OxyFile #495

Application of Ozone Water Treatment for the Breeding of 
Laboratory Animals Free from Pathogenic Germs

M. Bataller, R. Pérez-Rey, C. Mora, E. Limonta, A. Aquino, C. 
Cosmes(1), D. Porras(1), O. Mosqueda(1)

Ozone Research Center, Cuba.
1 - Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Center, Cuba. 

The development of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry in 
last years in Cuba has increased the consumption of laboratory 
animals free from pathogenic germs, which are bred in barrier 
conditions and require the supply of very high microbiological 
quality water. This paper present the use of ozone water treatment 
through an automated system. It was designed, manufactured by 
Ozone Research Center and put on to work in Biotechnology and 
Genetic Engineering Center. The results obtained show the 
efficiency of ozone to achieve this aim and the economical 
advantages it has in comparison with the thermal treatment.

Source: 2nd International Symposium on Ozone Applications
        Havana, Cuba - Mach 24-26, 1997.