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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
is ozone formed?
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.
is extremely effective in water purification for Bio-Culture,
aquaponics, health & longevity of the aqua and marine
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.
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.
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.
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
use of Ozone has been shown to translate into higher productivity
and profits for poultry and hog farmers.
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
the water used in hydroponics with ozone eliminates hydrogen
sulphide (H2S) and pathogens resulting in higher crop yields.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
A: Depending on the characteristics of the water, the other three
trihalomethanes may be formed at a higher concentration than chloroform.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
Aeration or boiling