ozone generating process:
HFCD - High Frequency Corona Discharge - the most challenging and
the most rewarding ozone producing process currently known and commercially
used. The development of our HFCD systems was allowed by advancements in
the production of semiconductors, leaving classic ozone generating processes
- Low Frequency (50 and 60Hz) Corona Discharge and Cold Plasma systems far
behind. Ozone gas is produced by high voltage discharge harnessed inside
a specially designed electrode. Variable frequency of the discharge (GE ozone
generators operate in range of 0-10kHz) allows production of highly concentrated
ozone gas while maintaining precision of the ozone production.
an excellent ozone output : size / weight ratio allowing the
production of smaller & lighter ozone generators with higher & more
precise ozone output and lower power consumption.
All parts and components of our ozonation equipment for Ultra Pure Applications
exposed directly to the ozone stream are ozone resistant. In order to minimize
the possibility for the contamination of the ozone stream, we created a design
which utilizes only two highly ozone resistant materials for components exposed
to ozone gas:
- glass -
ozone producing cell, panel fittings, diffuser, moisturizing containers,
- all flexible ozone lines
steel, low grade plastic or ceramic is used. To cope with special needs
resulting from uncompromising GE design we had to establish a glassblowing
department in our company, therefore the quality of all glass components
can be easily monitored .
connectors used for all external tubing connections were tested (85 µg/ml
for more than 5000 hours) for resistance to ozone with no sign of deterioration.
The cabinet is a lightweight, durable, aluminum box with an industrial grade
powdercoat finish. The GE30 & GE60 Ozone Generators can be inserted into
foam within a case, mounted on a portable stand or on a wall. Upright position
of the generator is preferable because of the ventury type flowmeter incorporated
into the front panel of the ozone generator. When in an upright position the
high voltage 100% enclosed glass electrode is also "standing" in
an upright position thereby allowing any liquid that may have entered the unit
by accident or condensation to freely drain. The special design of all system
components allows the user to operate the generator even when inserted in the
foam within the case. The ozone generator can be also operated as a desk top
unit. Ozone is produced within a 100% enclosed glass high voltage electrode
and ozone output is independently regulated by a 10 step rotary regulator located
at the front panel of the generator. A 3" fan provides sufficient cooling
for all components inside the ozone generator.
|Regulation of oxygen/ozone
flow and ozone concentration:
To allow the user of the ozonation equipment
to control the exact amount and the concentration of ozone
gas produced, all GE60 ozone generators are equipped with
two independent regulators:
- Flow regulation - flow selection is
done directly by setting the oxygen flow regulator dial
at desired setting. The built-in flowmeter located at the
front panel of the GE30 and GE60 instrument allows visual
monitoring of selected flow. GE ozone generators are produced
in the two following variations:
- FM500 - our standard model with
flowmeter range 50-500cc/min
- FM100 - optional model available
upon request. Flow meter range 10-100cc/min
- Ozone concentration regulation - 10
step frequency regulator built into the front panel of
each GE ozone generator controls the frequency of the high
voltage discharge in the ozone producing cell, consequently
regulating the concentration of ozone gas produced.
- Oxygen Tank
- Oxygen Flow Regulator
- Oxygen Tubing
- GE Ozone Generator
- Power Switch
- Concentration Regulator
- Flow Meter
- Ozone Outlet
All ozone generators are tested and calibrated separately. An Ozone
Output Test Report is provided with each system. Variations of ozone
output does not exceed ± 5% - if equipment is operated under (or close
to) following conditions:
- room temperature
20-23°C / 68-74°F
pressure 97-103 kPa
ozone output produced by standard GE ozone generators are:
Testing and Ozone Output Test Reports:
It is important to realize that measuring ozone concentrations is rather tricky
task due to very unstable nature of ozone gas. The precision of measuring ozone
concentrations during the calibration process of individual instruments determines
the accuracy/precision of the Ozone Output Tests Report for each ozone generator
produced and sold by our company.
Our test reports
are obtained by way of using two Ozone Analyzers utilizing UV absorption
principle based on the Beer Lambert Law. The Ozone Analyzers are sensitive
instruments which must be regularly maintained and their performance
must be monitored. For this very reason we have adopted in 1997 the
testing process in which we do not consider the results obtained from
one monitoring device (ozone analyzer) to be valid as long as they
are not confirmed with the readings from a second independent analyzer.
From our point of view the use of two independent analyzers for calibrations
of ozone generators we supply to our clients in laboratory, medical
and research facilities is an unquestionable necessity, not a luxury
or a marketing trick as some of our competitors claim.
Information on how we analyze Ozone Output
Tests Report (OOTR)
Data collected during ozone output calibration testing are used to produce
Ozone Output Test Report (OOTR). The OOTR is a carefully designed table, which
gives the end user of the equipment an instant access to all essential data
needed for the correct and safe operation of the ozonation equipment produced
by our company. It is important that all end users of ozone producing instruments
know how to read the OOTR and how to interpret data in the OOTR.
first - Ozone Destructor:
Ozone gas in higher concentrations has the ability to irritate the sensitive
lung tissue and eyes. The Ozone Destructor is incorporated into GE line of
ozonation systems as a very important safety device and it serves for a proper
elimination of the excess ozone gas which may be produced during the start
up of the ozonation system, ozonation of water and number of other applications.
Safety of our clients is very important to us. For this very reason
our main products - GE30 & GE60 ozone generators are powered by
12VDC - internationally recognized safe voltage which is frequently
used for control systems in volatile industrial operations.
Design - "Lego" principle:
Open architecture design had always its own add on value, therefore it is no
coincidence that Lego® rules the "toy-word".
Our GE line
of ozonation systems take also an advantage of the open architecture
design. This principle allows our company to expand the GE line of
products and attachments as needed.
benefit resulting from our design approach is the possibility for the
client to customize his/her ozonation systems in accord to his/her
specific need. Our product literature may be of an assistance during
the selection process. Clients may also request our technical assistance
via telephone or e-mail.
To our knowledge, our company was the first developer and producer of ozonation
systems for Ultra Pure Applications to provide an Ozone Output Test Report with
each ozone generator used for Ultra Pure Applications and to implement a combination
- glass high
voltage electrode with a self draining effect
- an independent
regulation for oxygen flow and ozone concentration
- an ozone
Due to the specific design and durability of our GE ozone generators, the equipment
is able to provide ultra pure, highly concentrated ozone gas for individual
needs, laboratories, and for a wide variety of special application where
the ozone generator is required to work in a frequent ON/OFF regime or
simple drawing outlines three main categories of laboratory testing
utilizing ozone gas produced by our GE ozone instruments.
use only - protect against excessive dust, humidity and water back-flow.
- Power surge
protectors should be used to protect GE ozone generators.