WHAT IS OZONE
Ozone is earths natural reoccurring purifier, Ozone is made up of three oxygen atoms which then bond together to create O3. Ozone is naturally found in the earths upper and lower atmosphere and is what protects us from the suns harmful UV radiation. Ozone is natural but is also man made and is formed by the action of ultraviolet light (UV) or electrical discharges. Ozone is then used in wide variety of applications for its purifying and disinfecting capabilities.
OZONE AND VERIPURE
VeriPure creates Ozone (O3) through the process of Corona Discharge. VeriPure then utilizes Ozone in its aqueous phase dissolved into filtered water in a compact POU design easily installed anywhere a sink and faucet are present. VeriPure can be used for the purpose of pure aesthetic drinking water, reduction of bacteria and foodborne pathogens on food, produce, meat, poultry, contact surfaces, etc.
IS OZONE PURIFIED WATER SAFE FOR MY FAMILY TO DRINK?
Ozone in water is safe and can yield many benefits for you and your family. Ozone has short half-life, which means it reverts itself back to oxygen quickly but leaves you with pure drinking water. VeriPure's non chemical Ozone System can greatly reduce your personal and family's exposure to foodborne pathogens, bacteria's and viruses.
OZONE USES IN THE WATER INDUSTRY
Ozone has been shown to kill bacteria 3,000 times faster than chlorine found in most municipal water supply's all while leaving no chlorinated by products or chemical foot print behind. Ozonated water is used to sanitize food, drinking water, and surfaces in the home and commercial industry's. Some examples are listed below:
Disinfect laundry in hospitals, food factories, care homes etc.
Disinfect water in place of chlorine.
Reduce, Diminish and kill bacteria and foodborne pathogens such as E.coli and Salmonella on food or on contact surfaces.
Water intense industries such as breweries and dairy plants can make effective use of dissolved ozone as a replacement to chemical sanitizers such as peracetic acid, hypochlorite or heat.
Chemically attack contaminants in water (iron, arsenic, hydrogen sulfide, nitrites, and complex organics lumped together as "colour").
Eradicate water borne parasites such as Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium in surface water treatment plants.
OZONE AND THE FDA
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is "amending the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of ozone in gaseous and aqueous phases as an antimicrobial agent on food, including meat and poultry." Studies at California Polytechnic University demonstrated that 0.3 μmol/mol levels of ozone dissolved in filtered tapwater can produce a reduction of more than 99.99% in such food-borne microorganisms as salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7 and Campylobacter. This quantity is 20,000 times the WHO-recommended limits stated above. Ozone can be used to remove pesticide residues from fruits and vegetables.