Ozone Treatment System
Ozone Water Treatment System
Model PW 9000
For Purification of Domestic Drinking Water
American Tank Co., Inc. is pleased to offer the PW 9000 Pure Water Ozone Treatment System. This system is designed for use with any home water supply which utilizes a water storage tank. Sources of water may include wells, springs, lakes, etc.
The PW 9000 is designed to remove: Iron (rust stains), Manganese (black stains), Sulfur (rotten egg smell), bacteria, color, bad taste and odor. (Depending on severity)
The PW 9000 utilizes the same Ozone Purification Technology used by municipal water companies throughout the world. This State of the Art system assures you the highest quality water yet requires very little maintenance. Please note: The PW 9000 uses no Chemicals, Salt, or Activated Carbon.
The PW 9000 uses an Ozone Generator in combination with an air pump to continuously aerate your water storage tank with Ozone Saturated Bubbles oxidize and kill many of the impurities in your water. These bubbles also provide the pumping action to constantly circulate and filter the entire contents of your holding tank at the rate of approx 10 GPM (over 14,000 gallons per day). The water produced is refreshing and delicious. You will have high quality water throughout your home and land for all your water needs: Showering, Laundering, Dish Washing, Cooking, Plant Watering, etc. All of this and the system costs only pennies a day to operate. (Typically about $3-$5 per month).
OZONE: WHAT IS IT?
Ozone (O3), one of nature`s basic elements, is a very powerful disinfecting and deodorizing gas consisting of oxygen (O2) with an extra oxygen atom attached, therefore becoming ozone (O3). When oxygen in the air is exposed to high intensity ultraviolet rays, ozone is created (such as our sun creating the ozone layer). When ozone does its job, it oxidizes by giving up and attaching its extra oxygen atom to anything that can be oxidized. Once this process occurs, the ozone molecule becomes oxygen (O3 - O = O2). Thus, the only by-product of ozone is pure oxygen. In fact, ozone reverts to pure oxygen quite rapidly and naturally: The half life of ozone in air is on the order of hours and on the order of minutes when dissolved in water. Additionally, ozone dissolves over 12 times more readily into water than pure oxygen, then reverts back to oxygen, providing hundreds of times more dissolved oxygen in your water than could otherwise be possible. This high oxygen content of your water provides many of the same benefits made possible with the PW 9000 system.
THE BENEFITS OF THE PW 9000 OZONE SYSTEM
Municipal water companies have used ozone technology to treat large quantities of water for many years because of its effectiveness in purifying and conditioning water.
American Tank Co. has selected Ozone Technology for use in treating well and tank water because of its unique properties.
1. Kills all coliform bacteria on contact, thousands of times faster than chlorine or bromine.
2. Neutralizes PH.
3. Kills fungus, mold and yeast spores.
4. Precipitates all heavy metals
5. Removes excess iron, manganese, and sulfur by a process known as micro-flocculation, thus conditioning the water naturally without chemical additives.
6. Removes color and odor, leaving a pure, healthy water.
7. Reduces scale build-up on equipment such as pipes and water heaters, and staining of showers, sinks, bathtubs and toilets.
8. Ozone leaves no residue, it`s only by-product is pure oxygen.
ISN`T OZONE BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?
Ozone in the Earth`s upper most atmosphere is what protects us from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. If we could pump more ozone up there, we`d all be better off. However, when created by and mixed with smog and carbon monoxide, ozone is a contributing factor to the greenhouse effect. In contrast, the PW 9000 system creates "clean ozone" which dissipates and reverts back to oxygen readily and naturally.
HOW LONG DOES OZONE LAST IN MY WATER?
Ozone has a half life on the order of minutes when dissolved in water. Half life is the time it takes for half of the ozone to revert back to oxygen. Therefore, ozone must be generated on site and constantly introduced into the water to be effective.
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN USING CHLORINE FOR YEARS, WHY DO I NEED OZONE?
In recent years, scientists have discovered that chlorine creates harmful by-products known as THMs that are carcinogenic. The EPA is starting to impose strict standards on the level of THMs allowed in domestic water treatment plants. Ozone is the treatment method of choice by water treatment professionals to replace chlorine, since ozone produces no THMs.
DO THE LARGER MUNICIPAL WATER TREATMENT PLANTS THAT USE OZONE ALSO USE CHLORINE?
Yes, they do add a small chlorine residual after ozonation. This is done to prevent the possibility of the water picking up bacteria in the lengthy distribution piping required in larger municipal water supplies, since the dissolved ozone will revert to oxygen before distribution.
WILL MY WATER SYSTEM REQUIRE CHLORINE IN ADDITION TO OZONE?
Typically, no. Single family dwellings and small multi-house systems do not require a chlorine residual due to their short distribution piping systems.
