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Marine Biology

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 211–216 | Cite as

A high capacity ozone generator for use in aquaculture and water processing

  • K. V. Honn
  • G. M. Glezman
  • W. Chavin
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Abstract

The literature dealing with the use of ozone in wastewater treatment is extensive, but its reported applications to aquaculture are limited. The major limiting factors appear to be ozone toxicity and the cost of high-output ozone generators. Ozone toxicity may be circumvented by system design, thereby leaving generating equipment as the major obstacle. A small, high-output ozone generator, therefore, was designed utilizing the efficient Lowther plate-type principle. The unit, employing stainless-steel wire-mesh electrodes and mica dielectrics, may be used with air, oxygen, or oxygen-enriched air. Ozone production from air was evaluated at 0.125, 0.25 and 0.5 cfm (3.54, 7.08 and 14.2 l/min) and oxygen at 0.25 cfm (7.08 l/min). Maximum output from air (0.25 cfm; 2.95 kV) was 84.1 g/h. Oxygen under identical conditions resulted in a production rate of 142.7 g/h. The application of this new ozone-generator design is recommended for water treatment in both open-and closed-water systems.

Keywords

Wastewater Ozone Production Rate Wastewater Treatment System Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. V. Honn
    • 1
  • G. M. Glezman
    • 1
  • W. Chavin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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