by Nissan Cohen and Brian L. Johnson
This article was originally published in the July – August 2017 issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering® magazine.
Virtually all users of pharmaceutical water systems pursue lower maintenance and operational costs, increased reliability, and improved life cycle management. Biopharmaceutical companies are looking for innovative methods and newer technology to increase throughput, quality, and uptime.
Ozone technology delivers the most powerful commercially available oxidant and disinfectant with few detrimental or detracting issues. Ozone sanitization and disinfection has been used for decades, and its adoption in pharmaceutical water systems has been increasing for several years, although it has not yet been adopted broadly in the industry.
When used in lieu of hot water or chemical sanitization for ambient temperature purified-water systems, ozone prevents the accumulation of microbials and organics and requires less maintenance over the life cycle of the water system. In addition, at 24/7 administration ozone is:
– 85% less expensive than hot water sanitization five times a week
– 20% less expensive than once-weekly hot water sanitization
– Tens of thousands of dollars less than twice yearly chemical sanitization
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by Nissan Cohen and Brian L. Johnson
Pacific Ozone, a leading manufacturer of industrial ozone disinfection systems, named Henrik Steffens as its new Strategic Sales & Marketing Manager for Europe and Asia/Pacific (APAC). Mr. Steffens, who has 25 years of experience in technical sales and marketing in the agri-aquaculture, marine and ozone disinfection industries, will be in charge of managing and expanding Pacific Ozone’s network of sales representatives and distributors in Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
“The expansion of our strategic sales team further strengthens our capabilities to serve our growing customer base in Europe, Asia and the Pacific,” said Brian Johnson, Director of Pacific Ozone. “Henrik rejoins Pacific Ozone with a wealth of experience and know-how to support the expanding ozone disinfection equipment market in Europe and Asia.”
Before rejoining Pacific Ozone, Mr. Steffens served as a Technical Product Manager for Kjemi AS in Norway leading development of special chemical and environmentally friendly solutions for the oil & gas industry. Henrik previously served as a Business and Product Development Manager at Pacific Ozone from 2004 to 2007 with an emphasis on Latin America.
“Pacific Ozone is widely recognized as the industrial ozone leader with a large customer base in beverage, pharmaceutical and beauty care pure water as well as aquaculture,” noted Steffens. “I’m excited to be part of an exceptional and passionate team of professionals who put the success of their customers as the center piece of their strategy. The global (disinfection) market offers significant growth opportunities for Pacific Ozone, and I’m looking forward to the challenge to play a key role implementing high quality solutions for our partners and customers.”
About Pacific Ozone: Pacific Ozone is a leading manufacturer of industrial air-cooled, corona discharge ozone generators and integrated ozone contacting systems. In addition to state of the art ozone products, Pacific Ozone offers field and technical service and engineering support to meet the needs of the industry.
Pacific Ozone, is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership with CHEMetrics, Inc. to bring a lower cost and more accurate dissolved ozone residual test solution to the bottled water industry.
Pacific Ozone is offering the new Ozone SAM (Single-Analyte Photometer) Test Kit employing the Indigo method from CHEMetrics, Inc. This new product enables water bottlers to quickly and consistently test for residual ozone following the disinfection process with more accurate results at a lower cost.
Ozone treatment is the most critical disinfection and safety step in the bottled water process. It results in safe, good tasting and aesthetically pleasing bottled water, killing all pathogens and with a low level of residual remaining, continues to disinfect the inside of the bottle, the air gap and underside of the cap before sealing for a long shelf life. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) have established regulatory standards to guide water producers in managing residual ozone in bottled water products. This kit provides a quick and accurate test for ozone residual between 0 and 0.75 ppm.
The Pacific Ozone and CHEMetrics, Inc. unique dissolved ozone test employs an innovative self-zeroing feature that eliminates the need to consume a test ampoule for each reagent blank. This saves time and money in the laboratory. The test results can be read in the photometer included with the kit or any spectrophotometer that accepts a 13 mm round cell, enabling operators to use existing laboratory equipment.
Key product features:
- Cost savings of up to 62% with an innovative, self-zeroing test method that uses a single ampoule per test
- A test range of 0 to 0.75 ppm for FDA required monitoring levels for bottled water manufacturers
- A simplified testing procedure that saves valuable time in the laboratory
- Operators receive precise test results in less than 2 minutes
CHEMetrics, Inc. is a supplier and innovator of water testing and analysis products serving markets including Aquaculture, Boiler/Cooling, Chemicals, Drinking Water, Environmental, Food and Beverage, Mining, Petroleum, Power, Pulp and Paper, Semiconductor, Wastewater and more.
Pacific Ozone is a leading manufacturer of industrial air-cooled, corona discharge ozone generators and integrated ozone contacting systems. In addition to ozone products, Pacific Ozone offers field and technical service and engineering support to meet the needs of the industry.
Pacific Ozone is the leading supplier of air-cooled, energy-efficient ozone equipment, like the SGA Series with 9 models that fit any ozone system requirement. Saving water means saving money and these air-cooled systems can save up to 400,000 gallons of water per year for each ozone generator compared to a typical water-cooled system.
Greatly reduce operating costs with these powerful and user-friendly, ozone/oxygen systems that combine air-cooled ozone generation with onboard oxygen concentration in a compact, wall-mountable stainless steel housing.
The Pacific Ozone systems are convenient to operate with an intuitive control panel, including 0-100% variable power control, feed gas control, inlet air pressure and reactor back-pressure gauges, power supply feedback reference meters, and LED ozone production indicators.
The SGA Series is highly efficient in its design to save energy and operate using high-quality plant air provided from the facility. Stand-alone air compressor packages are also available from Pacific Ozone if plant air is unavailable or insufficient.
An attractive feature of these systems is that they are easy to install and work with existing control and PLC environments. The SGA Series is available in sizes to fit any flow and ozone dose requirements.
Pacific Ozone is committed to supporting your ozone technology needs by offering superior products, delivering unsurpassed service, and providing ozone engineering and development services to meet your specific requirements.
Technical services are also available for integration, commissioning, start-up and calibration support.
The Standby Ozone System is a fully integrated and transportable ozone generation system designed for quick deployment in mission critical industrial applications. Ozone disinfection and oxidation is a vital part of industrial treatment processes where ozone system downtime can be costly. The SOS System is designed for easy storage and rapid set-up to connect quickly to an existing ozone process due to an equipment failure or malfunction.
The SOS system takes less than 10 minutes to set up and is easy to operate with a convenient and intuitive instrument panel. The SOS system is designed to connect to existing plant controls for temporary or permanent remote operation. The risk of production loss is reduced with an SOS System for emergency backup ozone production. It has easy to connect inlet/outlet process fittings, E-Stop and electrical connections integrated into a fully assembled and foldable stainless steel frame. The compact and easy to move package is complete in every way to enable operators to quickly connect and produce high concentration ozone on the spot.