23. Ozone Pathway to Commercialization

  1. Howard Q. Zhang1,
  2. Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas2,
  3. V.M. Balasubramaniam3,4,
  4. C. Patrick Dunne5,
  5. Daniel F. Farkas6 and
  6. James T.C. Yuan7
  1. James T.C. Yuan

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958360.ch23

Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food

Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food

How to Cite

Yuan, J. T.C. (2010) Ozone Pathway to Commercialization, in Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food (eds H. Q. Zhang, G. V. Barbosa-Cánovas, V.M. Balasubramaniam, C. P. Dunne, D. F. Farkas and J. T.C. Yuan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958360.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 1

    USDA Western Regional Research Center, 800 Buchanan St., Albany, CA 94710, USA

  2. 2

    Center for Nonthermal Processing of Food, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6120, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Food Science and Technology, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Food Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University, 333 Parker Food Science and Technology Building, 2015 Fyffe Court, Columbus, OH 43210-1007, USA

  5. 5

    Science, Technology and Applied Research Directorate, U.S Army Natick Soldier R, D & E Center, 15 Kansas Street, Natick, MA 01760, USA

  6. 6

    Department of Food Science and Technology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-6602, USA

  7. 7

    Pepsico Beverages & Foods, 100 Stevens Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA

Author Information

  1. Pepsico Beverages & Foods, 100 Stevens Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 31 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813816685

Online ISBN: 9780470958360



  • ozone pathway to commercialization;
  • challenge of commercializing ozone - design of a complete system, integrated into existing operation environment;
  • ozone, and energy to split oxygen - forming an ozone molecule, electricity the source of energy;
  • popular types of ozone generators - built on ultraviolet (UV) or CD, factors considered for choosing a good ozone generator;
  • ozone contact/transfer - essential part, determining efficiency of ozone system;
  • material compatibility with ozone;
  • every integrated ozone system - needing a careful thought and expert engineering and design, accommodating specific application with optimum efficiency;
  • off-gas, removed under pressure - by use of a degassing separator;
  • ozone consumption, correlated with high concentrations of suspended matter;
  • key factor, reliable dissolved ozone monitoring - reproducibility and regulation of dissolved ozone, and optimal ozone concentration


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A System Concept

  • Power Supply

  • Feed Gas

  • Ozone Generator

  • Ozone Contact/Transfer

  • Ozone Safety: Off-gas Removal/ Destruction

  • Other Considerations

  • Secret to a Successful Commercialization

  • References