Water Purification, Microbiological Control, Sterilization and Organic Waste Decomposition Using an Electrochemical Advanced Ozonation Process
Electrochemical oxidant generation has been combined with UV photolysis to provide a highly effective means of water purification, decomposition of bacterial organic substances, microbiological control and sterilization. Ozone is an oxidant with many unique features that make it a valuable tool for biomedical applications. It is an excellent bactericidal, virucidal and sporicidal agent making it ideal for use as a sterilant. Combining O3 with UV radiation stimulates formation of hydroxyl radicals (OH·) which accelerates a wide range of organic oxidations. While in some instances maintenance of an oxidant residual is necessary, the residual can be rapidly removed by UV light at the point of use (i.e., Water For Injection). Test results on pyrogen decomposition, bacterial organic decomposition, microbiological sterilization, residual removal and water purification as a final step for producing pharmaceutical grade water are discussed.