The mobile ozone generating unit will be used by Sydney Water as an alternative to a dangerous chlorine pipe sanitising system. Ozone is a gas commonly used in water treatment and recycling.
Developed by David Hiscock and his small team of engineers at Oxyzone, the ruggedised mobile plant allows for ozone to be created and applied in the field. Ozone, once generated has a life of about 20 minutes before it decomposes, requiring any application to be close to the source of ozone production.
The mobile ozone generator is being trialled by Sydney Water. Once the trials of the prototype are completed, the possible future orders for this technology may run into hundreds of units.
Sydney Water currently uses a chlorine process to sanitise new water pipes wherein a chlorine mix is sent down the pipes before drinking water is allowed to pass through. Since chlorine in high levels of concentration is dangerous, ozone functions as the perfect alternative without the inherent danger to workers.
David Hiscock has selected a Yanmar generator to drive the mobile plant. The portable ozone generation solution needs to be supported by a reliable and dependable power source, which is met by the Yanmar eG100i generator cost-effectively. The generator easily delivers the required 2.5 kW of power required for the booster pump.
Key features of Yanmar eG100i power generators:
- Rated up to 7.5KVA standby
- Advanced inverter technology adjusts engine RPM to suit the load and save up to 40% fuel
- Typically quiet operation up to 10dB(A) depending upon application
- Driven by Yanmar 2TNV70 diesel engine, which is Tier 3 emission compliant