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Ozone in Bottling


Ozone In Bottling (Water, Juices, Beverages)

The proliferation of bottled beverages worldwide and an increased awareness of consumer health issues have forced beverage suppliers on rethinking how to keep their fluids safe for consumption. One challenge they face is the need to deliver a product that is free of bacteria and provide extended shelf life. Because of its powerful disinfectant properties, environmentally clean treatment process and its ability to remove unwanted tastes and odors, Ozonation technology has become the choice of the bottlers worldwide.

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. Because ozone can be added at the point of water treatment and naturally reverts back to Oxygen without leaving any residue behind, it can keep water sanitized throughout a facility.

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In the bottled water market, maintaining an optimum level of ozone is very critical. If the ozone level is too high, plastic bottles may develop an aftertaste. If the ozone level is too low, bacteria spores hidden in the water, inside the plastic walls or closure device could recover and easily contaminate the entire product. It is recommended that ozone should be applied in the range of 1.0 to 2.0 mg/lit for a period of 4 to 10 minutes contact time to safely ensure disinfection, this situation helps to maintain a 0.1 to 0.4 ppm residual ozone level at the time of bottling. This provides an additional safety factor because the bottles can be disinfected and sanitized while filling it with the product.

Water treated with ozone is also suitable for rinsing and cleaning bottles and disinfecting production equipment. This reduces the potential for bacterial growth in unchlorinated water found within the distribution system. It also reduces the amount of clean-in-place (CIP) required to keep the operation disinfected. Many plants have started incorporating an Ozonated cap and bottling rinsing system.

Ozone treatment is one of the most effective microbiological barriers that water bottlers can employ to protect consumers against microorganisms. Consumers are largely unaware, that many bottlers worldwide rely on ozone to provide safe and good tasting product. Since, ozone has played a critical role in helping the bottled water industry in delivering a safe and aesthetically pleasing product.


Effects Of Ozone

Disinfection - Ozone disinfects and treats the water against bacteria, viruses and parasites such as Giardia and cryptosporidium. Thus ozone is highly effective against all microorganisms.

Chemical Oxidation - Ozone is a powerful oxidizing agent and is very effective against all taste and odor causing organic materials and oxidizeable in-organics.

Decomposition - Ozone is an unstable material under room temperature and near room temperature conditions and decomposes to Oxygen fairly quickly. Primarily, water temperature and pH influence the decomposition rate. The half life of ozone at 20o C and pH 7.0 in potable tap water typically is 24 hours.

Advantages Of Using Ozone In Bottling Industry

  • Ozone disinfects water against all types of microorganisms that are present in the water.
  • Ozone is extremely useful in disinfecting bottles, especially reusable bottles in the washing section prior to bottling and disinfecting wetted parts of the bottling equipment and machinery.
  • Use of Ozone allows lower operating costs. Ozone reduces overall chemical dosing costs, discharge assessments and plant downtime.
  • Ozone is not typically associated with by-products or contamination and naturally reverts back to oxygen.
  • Ozone is required to be generated on-site, so no dangerous storage or handling is required. Plus, it is environment friendly.
  • Ozone is further used for the disinfection of the surface of the bottle and the sealed caps of the bottled water.

Ozone treatment is a unique and valuable process. It can accomplish all the aforementioned treatment objectives without leaving a taste or chemical residue behind. Ozone is an exceptionally powerful disinfectant and oxidant. It does its job and disappears. With appropriate pretreatment and careful monitoring and control, it can leave water free of disinfection by- products as well.