ozone users to note . why ozone measurement is a must

Ozone is a gas . So is Nitrogen, oxygen , Carbon dioxide , helium, Argon .But what is the difference between ozone and the other gases ?    Other gases are prepared by air separation and they all can be stored in cylinders as they are very stable gases. When you can store the gases , they can be measured , especially because they are in the pure form  .  So using them is easier and measurable .

What about ozone ?  Ozone is the only gas that is synthesized . Ozone gas does not occur naturally unlike other gases . Ozone gas is very unstable , cannot be stored and hence need to be produced and utilized in situ . Also Unlike other gases , ozone gas is never pure and does not exist alone. It carries with it oxygen gas  /other gases . Hence you can not measure ozone separately like other gases . Hence you measure concentration only and use this is determine the ozone weight.

Here is the catch. since measurement of concentration of ozone is possible only with expensive analyzers , the industry is faced with a problem that is the root cause of process failures . Users of large ozone systems do not want to pay a little more for the analyzer and end up loosing the whole . Unscrupulous manufacturers thrive    .

Recently there was an issue faced by a CEPT  of a tannery effluent  , which had the most experienced member in leather technology , failing to observe these precautions. They purchased and installed 15 Kg ozone system from a Mumbai ozone manufacturer ( that too 15 numbers , 1 Kg system) and found out that each of the 1 Kg system is producing just 200 grams . This is a government funded project .  A little bit of awareness could have saved crores of investment . The loss was only  to the end user organization ( tax payers money)   and they nearly concluded another large order to the same supplier until awareness was forced onto them .

Lesson to be learnt : Don’t adopt modular systems. If you want 15 Kg , go for a 15 kg system. Always ensure you buy an ozone analyzer along with the ozone system and demand process guarantees . Buy ozone only from companies who are technology based and who have history of good world wide references .  Get ozone specialists evaluate specifications

A Large ozone Generator with an Ozone Analyzer ( yellow instrument)

If you still consider economy as the only criteria , than no one is to be blamed except you .

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Using the correct catalysts in a Vent Ozone Distructor ( VOD)

VOD,s are deployed for destroying residual ozone from the vents of Ozone contact tanks .  VODs are 2 types , one being Thermal and the other Catalytic. Choosing the correct catalysts for the catalytic type is utmost important. Many Ozone distructors available in India are locally made with no consideration of design. Most of them have activated carbon as catalysts . 

This is out of ignorance. Activated carbon are used to strip residual ozone from water  and it is very effective here. But when used as catalysts for VODs they can be very dangerous. Firstly they genearte heat during adsorption . Then it has been noted that some Carbon Monoxide is formed as a side reaction and this is not safe .  So when ever you opt for VODs , check out on the catalysts . Request   MSD of the catalysts .  . Be safe . Use ozone safely . Contact OTSIL for safe ozone distructors .  We guarantee 100% vent ozone destruction .