OxyPure Water Purifier
The good news about ozone drinking water purifiers is that they aren’t some new, fly-by-night product concocted to make a quick buck. Ozone has been used to purify water since 1893 and is used in several large municipal water treatment facilities in the United States (this method is even more prevalent in Europe). The first documented use of ozone in a municipal system was in Nice, France in 1906. Nice still uses an updated version of this system today.
How Do They Work?
The ozone system works by infusing water with highly reactive ozone molecules. The system starts with an ozone generator chamber where a corona discharge is used to break the bonds of oxygen molecules and create the unstable ozone molecule. The ozone air is forced through the generator chamber and through a tube and air-stone. Once the ozone enters the water it oxidizes biological components including almost all bacteria and viruses. It also bonds with many dissolved minerals, causing them to oxidize and deteriorate. Ozone has been found to effectively remove 99 percent of all biological pathogens including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. It also is effective at removing iron and manganese as well as freeing up chlorine to kill even more microbes.
The ozone has a half-life of only a few minutes, so after it has purified the water any remaining molecules break down into standard oxygen. This creates an environment that highly oxygenates the water.
Alternative medicine is a huge proponent of ozone water treatment and claims it can help in everything from growing plants to killing cancer.