Is your hatchery still using Chlorine for disinfection? Ozonation is a superior alternative to chlorine. Chlorine disinfection is time-consuming and may lead to harmful byproducts. Ozone is the strongest disinfectant available, and is more than 3,000x faster than chlorine in killing bacteria. Ozone disinfects nearly instantly by destroying the cell walls of bacteria and other pathogens. Bacteria do not develop resistance to ozone, as they may to chlorine and antibiotics; therefore, ozone use will not lead to the development of “super-pathogens”.
Ozone degrades to oxygen within minutes and no harmful byproducts are produced by ozonation. In contrast, chlorine disinfection creates byproducts that are carcinogenic to humans and byproducts, such as chloramines, that may be harmful to aquatic life.
In addition to disinfection, ozone functions by aiding in the removal of:
- Fine or colloidal particles
- Dissolved organic matter
- Pesticides and insecticides
- Heavy metals