Ozone is a powerful and fast-acting disinfectant and can purify water 3000 times faster than chlorine. Ozone disinfection works by breaking through the cell membrane of the microorganisms and destroying the DNA, enzymes and proteins inside the bacterial cell. This kills the cell by a process known as lysis.
Unlike chlorine, there are no disinfection by-products (DBPs) associated with ozone disinfection as ozone breaks down into oxygen.
Ozone is unstable, and although it is produced naturally in the environment by reactions with UV light, industrially it must be made using an in-situ generator. If ozone is used as a disinfectant, it must be monitored regularly to ensure adequate disinfection and effective removal of harmful pathogens from the water.
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