A safe water supply is essential for most agricultural activities, particularly upkeep of healthy livestock and poultry. Bacteria and other contaminants in water can lead to illness and affect growth, reproduction, and productivity.
Being an extremely effective disinfection agent with the fastest action time compared to other chemical disinfectants, ozone is used in many agricultural applications including the treatment of feed water, surface sanitation and clean in place (CIP) processes.
As an organic disinfectant, ozone is environmentally friendly and safe for both humans and animals. Because of these properties and particularly its proven safety profile, ozone is now being used as an alternative to chlorine sanitizers in many areas of food production and agriculture worldwide.
Overall, ozone is used to sanitize agricultural equipment, food and surfaces without leaving behind any dangerous chemical byproducts.
Ozone-enriched water is potent in disinfecting surfaces and killing microbes far more effectively than chlorine. Ozone is particularly preferred over other chemicals since it is generated on-site and reverts to oxygen after use, meaning that its use is economical: eliminating the need for personnel to handle and mix harsh chemicals and dispose of chemical byproducts.
Ozone readily reverts into oxygen; its use leaves no residue on contact surfaces. Ozone-enriched water can therefore be frequently sprayed directly on surfaces including floors, walls, drains, equipment and tanks with low-pressure sprayers to constantly kill bacteria and other disease-causing pathogens.