Drinking Water Industry and the use of Ozone

Ozone and Drinking Water

Both waste water treatment and drinking water treatments use ozone to clean water. Waste water can become potable water or drinking water. It will be covered in later subpages. Drinking water uses ozone as a finishing practice before it is stored. Cleaning drinking water can happen quickly. Drinking water comes from waste water, and can be potable. But not all potable water is drinking water. The difference arises from how many filtrations the water goes through.

Filtration of drinking water picks up from recycled/potable water. The water has filtered many different times by using strainers, bacteria, and chemicals. The potable water spends time in an underground basin or as surface water, like a reservoir. This part of the process occurs before it is sent out as supplies. These filtration processes involve micro filtration to strain out any solids. From here, the water is then processed by reverse osmosis. Pressure is applied to water on one side of the member to allow pure water to pass through.  This includes the elimination of protozoa, pharmaceuticals, viruses and bacteria. Next ozone is used to clean water.

Ozone is then added to the process of cleaning water. Water is disinfected by using UV lights. The UV lights break up oxygen molecules and allows left over molecules to meet up. The formation of 3 oxygen molecules is called ozone. The ground water and ozone meet where it stays for about 6 months. The water is then purified one more time to be bottled and sold for consumption.