 40% lower energy use, and virtually zero maintenance versus competing conventional technology.

In 2013, the City of Sanford, FL selected Pinnacle to supply ozone disinfection process technology for upgrade of Water Treatment Plant #2 (WTP#2). “Before starting the design and construction of WTP#2, we were able to pilot test Pinnacle’s ozone equipment, and after reviewing other options it was clear that Pinnacle’s technology offered the performance we were looking for,” said Ms. Migdalia Hernandez, Water Resources Engineer for the City of Sanford. During a recent visit to the site Ms. Hernandez discussed the capabilities of the new plant and went on to say “Pinnacle’s technology is very simple to operate and all of our operations staff have completely embraced the new ozone system – which is very important for the project’s success.”

The Honorable Jeff Triplett, Mayor of the City of Sanford, commented that “The City of Sanford is committed to providing the highest quality water in the most cost effective manner to our Citizens. I am very proud of the success of this project and the great work done by our City Staff, our consultants CPH, Inc. and by Pinnacle Ozone Solutions, LLC”.

CPH, Inc., the engineering firm responsible for the design of the project, echoed the comments from the City of Sanford. Mr. David Gierach, PE, President of CPH said, “We are very impressed with the modularity and simplicity of Pinnacle’s technology and the City is very happy with their choice.” CPH is regularly involved with the evaluation and design of many different water plants using a wide range of technologies, based on their experience with conventional ozone equipment Mr. Gierach further commented, “Startup of the Pinnacle system was fantastic, and we couldn’t be happier with how smoothly this installation went. Both our engineering staff and the City of Sanford are very pleased.”

“We are very excited to complete the Sanford project,” said Mr. Chuck Smith, CEO of Pinnacle Ozone, “as it represents another milestone in Pinnacle’s growth.” Mr. Smith continued by saying “Pinnacle’s mission is to deliver the world’s most advanced, energy efficient, and cost-effective ozone technology. We are proud to have the City of Sanford as a customer and look forward to a successful and exciting future.”

ABOUT SANFORD, FL

Situated on the south shore of Lake Monroe, Sanford, Florida, one of Central Florida’s oldest incorporated cities. Home to brick lined streets, towering oaks, elegant storefronts, and large nineteenth-century Victorian homes, Sanford’s downtown now showcases antique shops, restaurants and art galleries. Beyond its picturesque setting, the City of Sanford is fully committed to providing the highest quality public service and environmental stewardship to maintain quality of life in Central Florida.

ABOUT CPH, INC.

Headquartered in Sanford, Florida, CPH, Inc. has been providing civil engineering, planning, landscape architecture, architectural, and construction management engineering services to clients since the early 1960’s. To date the company has completed retail, residential, office, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment systems projects throughout the US and the Caribbean.. In keeping with the company’s philosophy to assure responsive and cost effective service, today CPH has grown to approximately 210 employees across 16 offices in Florida, Maryland, Texas and Puerto Rico.

ABOUT PINNACLE OZONE SOLUTIONS, LLC

Pinnacle Ozone develops and manufactures the world’s most advanced line of modular, reliable, and efficient ozone generator systems available. The company’s in-house testing facilities and highly experienced staff provide a uniquely holistic and integrated approach toward solving customer’s most demanding ozone process challenges. Headquartered in Cocoa, FL, Pinnacle is the only company offering commercial-scale ozone technology that is completely designed, manufactured, and supported in the US.

Ozone-boosted wastewater treatment clears tough pollutants

Water technology company, Xylem, has launched wastewater treatment technology that combines ozone-treatment and a biologically active filtration system. The company claims it removes currently difficult-to-treat pollutants including pharmaceuticals and hormonally active compounds.

Xylem’s Leopold Oxelia optimises wastewater treatment for discharge into sensitive waters and direct potable reuse according to the Switzerland-based company. Xylem claims pollutants like personal care products, active pharmaceuticals and hormone disrupting compounds can be removed cost effectively from a water stream using Xylem’s Leopold Oxelia.

