Experts from Linde LLC will detail a new solution for lowering ozone (O3) production by reducing oxygen (O2) consumption in a presentation at this year’s Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC).

The 90th WEFTEC, the largest annual water quality event in the world, is scheduled for 2nd to 4th October in Chicago.

Linde will present the OZORATM O2 recovery system, designed to dramatically reduce O2 consumption during production of O3 for municipal or industrial water treatment.

In a statement, Linde said, “Commercial O3 generators that use corona discharge, a high-energy electric field process, split O2 molecules which reform with free O2 to produce O3. However, around 90% of the O2 used in the process is not converted to O3 and remains unused at a high cost. Leveraging its deep knowledge of adsorption processes, Linde created the patented OZORA system, which efficiently separates O3 and recycles O2 back to the O3 generator reducing O2 consumption by up to 60%.”

This technology has been jointly tested and validated with SUEZ, a leading manufacturer of O3 generators and a prominent player in the water treatment industry.

OZORA systems can be sized to match new O3 generation units, or engineered to retrofit existing water treatment operations.

ozora oxygen recovery system

Source: The Linde Group