IF CHLORINE IS REQUIRED IN LARGER SYSTEMS, WHY DON`T THEY JUST USE CHLORINE RATHER THAN CHLORINE AND OZONE?
There are many advantages to using ozone other than the fact that ozone water treatment does not create THMs. Ozone (which is not a chemical additive) kills virus and bacteria on contact, precipitates many metals, deodorizes, removes color and taste, leaves no residue, reduces scale formation, kills algae, mold and yeast spores. Since ozone dissolves over a dozen times more readily into water than pure oxygen, and then readily reverts to oxygen, your water will have a very high level of dissolved oxygen. This high oxygen content has some wonderful benefits: White laundry, great tasting coffee plus anything cooked with water has enhanced flavor, refreshing showers and baths, house plants spring to life with little or no fertilizer. Additionally, if chlorine is added to ozonated water, all the chlorine will be free chlorine, rather than combined chlorine (chloramines) and will therefore not be offensive. Combined chlorine is what causes water to smell like chlorine. Combined chlorine occurs when the chlorine has not completely oxidized the contaminants. Chlorine added to ozonated water has nothing to oxidize and therefore becomes free chlorine.
WILL THE PW 9000 SYSTEM AFFECT THE PH OF MY WATER?
The system will raise the PH of your water if it is in the acidic range (below a PH of 7.0) and stabilize the PH in the 7.5 range. Thus if your water is acidic, the PH stabilization properties of the PW 9000 system will increase the life of your plumbing.
IF THE SYSTEM RUNS 24 HOURS A DAY, WON`T IT BE EXPENSIVE TO OPERATE?
One of system`s outstanding features is its efficiency. The entire system consumes about the same electricity as a 55 watt light bulb. This means a typical operating cost of about $3 - $5 per month.
HOW LONG WILL THE SYSTEM TAKE TO CLEAN UP MY WATER TANK?
This depends on the severity of your water problem, the size of you tank, and the amount of water that you use. A typical 5,000 gallon tank will stabilize anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. If your tank your tank is 10,000 gallons and needs lots of cleaning, it can take a few months to stabilize. Regardless, you will notice a dramatic change in your water within a few days.
ONCE MY TANK IS CLEAN, WILL THE INCOMING WELL WATER AFFECT MY TANK WATER QUALITY?
The system has a unique, automatic feature that mixes the ozone into your incoming well water before the water is introduced into the tank. This automatically happens every time your well pump is turned on.
WHAT KIND OF MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED?
The only regular maintenance required is to hose off the filter and clean the ozone diffuser (bubble maker). This usually takes about 10-15 minutes and requires no tools. It is also recommended that the UV Lamp assembly be replaced every 14 months for maximum water quality.
HOW DOES THE PW 9000 SYSTEM WORK?
The system consists of an Ozone Generator with an air pump, in-line mixing system (installed on the well feed line to the water tank), and a filter module (with 100 square feet of filter area) that hangs inside the tank. Includes an Ozone Diffuser to create millions of Ozone Saturated Bubbles.
The Ozone Generator creates ozone the same way the sun does in our upper atmosphere. Inside the generator is a very high intensity ultraviolet (UV) lamp that simulates the ozone producing UV rays of our sun. When compressed air is pumped through the UV Chamber, the result is partial conversion of the oxygen in the air to ozone.
The output of the ozone generator is fed through the in-line mixing system and into the diffuser inside the filter module to create ozone saturated bubbles. As these bubbles rise inside the filter module lift pipe, the friction of the ozone bubbles against the water causes the bubbles to mix with and draw water through the filter and draw into the lift pipe, Thus, the water exposed to the tiny ozone bubbles is filtered prior to ozonation, increasing the ability of the ozone to do its job. As the ozone bubbles rise up and out of the lift pipe, they continue to rise up through about 6 feet of water in the tank, continuing the Ozone absorption process and circulating large quantities of water through out your holding tank.
The in-line mixing system further increases the ozone benefits by treating your well water with ozone prior to the well water entering your holding tank. When your well pump is activated to add water to your holding tank, the in-line mixing system automatically directs and mixes the output of the ozone generator directly into the incoming well water. When the well pump turns off, the ozone is automatically redirected into the filter module assembly inside your tank. This process is accomplished mechanically and requires no complex controls.
The complete system thus provides continuous purification, filtration and circulation without the use of a water pump. Water delivered to your home and land is fresh and clean, and ideal for all your domestic water uses.
THE BENEFITS OF THE PW 9000 SYSTEM:
The PW 9000 System conditions and purifies your well water using the most effective, economical and proven technology available . Ours is the only system to offer the highest quality water for all domestic uses. You can say goodbye to all the water problems you have been forced to live with for years.
In addition to the obvious benefits of our Ozone Purification system, there are several not-so-obvious benefits you will soon be enjoying:
1. The high dissolved oxygen content of the water will make plants in your home and garden "come alive", grow strong and healthy and greatly reduce the need for fertilizers. In fact, studies have shown a 30% increase in plant growth when watered with ozonated water.
