Ozone, the Add-nothing Sterilant
Ozone, the most powerful oxidizing agent readily available
to man, is a wide spectrum disinfectant, killing more rapidly
than chlorine and irradicating even virus. It literally "burns
out" such pollutants as cyanides, detergents, fermentation
residues, phenols, and other organic debris to reduce the
BOD of waste waters or air streams. Yet, ozone leaves
neither taste, nor odor, nor toxic residue.
Practical concentrations and applications are described
for treating air in sensitive brewery areas, for gaining absolute
sterility in water at critical points, and for treatment of
tertiary or special effluents.
Due to its instability, ozone is most economically generated
as need d at the point of use. A general discussion of
production methods and equipment is included.