Ozone is a pale blue gas with a distinctively pungent smell. It is inorganic with the chemical formula O₃ and an allotrope of oxygen, which is much less stable than the diatomic allotrope O₂. It breaks down from O₃ in the lower atmosphere to O₂.
Measuring Ozone in Water Treatment
Ozone systems are an alternative to chlorination in water treatment plants. Generally, the systems use a mix of 10% ozone (O3) and 90% oxygen (O2), sometimes with a trace amount of nitrogen. This method is environmentally friendly and dependable.
A Sage inline-style thermal mass flow meter, such as the Paramount, calibrated for the exact mix of ozone and oxygen, optimally and accurately delivers the ozone and oxygen to purify the water safely. Direct mass flow, fast response, and excellent reproducibility are notable benefits of the thermal mass flow meter in this application.