OxyFile #388

This article is apart of a series. Please read the preface (oxy00362) for more details.

Authority:  E. W. Riesbeck, M.E.,
Nationally Famous Consulting Engineer


Subject:  OZONE - for Water Purification


Various tests have proved that water treated with Ozone is almost
sterile, because Ozone-

1. Kills the bacteria in the water;
2. Removes practically one-half of the organic matter
   carried in solution;
3. Discoloration is eliminated;
4. As well as bad taste. leaving the water wholesome and pleasant
   to drink.

During a controversy between engineers and medical men in Europe,
it was decided that the medical men should conduct exhaustive
tests in order that true facts might be established.  Rigid tests
and examinations of drinking water taken from various sources
throughout Germany, all of which had been treated with OZONE were
conducted.  The drinking water so tested was taken at various
intervals during the entire year.  The bacteria count of this
treated water was never more than 10 per cc. and in most cases was
less.  Not satisfied with these tests, the medical men
contaminated the drinking water with different kinds of bacteria,
starting with 20,000 bacteria per cc. and increasing the bacteria
count to 60,000 per cc. IN SPITE OF THIS HIGH POLLUTION, ALL
BACTERIA WERE KILLED BY THE OZONE.  NOT UNTIL THESE EXPERIMENTS
WERE REPEATED TIME AND AGAIN OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS, DID THE
MEDICAL PROFESSION ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, IN THEIR OPINION, OZONIZED
WATER WAS PRACTICALLY STERILE.


In "Air Conditioning and Ozone Facts"