Ozone and its technical applications

What is ozone?

In contrast to atmospheric oxygen, which consists of only two atoms, ozone is a molecule containing three oxygen atoms.

How is ozone formed?

Ozone is formed in nature when lightning discharges in the atmosphere. This phenomenon is simulated in the Kaufmann ozone modules. Ozone is generated from oxygen in the modules in a high-voltage field by means of a silent electrical charge. The oxygen molecule is split during a technical process using an artificially generated lightning flash (1) and is able to combine with a free oxygen molecule (2) as a free radical.



Atmospheric air consists of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, as well as carbon dioxide and noble gases.

KUT ozone generation plants

Due to its instability, ozone must be generated directly on site.
Only electrical energy and oxygen are needed to generate ozone. The excess ozone decomposes back into oxygen, which means that ozone production can justifiably be described as an environmentally friendly process and green chemistry.

Ozone generation plants from KUT work in a vacuum using ambient air. They are pressurised systems that use compressed air or oxygen from O2 generators or technical oxygen (LOX).

KUT offers ozone generation plants in different sizes and with different capacities – from 10 gO3/h - 12 kgO3/h. Due to their modular design, we can optimally adapt the plants to your performance requirements.

Technical advantages

The highest operational reliability is ensured thanks to individual protection of the high-voltage electrodes. The failure of one single electrode will not cause the ozone module to break down and the ozone system continues to run without interruption. The power is merely reduced by the capacity of the single electrode.

In our designs, the glass tubes do not come into contact with cooling water. Creepage currents caused by condensation on the glass tubes are thus excluded. The cooling water flow can be controlled by means of an economy circuit based on the temperature of the cooling water. This reduces the demand for cooling water and thus saves energy costs.

Increased operational reliability is achieved through the use of vacuum technology. In order to prevent ozone from escaping into the apparatus room in the event of a system defect, the generators are operated under vacuum.

With the Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 control unit, we offer you state-of-the-art technology with process visualisation and simple operation via touch screen.

Thanks to our system technology, the cooling water can be used for heat recovery.

The modular design enables compact multi-circuit systems to be realised in standard switch cabinets and allows the flexible installation of the switch cabinets for optimum use of space (in smaller rooms).

Depending on the type of system, uninterrupted operation during maintenance is possible.


Whatever your needs, don't hesitate to contact us!

Please contact us by phone or mail. +49 7762 7088-0 or info@kaufmann-umwelttechnik.de

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