Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Importance of Ozone Treatment in the Bottled Water Process

The Importance of Ozone Treatment in the Bottled Water Process

Ozone treatment of bottled waters has been an important process in the bottled water industry for about 30 years. Ozonation of the product water in the storage tanks and in the final product water fill stream into the bottles insures the consumer a safe, good tasting bottled water. Ozone has provided an efficient, safe method of disinfecting the water against water-borne microorganisms or other bacteria that may be present in the final water, the bottling equipment the final filled bottles and caps.

What Does Ozone Do?

Ozone is an unstable, colorless gas, a powerful oxidizer and a potent germicide. It has a much higher disinfection potential than chlorine and other disinfectants.

Once generated, it takes ozone just a short time to break apart and return to its natural form of oxygen. As this phenomenon occurs, the free atom of oxygen seeks out any foreign particles in the water and is attracted to them. This action creates an environment where bacteria or organic matter virtually disintegrate when they come in contact with this free oxygen molecule, protecting water from waterborne bacterial contamination. To read the entire article, go here: