Mission Statement

Using affordable state-of-the-art technology, we aim to be the foremost provider for a range of products and services to meet basic human needs world-wide - clean drinking water. food, housing and health. We also aim to provide the most up-to-date environmental training programs to promote the best in green living.


We manufacture and offer quality Ozone Water Purifying and recycling equipment that is affordable together with the training of associated technologies for the betterment of humanity.

COMPANY PROFILE

Our team is made up of experienced Engineers, Technicians, Scientists and Men & Women in a wide spectrum of the medical professions. One of the major strengths of OSLA Inc. is that we embrace the on-going ideas of the team with their daily R&D input for human development.

Another strength of OSLA Inc is the optimism of the founder, the management and staff in seeking to develop and maintain healthier standards through these advance technologies towards the environment and human up-liftment.


Ozone Water Purification in Cuba preformed by our company.

Ozone (O3)

Ozone is a strong, naturally-occurring oxidizing agent with a long history of safe use in disinfection of municipal water, process water, bottled drinking water, and swimming pools. More recent applications include treatment of wastewater, dairy and swine effluent, cooling towers, hospital water systems and equipment, aquariums and aquaculture, water theme parks, and public and in-home spas.

Ozone is readily detectable by human smell at 0.01 to 0.04 ppm. Regulators suggest limits of exposure and specify a 0.1ppm threshold for continuous exposure during an 8hr period and 0.3ppm for a 15 min period. At 1 ppm ozone has a pungent disagreeable odor and is irritating to the eyes and throat.

How is ozone formed?

Ozone is formed by a high energy input splitting the O2 (oxygen) molecule. Single O rapidly combines with available O2 to form the very reactive O3. In nature, ozone is formed by UV irradiation (185nm) from the sun and during lightning discharge. Commercially, UVbased generators pass ambient air (20% O2) across an UV light source, typically less than 210nm. These systems have a lower cost but also have a more limited output than corona discharge systems. Corona discharge generators pass dry O2 enriched air across a high electric voltage (>5,000 V) or corona; similar to a spark plug. Excess O3 not dispersed in water must be captured and destroyed to prevent corrosion and personal injury. One method of destruction is by UV light at a longer wavelength, 254nm, combined with the use of a catalytic agent.

Applications of Ozone

Aquaculture

Ozone is extremely effective in water purification for Bio-Culture, aquaponics, health & longevity of the aqua and marine life.


Agriculture

For the health of the total Farm environment the use of Ozone is second to none. Ozone not only treats the drinking water used by the animals but also cleans and recycles the wastewater prior to discharge.


Bottling

Ozone was introduced into the beverage industry years ago as a residual disinfectant for bottled water. Its efficacy as a sanitizer prompted the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) to require ozone in certain types of bottled water. The use of ozone has now spread throughout much of the beverage industry where it is used in plants that bottle everything from beer and wine to soft drinks and juices.


Disinfection

Ozone has proven to be a stronger oxidant than all other commonly used disinfectants including chlorine, hypochlorous acid, and hydrogen peroxide. Ozone does not leave behind any harmful residue since ozone changes back to oxygen.


Drinking Water

Ozone has been proven to be ideal for drinking water treatment. Ozone ability to kill bacteria and viruses such as E.coli, cryptosporidium and rotavirus and can precipitate heavy metals such as iron and manganese, providing safe clean drinking water.


Farming

The use of Ozone has been shown to translate into higher productivity and profits for poultry and hog farmers.


Food

Uses for ozone in food processing include sanitization, food storage, chilling, and the disinfection of equipment. It also oxidizes the harmful pesticides, bacteria and chemicals that are found on most fruit and vegetables. As an added benefit Ozone alos extends the shelf life of produce and meats.


Hydroponics

Treating the water used in hydroponics with ozone eliminates hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and pathogens resulting in higher crop yields.


Laundry

The benefits of using ozone in commercial laundries has been demonstrated and proven to be a healthy and money saving break through in this industry. Ozone greatly reduces the amount of hot water used, reduce chemical usage and can be used to recycle wash water for reuse. Moreover, linen life is extended when compared to chlorine washing representing huge savings for hotels and hospitals.


Pool & Spas

Ozone offers a chemical-free way of treating pools and spas. Bathers will benefit from clear, chemical-free, odorless water. Unlike chlorine, ozone will not bleach hair, damage bathing suits, dry skin, irritate your eyes or irritate the respiratory system.


Soil Remediation

Ozone treatment has evolved from water treatment to soil remediation. Recently, ozone has been used to clean up sites containing a variety of soil contaminants. The reason for using ozone is to target those compounds that are not biodegradable or the ones which are biodegradable over a long period of time.

Many hydrocarbon compounds will biodegrade if they are dissolved, although these contaminants are not readily biodegraded by microorganisms if they are are on soil particles. This is where using ozone can help the soil remediation process.


Wastewater

Ozone is used effectively in the processing of water laden with concentrations of industrial byproducts. Ozone waste water treatment is a thorough and effective oxidation process and is a suitable disinfectant for the organic matter found in waste water.

The process will remove pesticides, organics (such as organic Nitrogen), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Volatile Fatty Acids (VFA), and Sulfur. Plus, it will significantly decrease the associated odors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are trihalomethanes?

A: Trihalomethanes are a group of four chemicals—chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform—formed, along with other disinfection by-products, when chlorine or other disinfectants used to control microbial contaminants in drinking water react with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter in water.

 

Q: How are trihalomethanes formed?

A: Chloroform—the trihalomethane often found in the highest concentration—is formed by a reaction of chlorine with certain compounds in water. Formation occurs during chlorination and can continue to occur as long as chlorine is available. The other trihalomethanes are formed by a reaction of bromine and iodine with the same certain compounds.

 


Q: Is chloroform always the most common trihalomethane in water?

A: Depending on the characteristics of the water, the other three trihalomethanes may be formed at a higher concentration than chloroform.

 

Q: Are trihalomethanes more prevalent in public water systems than in private settings?

A: Trihalomethanes are much more prevalent in public water supplies because most use chlorination as a disinfection technology. However, while trihalomethanes are more common in the public water systems, they are a threat to any water supply that uses chlorine—including private water wells.

 

Q: How dangerous are trihalomethanes?

A: High levels of trihalomethanes can be dangerous. In fact, in December 2000, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lowered the maximum allowable annual average level for large surface water public water systems from 100 parts per billion (ppb) to 80 ppb. The 80 ppb limit goes into effect for small surface water and all ground water systems in December 2003.

 

Q: What health problems can occur as a result of exposure to trihalomethanes? Are certain groups of people at a greater risk than others?

A: Some studies have suggested a small increase in the risk of bladder and colorectal cancers. Other investigations have found that chlorination by-products may be linked to heart, lung, kidney, liver, and central nervous system damage.

Of the different trihalomethanes, dibromochloromethane has been most closely associated with cancer, followed in order by bromoform, chloroform, and bromodichloromethane.
Pregnant women appear to be at the greatest risk, as some studies have linked trihalomethanes to reproductive problems, including miscarriage.

Q: Are solid chlorine forms just as likely to form trihalomethanes as the liquid form?

A: Yes. Either form of chlorine -- the liquid or hypochlorites (a salt) can form a free chlorine residual in water, and any free residual can react with compounds to form trihalomethanes.

 

Q: Are there treatment methods for trihalomethanes?

A: There are several methods that people can use in their homes to reduce the trihalomethanes. Water well owners should always discuss these methods with a professional water well contractor before deciding to use one. Among the methods are:
Filters
Aeration or boiling
Distillation
Activated carbon

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