Telecommunications Industries, inc. (TII) of Copiague, New York, has asked engineers at the University of Notre Dame to assist in the development of a wastewater treatment system devised by TII.
The process uses sonics and ozone to purify drinking water and wastewater, Chairman of the board of TII, Alfred J. Roach, explained. The ozone is an extremely strong purifying agent that acts to destroy bacteria and break down organic pollutants in the water. However, the ozone does not attack solid masses or particles. Sound at varying high frequencies is used to break up the solid blocks of matter in the water, allowing the ozone to purify the remaining tiny particles of waste.