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August 22, 1903

OZONE AND WATER PURIFICATION.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(8):500. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490270032006
Abstract

It has long been known that ozone is a highly effective germicide, but the great cost of production and other difficulties have proved for many years a barrier to its use on any large scale. Within the last four years new and interesting experiments on the purification of water by impregnation with air containing a high per cent, of ozone have been conducted in various parts of Germany. These have been carried out with a form of apparatus designed by the famous manufacturing firm of Siemens and Halske. The experiments have been followed bacteriologically by Ohlmüller and Prall,1 by Schüder and Proskauer,2 and others. The results have shown that the germs of Asiatic cholera, of typhoid fever and of dysentery can be surely destroyed in the ozone generating appliances under ordinary practical conditions of operation. Small ozone plants have been installed in connection with the water-works at Paderborn

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