Removal of organics from water using ozone
Ozone reacts rapidly with most simple aromatic compounds and
unsaturated aliphatics, such as Vinyl Chloride, 1,1-dichloroethylene,
trichloroethylene, p-dichlorobenzene. Benzene, etc. But it reacts
slowly with complex aromatics and saturated aliphatics. Ozone will
degrade many organic compounds, such as sugars, phenols, alcohols, and
as it degrades these materials it turns again into Oxygen.
Coupling Ozone with Hydrogen Peroxide will cause the formation of very active Hydroxyl ions which initiate a nucleophilic attack on organic compounds. This can result in the displacement of Halogens and other functional groups such as Amines, Sulfides.