The company says this multi-barrier removal opens up more options for water reuse, including industrial use, groundwater recharge, agriculture and even direct potable reuse. The system uses ozone to oxidise organic pollutants to be digested by microorganisms in the filtration system. “Unlike other treatment systems, the compounds are not just concentrated in another waste stream – they are destroyed,” said product manager with Xylem Anton Callery.

Xylem claims the new system makes effluent suitable for direct discharge into the most sensitive aquatic ecosystems.

It claims also that ozone-enhanced, biologically active filtration has lower capital costs than reverse osmosis-based systems and, because the ozone technology do not produce another waste stream requiring further treatment, operations are simpler and more cost efficient.

Tightened regulations, such as Switzerland’s, recently imposed requirement through federal water protection laws of treatment of “contaminants of emerging concern” require advanced systems to reduce trace organics. Xylem says its latest product “can be used to upgrade existing wastewater treatment plants to meet new regulations.”

It says Leopold Oxelia is suitable for municipal wastewater tertiary applications of more than 5 Ml/d.

Ozone provides better tasting water

Better-tasting water on tap for south county, central customers

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Improved taste and less odor result from new water treatment plant

By KEVIN BRADY

Toss out that expensive bottled water, a new water treatment plant is making the water coming out your tap better than ever.

water treatment plant uses ozone

A $34.7 million dollar hydrogen sulfide removal facility beside Newsome High School on Fishawk Blvd. in Lithia went online this month improving the water quality for 535,000 homes in Hillsborough County.

Water customers in south-central Hillsborough communities such as Apollo Beach, Brandon, Riverview, Ruskin and Sun City Center began receiving water treated with ozone in early July. Ozone is a safe, affordable and efficient method used to disinfect water and improve taste and odor in treatment plants.

In addition to noticing improved odor and taste, residents may also notice that the tap water occasionally appears cloudy white due to tiny oxygen bubbles. This may be more apparent until the new process is further refined.

The water is safe to drink.

The bubbles are created by the new ozone process that is removing hydrogen sulfide and its characteristic rotten egg smell from groundwater supplied to the Lithia plant. The oxygen bubbles should dissipate after the water sits for a few minutes.

“The rotten egg smell is all removed now,” said Brandon Moore, Tampa Bay Water’s public communications manager.

Students at Newsome High School will be particularly pleased with the changes.

Football players at the school complained about the smell coming from Tampa Bay Water’s plant during a public hearing at the school in 2010.

“They were really happy to hear there would no longer be a smell coming from the plant,” Moore said. Residents also welcomed the changes. “We had a lot of positive feedback about the new plant.”

“It’s a higher quality of water residents are now receiving.”

Tampa Bay Water meets more than 100 federal, state and local standards for quality. “We actually go above and beyond the standard. I don’t know the standards for bottled water but I know our standards are above what is required. And you pay about ¼ of a penny per gallon for our water.”

Hillsborough County Public Utilities made several modifications at the plant in order to integrate the new ozone treatment process into daily operations.

These included reconfiguring chemical feed systems and related piping, upgrading chemical analyzers and controls, and constructing a new segment for the pipeline which brings water into the plant from Tampa Bay Water’s regional system.

Hillsborough County is a member of Tampa Bay Water. Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department provides an average of 50 million gallons of drinking water a day to 535,000 people in unincorporated Hillsborough County, and treats about 36 million gallons of wastewater a day.

Construction of the new plant took two years and was funded through construction bonds and Tampa Bay Water’s wholesale water rate.

With the start-up and testing of the new facility and plant improvements, Hillsborough County’s 20-year-old hydrogen sulfide removal process is being retired.

Tampa Bay Water is Florida’s largest wholesale water provider. The agency provides wholesale drinking water to its member governments of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa.

For more information about the project, go to www.tampabaywater.org.

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