Blue Diamond Ozone Water Treatment System
General Information About Ozone
WHAT IS OZONE?
Ozone is a powerful form of oxygen which the Sun makes naturally when air is exposed to its
ultraviolet (UV) rays. Blue Diamond systems make ozone the same way and after ozone finishes
treating your water, only a simple form of oxygen is left in your water. Ozone is the preferred
method for water treatment in over 2,500 cities around the world.
Ozone is nature's agent for cleaning and treating both air and water. That clean fresh smell in the air
following a thunderstorm, the bright sky and brilliant colors of nature are due to ozone - created by
lightning and the Sun's energy.
Ozone (O3) is a gas that is created naturally in our atmosphere when oxygen in the air is exposed to
high intensity ultraviolet rays or electrical energy. Both the sun and lightning create the ozone. Ozone
is trivalent oxygen - O3 - instead of normal oxygen O2. The extra oxygen atom makes ozone one of
nature's most powerful oxidizer with its natural by-product-oxygen O2. Ozone is also one of
nature's best bleaching agents, restoring discolored water to its naturally clear state. As an oxidizer
and microflocculant, it also helps reduce unwanted organic material from water, such as iron,
manganese, and hydrogen sulfide.
Ozone has been used in Europe and the United States since 1904. Today, there are over 2500
cities world wide using ozone.
WHAT IS OZONE AERATION?
Ozone dissolves in water ten times faster than pure oxygen and has a half-life of approximately
twenty minutes (when dissolved in water) before it reverts back to oxygen. As ozone (O3) oxidizes
and treats, it loses its highly unstable third oxygen atom. Ozone...
1. Reduces iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide;
2. Reduces color and odors in water; and,
3. Reduces stains on clothing, bathtubs, toilets, showers and sinks.
HOW BLUE DIAMOND USES OZONE?
Blue Diamond uses ozone aeration to reduce the iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide in your
water. In many areas of the world, wells are being drilled deeper due to the dwindling groundwater
supplies. As a result, holding tanks are being used to store water. Typically, the quality of water
coming from these water tables is getting worse as the water table gets lower and as we continue to
pollute our ground and surface water supplies. Holding tanks, however, offer the unique
opportunity to treat large quantities of water in a very efficient manner using ozone aeration.
PROPERTIES OF OZONE?
For more than 80 years, ozone has been shown to be helpful to treat water. Ozone technology is
still in the pioneering stage, but is readily gaining acceptance and popularity because of its
effectiveness and versatility in water treatment. Many small ozone water treatment systems use
ozone aeration with proper filtration. Ozone must have the correct amount of contact time and
filtration in order to effectively treat water. Based on our experience and research out in the field,
utilizing ozone aeration of holding tanks has proven that small amounts of ozone can produce good
and predictable results.
HOW OZONE REMOVES ORGANIC MATERIALS?
Some of the most difficult water problems to solve are the rotten egg smell and taste of hydrogen
sulfide. One of the least expensive and simplest treatments for this problem has always been
aeration. The reduction of both the smell and taste of hydrogen sulfide using ozone aeration and
filtration technology has proven to be successful. By adding an air compressor, diffuser and filter to
an ozone generator and aerating the inside of the holding tanks every day, a reduction of both smell
and taste of the hydrogen sulfide can be achieved.
Another advantage of using a small amount of ozone in this treatment process is that ozone does not
have to be stripped back out to protect the plumbing network.
Iron and manganese are other water problems where holding tanks can play a big role in the
treatment process. Ozone aeration and filtration are very useful in the treatment of both iron and
manganese. Since high concentrations of ozone do not seem to be required when the water is
aerated continuously, less complicated and reliable UV generators can be used.
In addition, small amounts of ozone have other advantages. It is a very good method of
pre-treatment for water softeners, media filters, RO systems, UV systems, distillation systems, etc.
When ozone aeration is used as a pre-treatment tool, the water quality water delivered to these
post-ozonation systems work better and require less maintenance.
Ozone Water Treatment ...
The Natural Solution
Blue Diamond Technologies, Inc.
1246 E Lexington Avenue, Pomona, CA 91766
Tel: (909) 525-4899 Fax: (909) 494-5559
A typical Blue Diamond ozone system consists of an
ozone generator mounted on the wall and a filter
inside an atmospheric storage tank. Rising bubbles
of ozone and air cause water to be drawn through the
filter and it cleans the water without a water pump.