2. This same high oxygen content will make your laundry sparkling white with little or no bleach. Cooking with your new water will allow you to create dishes with more flavor and bouquet than you ever dreamed possible. Vegetables rinsed with high oxygen water will last much longer and stay much fresher.
3. The clean, refreshing water will add a new dimension to bathing, dish washing, washing your car, etc.
4. Imagine the luxury of being able to take a refreshing, healthy drink, directly from your faucet.
THE PW 9000 SYSTEM WARRANTY:
American Tank Co., Inc., warrants to the original owner its Model PW 9000 to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year.
OPTIONAL 3 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY:
An optional 3 year extended warranty is available for the PW 9000 Ozone Treatment System. This extended warranty covers all components of the system except the filter and diffuser. Includes: (2) UV Light Assembly`s and all normal replacement parts during the 3 Year Period. Please ask your Sales Representative for details.
WHO USES OZONE?
Ozone domestic water purification has been used extensively in Europe since 1906. In the United States, currently over 70 municipal water treatment plants use ozone. Los Angeles has the largest ozone treatment facility, purifying over 600 million gallons of water per day. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay M.U.D. water treatment plants in El Sobrante and Upper San Leandro will soon be using Ozone as a replacement for chlorine as their primary source of sanitizing. California state law now requires ozonation as the final step before bottled drinking water is packaged. The International Bottled Water Association also requires ozonation prior to bottling.
HOW DO I KNOW THE PW 9000 SYSTEM WORKS?
The system has been developed and tested since 1984 in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California on some of the worst well water conditions. It has been proven with over 1000 installations and a vast array of bad water problems, including : Iron, manganese, tannins, hydrogen sulfide, iron bacteria, coliform bacteria, strong odor, bad taste, color, acid water, etc. The system has been granted a United States Patent.
WHAT SIZE HOLDING TANK S DOES THE SYSTEM WORK ON?
The maximum recommended tank size is 10,000 gallons; multiple systems can be used for larger tanks. The minimum tank size is limited only by the water usage. We recommend that for fairly severe water conditions that no more than 25% of the holding tank capacity be used in a 24 hour period. Since a typical family of 4 uses an average of 350 gallons per day, this size family should have a minimum 1500 gallon capacity holding tank.
WHAT IF I DON`T HAVE A HOLDING TANK?
A holding tank is required for the PW 9000 system to do its job.
WILL I NEED A WATER SOFTENER WITH THE SYSTEM?
Usually no. The system alters the molecular bonds of the water so that it acts soft. You will experience good soap suds and great cleaning. However, the water will not be chemically soft. Some hard water deposit may still be experienced, but these can easily be removed through normal cleaning procedures. This is because the ability of the hard water deposits to bond to your sinks, etc., is greatly reduced. If you currently have a water softener, try using it with the PW 9000 system installed in your tank. If your water becomes too soft (water becomes too slimy), we recommend that your softener be connected to your hot water supply only or disconnected completely.
WHAT ARE SOME ACTUAL WATER TEST RESULTS USING THE PW 9000 SYSTEM?
Note: The following sample cases have had state certified water tests performed on both the raw water and the water from the holding tank after installation of the PW 9000 system. These are random examples and do not indicate the aesthetics of the water. In all cases the water was considered undrinkable by the homeowners, prior to the installation of the PW 9000 system.
CERTIFIED TEST RESULTS ON FILE:
CASE NO. 1: Water Source: Spring.
5,000 gallon holding tank, single family dwelling:
| ||Before ||After |
|IRON ||0.660 ppm ||0.56 ppm |
|MANGANESE ||0.320 ||0.008 |
|HARDNESS ||170 ||140 |
|TURBIDITY ||7.0 units ||.04 units |
|COLIFORM BACT ||9.0 per 100ml ||0.0 per 100ml |
CASE NO. 2: Water Source: Well.
5,000 gallon holding tank, single family dwelling.
| ||Before ||After |
|IRON ||1.1 ppm ||None Detected |
|MANGANESE ||0.05 ||None Detected |
CASE NO. 3: Water Source: Well.
5,000 gallon holding tank, family of 6.
| ||Before ||After |
|IRON ||0.06 ppm ||None Detected |
|MANGANESE ||0.03 ||0.01 |
|COLIFORM BACT ||>16 ||None Detected |
IS THERE ANYTHING OZONE WON`T DO?
Yes. Ozone will not remove nitrates (typical when water is contaminated by fertilizer run off), sodium, sulfates, total dissolved solids, chlorides, and fluoride. These contaminants can be removed by reverse osmosis or distillation. Pre-treating the water with the PW 9000 system will dramatically reduce the maintenance required on reverse Osmosis or Distillation Equipment.