The first treatment process encountered in the plant is ozonation. As one of the most powerful oxidants available, ozone provides many benefits such as disinfection, taste and odor control, and enhancement of particulate removal.
Due to its high reactivity, ozone must be generated onsite. Ambient air is compressed, dried, and filtered in a series of air preparation steps. Next, ozone is generated by applying electricity to the air stream. The resulting ozone and air mixture is immediately diffused into the water, where it lasts for less than 20 minutes.