The use of ozone in water

A common disinfectant in the food processing industry is chlorine. This substance is mixed with water, obtaining chlorinated water to be used as a disinfectant. It has been shown that some microorganisms such as E.coli and Giardia can develop resistance to chlorine over time. This becomes a great inconvenience, because it is a less effective tool than it was expected. Another disadvantage…

The origin of the use of ozone

Since the early 1900s, ozone has been widely used for the disinfection of municipal water supplies, swimming pools, spas, cooling towers, as well as wastewater treatment plants. However, its use for the disinfection of raw materials, irrigation water, as well as in the packaging and storage of food, is more recent. It all happened in 1997 when…

Discover how ozone works

Ozone, also known as O3, is generated in nature as a bluish or colorless gas characterized by the fresh, clean smell in the air that remains after an electrical storm. When oxygen (O2) and electricity interact, ozone is created, and that is why we can smell ozone around photocopiers, electric motors or during arc welding. Natural levels vary…