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How Prozone Works

AOP Hybrid Technology

Prozone’s patented AOP Hybrid 20,000 arc tube produces high concentration levels of Ozone and Hydroxyls through Advanced Oxidation Processing (AOP) while also producing Germicidal UV-C. The Hybrid produces the most powerful oxidizers, Ozone and Hydroxyls, to kill bacteria, virus and algae, taking advantage of the Hybrid’s inherent simplicity.

How it works…

Air enters the Hybrid lamp chamber, energizing the Oxygen, converting it to Ozone (O3) and Hydroxyls (OH-). Combined with Ozone and water vapor, the molecule is then irradiated by the Hybrid Germicidal UV-C which converts some of the Ozone to Hydroxyl Radicals (OH-) through Advanced Oxidation Processing (AOP). This mixture is then injected into water for the most powerful of all of nature’s oxidizers for safe, simply brilliant, pure water.

Hybrid Lamp photo
Patented Hybrid Arc Tube
AOP Molecules Diagram

Advanced Oxidation is a process that combines Ozone and Ultra Violet light to instantly destroy or burn up bacteria and pollutants. In water, ozone oxidizes combined chlorine and bromine, freeing them to be continuously re-used.

What is Ozone?

  • Ozone is a very energetic form of oxygen.
  • Ozone is made naturally in the earth’s upper atmosphere by sunlight.
  • Ozone can also be made by ultraviolet lamps that act similar to sunlight.
  • It is also made by Corona Discharge (CD) devices.
Molecular Structure of Ozone (O3)
  • Ozone has two atoms of oxygen tightly bound together to a third that is weakly connected.
  • The third oxygen atom is what makes ozone very energetic
Ozone Structure Diagram
Ozone Creation

Ozone is generated when a molecule of oxygen is illuminated by high energy very ultraviolet light. Three atoms of oxygen are bound together instead of the normal two. The extra oxygen atom makes ozone a highly energetic oxidizer.

Ozone Creation Diagram
Corona Discharge Ozone Creation

Ozone can also be made when a high voltage electrical arc splits regular oxygen (O2) into two oxygen atoms (O1). Unlike many traditional Corona Discharge Ozone Generators, Prozone’s generators create Ozone without the harmful Nitrogen Oxide byproducts.

Ozone Creation Corona Discharge Diagram

Corona Discharge:  Air which is dried, or air which is dried and passed through a device which concentrates oxygen from the air is run through a high voltage arc (5,000 volts and up).  The electrons in the field split some of the oxygen and the individual oxygen atoms recombine with normal oxygen to produce ozone.  Concentrations are typically in the one (1) to ten (10) percent range.

Ozone destroys algae, viruses, and bacteria on contact – with no harmful by-products. It also breaks down harmful chemicals and acts as a flocculent, causing total dissolved solids to be suspended and easily removed by the water filtration process. Ozone oxidizes combined chlorine and bromine, freeing them to be continuously reused.

Ozone killing bad stuff diagram
Oxidation

Ozone destroys algae, viruses, and bacteria on contact with no harmful by-products. Ozone oxidizes combined chlorine and bromine, freeing them to be continuously reused. Therefore the useand cost of chemicals is reduced.

  • Ozone reacts with bather loading and combined halogens
  • Reduces contaminants to inert compounds or carbon dioxide and water
  • Oxidizes combined halogens
Precipitation

It breaks down harmful chemicals and acts as a flocculent, causing total dissolved solids to be precipitated and easily removed by the water filtration process.

  • Ozone removes metals (iron, manganese, zinc, copper, etc.)
  • Oxidized organics also precipitate
  • Filtration and clarification are enhanced by precipitation
Sanitation / Disinfection

Ozone is the most powerful sanitizer, non-selectively killing all microorganisms while producing no harmful byproducts.

  • Ozone is the most powerful disinfectant available
  • Rapidly kills bacteria and viruses
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