Ozonation starts up in Mexico City

Ozonia North America and Ozono Polaris (Puebla, Mexico) have successfully completed the first phase start-up at the first two of four ozone facilities being supplied to Mexico City for drinking water treatment.

Jan 10th, 2003


Mexico City, Jan. 10, 2003 -- Ozonia North America and Ozono Polaris (Puebla, Mexico) have successfully completed the first phase start-up at the first two of four ozone facilities being supplied to Mexico City for drinking water treatment.

Earlier in 2002, the City of Mexico had awarded a contract to Ozono Polaris for the supply, installation and start-up of ozonation equipment to treat poor quality well water at four potable water treatment plants in the southeast sector of the City.

The equipment includes ozone generators supplied by Ozonia North America with a total ozone production capacity of 561 kg/day from oxygen generated on-site. The Ozono Polaris/Ozonia offering was the only bid to pass the City's technical evaluation.

Well water in this quarter of the City contains some hydrogen sulfide, organic color and dissolved minerals. The treatment train includes pre-ozonation for microflocculation, sand and carbon filtration, followed by reverse osmosis of a portion of the total flow. One of the four plants will have post-ozonation as well. This treatment process has been used for about 5 years in three other smaller-capacity treatment plants, using air-fed equipment built by Ozono Polaris.

This project is one result of a strategic alliance between Ozonia North America and Ozono Polaris to supply ozone generation systems for municipal and industrial applications in Mexico. This market is strongly driven by the need for safe drinking water and is expected to grow quickly as awareness of the virtues of ozone spreads.

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