Primozone sells high performance ozone generators to project for removal of pharmaceutical residue

Press Release   •   Feb 27, 2013 11:50 GMT

Primozone has received an order to supply ozone generators for a full scale pilot project at the Herlev Hospital in Denmark. The aim of the project is to find a solution for removing for example pharmaceutical residue from hospital wastewater already at the source.

Hospital wastewater contains a complex mixture of environmentally harmful substances like pharmaceuticals, contagious pathogens, resistant bacteria and other chemicals. Today these substances end up in the receiving waters, as these are not fully removed at the municipal wastewater treatment plant.

The intention of the project is to be able to test a system that will clean the hospital wastewater at the source, ie at the hospital. This is believed to have both economic and environmental advantages.

Ozone oxidation is one of a few cleaning techniques that are powerful enough to remove pharmaceutical residue. The pilot project at the Herlev hospital is built on a combination of different technologies that in several steps will clean and treat the wastewater. Ozone produced by two Primozone GM6 ozone generators are here combined with activated carbon and specifically aimed at removing the pharmaceutical residue. Apart from the ozone generators Primozone is also supplying a SC system controller and off-gas measuring equipment, both used to control the ozone dosing.

The project is led by Grundfos and is financed by Herlev Hospital/the Capitol Region of Denmark, the Business Innovation Fund, the municipal WWTP Lynettefællesskabet and the Copenhagen and Herlev municipalities.

For a Swedish version of the press release please read attached document.

About Primozone

Primozone is the leading supplier of patented innovative ozone generators that generate far more ozone and use far less energy than the alternatives on the market. The products are highly efficient, energy efficient, reliable, easy to install and maintain, light and with a small footprint, quiet, and with a built-in flexible monitoring and control system, giving the customers more efficient and reliable water treatment, reduced operating costs and the lowest life cycle cost on the market by far.

The company’s product range consists of a series of ozone generator models, varying in size and capacity from 100 to 5000 g ozone per hour. Primozone offers complete systems for ozone treatment of water with ozone generators as well as ozone application know-how, system design, oxygen generators, compressors, mixing and tank systems, and control and monitoring systems.

Primozone’s customers are industries with wastewater treatment needs, municipal wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities as well as fish farms (aquaculture) using recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Primozone was founded in 2000 and has its head office, research and development, and in-house production in southern Sweden.