Linde to Present Oxygen Recovery System for Lowering Ozone Production Costs

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At WEFTEC 2017, Linde LLC will present the OZORA(TM) oxygen recovery system, designed to dramatically reduce oxygen (O(2)) consumption during production of ozone for municipal or industrial water treatment. WEFTEC, the world's largest annual water quality exhibition, is scheduled for October 2-4 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The OZORA system advantage

Commercial ozone generators that use corona discharge, a high-energy electric field process, split O(2) molecules which reform with free O(2) to produce ozone (O(3)). However, around 90% of the O(2) used in the process is not converted to O(3 )and remains unused at a high cost. Leveraging its deep knowledge of adsorption processes, Linde created the patented OZORA system, which efficiently separates O(3) and recycles O(2) back to the O(3) generator reducing O(2) consumption by up to 60%. This technology has been jointly tested and validated with SUEZ, a leading manufacturer of ozone generators and a prominent player in the water treatment industry.

OZORA systems can be sized to match new O(3) generation units, or engineered to retrofit existing water treatment operations. Linde, a global leader in industrial gases and engineering, also supplies bulk O(2) and nitrogen gases for O(3) production.

For more information, visit Linde at WEFTEC ( booth #8253, or contact Linde (, 800-755-9277.

About Linde LLC in North America

Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2016 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 17.9 bn (EUR 16.948 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 60,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business, with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

About SUEZ in North America

SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,350 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and leading the resource revolution. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 7.3 million people on a daily basis; treats 577 million gallons of water and 997 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.275 billion in 2016 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ that generated total revenues of EUR15.3 billion.

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