Multifunctional Mobile Ozone System
Explanation of the Multifunctional Mobile Ozone Disinfection System
WHAT IS OZONE?
Ozone is an unstable gas formed by an electrical reaction with oxygen molecules. Oxygen found in the air we breathe is passed through two reaction chambers, where an electrical charge is created, converting the oxygen into Ozone. A molecule of “normal” oxygen is comprised of two atoms of oxygen bonded together (O2). Ozone (O3) is created by adding a third oxygen atom to the oxygen molecule. As the newly formed Ozone Molecule is used up, (either by “zapping” impurities or through normal degradation), it is charged back to normal oxygen, leaving no harmful by-products in the water!
OZONE HAS BEEN PROVEN TO HAVE A MUCH HIGHER DISINFECTION POTENTIAL COMPARED TO ALL OTHER DISINFECTANTS AVAILABLE FOR USE TODAY.
Ozone has been used for treatment of drinking water in the bottled water industry for many years to effectively control bacteria growth in the dispensed water, as well as to help sanitize the container into which it is dispensed. Ozone has been shown to destroy E.coli bacteria with a kill ratio of 99.9%.
Recent studies and field practices have revealed that ozogation of vines is superior over chemigation in disease control in grapevines.
How does the Ozonator make Water?
The air we breathe goes into the system through an air cleaning intake filter - before it goes through a compressor into the PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) Oxygen Concentrator. In order to yield the higher volume, Ozone output required for our Vineyard Spray System and the sanitizing capacity in the winery the Ozone Generator had to be designed to accept a gas feed containing a significantly higher concentration of oxygen than what is readily available in the ambient air.
Since the typical composition of ambient air is 21% oxygen and 78% nitrogen, the most economical way to increase the concentration of oxygen in ambient air is to remove the nitrogen component from it. As a side benefit of removing the nitrogen from the Ozone Generator gas feed source, the Nitrogen Oxide and the Nitric Acid by-product is also removed effectively reducing the amount of maintenance and scheduled service work typically required to remove such by-products from inside the Ozone Generator Corona Discharge Chambers. The PSA Oxygen process uses a special material called Zeolite to remove the nitrogen from the ambient air. Zeolite is used as it absorbs the nitrogen when subjected to high pressure while releasing the absorbed nitrogen when the pressure drops. We now dry the oxygen to a dew point of -100 degrees before we bring, by suction, 98% pure oxygen into the Corona Discharge Chambers, where an electrical charge changes the Oxygen into Ozone. A Stainless Steel Circulation System, including a Venturi and a ¾ HP Stainless Steel Booster Pump create the right SCFH (Standard Cubic Feet per Hour) air flow to start the Mass Transfer Process of the Ozone gas and the water. A proprietary Ozone Contact Tank /Degassing Chamber with Ozone off - gas relief valve make the Mass Transfer job complete. The MODU will produce 6.6 grams/hour of Ozone with a dosage by 10 GPM of 2.9 ppm (2.9x10x.012x19=6.6).
The Multifunctional Mobile Ozone Disinfection Unit is capable of four separate Ozone operations.
- X Wash with Cold Water at 3 - 15 GPM at 0 - 100 PSI
- X Rinse and Sanitize with Ozonated Water at 3 - 15 GPM at 0 - 100 PSI
- X Sanitize with Ozone Gas at 11 SCFH
- X Connected with a Holding Tank at a Vineyard Sprayer in Gas Mode.
In the Vineyard Sprayer Set Up: The Multifunctional Disinfection Unit in gas mode injects through a separate Venturi Assembly Ozone Gas in the Sprayer’s Holding Tank for Mass Transfer before the Ozonated water is used to spray on the vines.