OZONE V/S CHLORINE AND UV IN PRODUCT WATER TREATMENT IN PHARMACEUTICALS

OZONE V/S CHLORINE AND UV IN PRODUCT WATER TREATMENT IN PHARMACEUTICALS

V. Baratharaj
November 11, 2016

Pharmaceutical product water treatment has been adopting classical disinfection technologies such as chlorine and UV for years together. Each of this technology has its advantages and disadvantages. Ozone technology has been present for more than decades now... Continue reading

DETERMINATION OF OZONE IN PROCESS GAS

DETERMINATION OF OZONE IN PROCESS GAS

V. Baratharaj
September 16, 2016

Determining ozone in process gas (to determine the correct weight of ozone generated by an ozone generator) can be either through a calibrated ozone analyzer or it can also be determined by simple titration method. While using an ozone analyzer - is an expensive method, determining ozone by titration method... Continue reading

AOX LEVELS - OZONE SOLUTION

AOX LEVELS - OZONE SOLUTION

V. Baratharaj
August 5, 2016

Halogenated organic compounds are the by-products, formed when chlorine is used as disinfectant in water and waste water. Adsorbable organically bound halogens (AOX) are a group of chemicals which can be adsorbed from water into activated carbon. Most AOXs are the compounds containing chlorine, but some also contain the similar elements of bromine or iodine. The properties of AOXs vary: some evaporate easily (such as trichloromethane or chloroform), some are complex molecules such as dioxins and furans... Continue reading

USE OF POLYPROPYLENE FILTERS WITH OZONATION

USE OF POLYPROPYLENE FILTERS WITH OZONATION

V. Baratharaj
July 5, 2016

Poly propylene belongs to a class of plastics that are termed Thermoplastic materials. The other group of plastics is the thermosetting plastics. They find numerous uses in Industries and each type of plastics are used for different purposes dependent on the physical and chemical properties of each. The effects of ozone on each of these materials will depend totally on the configuration of the polymers that make up the plastics... Continue reading

OZONE EFFECTS ON CONTAMINANTS IN POTABLE WATER (PART II)

OZONE EFFECTS ON CONTAMINANTS IN POTABLE WATER (PART II)

V. Baratharaj
June 24, 2016

In part two of this series, we list down more contaminants that can be present in potable water, their possible ill effects in humans and effects of ozone treatment.Many of these contaminants are used as pesticides, and find their way into ground water. Removal of these contaminants from water is easily facilitated by ozone.Other pharmaceutical compounds are not listed here (EDCs - Endocrine Disruptive Compounds). These compounds also do get into the ground water in an around these industries... Continue reading

OZONE EFFECTS ON CONTAMINANTS IN POTABLE WATER(PART II)

OZONE EFFECTS ON CONTAMINANTS IN POTABLE WATER(PART II)

V. Baratharaj
May 4, 2016

One must be surprised to see a list of these contaminants that fi nd their way into potable water, many of them have ill effects on the human body. In this series, we have listed various contaminates that have been found in potable water, their side effects on humans and the possible actions by ozone treatment. Few compounds like zinc, selenium have been found useful in minute quantities, if not supplemented by normal food intake. The effects of ozone on these compounds are based on ozone chemistry involving multiple chemical reactions. Complete removal will depend on allowing ozone to complete its reactions... Continue reading

WHY OZONE IS MANDATORY IN PACKAGED WATER MANUFACTURING

WHY OZONE IS MANDATORY IN PACKAGED WATER MANUFACTURING

V. Baratharaj
April 5, 2016

Packaged water Industry uses ozone during bottling of the product. BIS has made this compulsory before bottling approvals are given. Manufactures that do not have ozone in the production line are made to integrate ozone when they approach the BIS for annual renewals. While normal production process takes care of initial bacterial contamination, there are issues at a later stage during bottling. Also ozone provides other benefi ts while it provides a residual disinfectant level during bottling... Continue reading

OZONE IMPROVES FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES SAFETY

OZONE IMPROVES FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES SAFETY

V. Baratharaj
March 5, 2016

Fresh fruits and vegetables are being washed with traditional sanitizers such as chlorine for years now. Chlorine has its limitations as far as the log reduction of bacteria it can achieve. Moreover the use of chlorine results in the formation of toxic by products such as THMs, that is deposited on the surface of the fruits and vegetable and if consumed raw, can fi nd their way into the human system. Alternate sanitizer, especially ozone has now been validated as the most useful among all known sanitizers in the world. Apart from this ozone also provides other benefi ts too... Continue reading