Always produced on site
For those who use ozone there is, however, one special feature. Unlike hydrogen or argon, ozone is not a gas that can be purchased in a bottle or a tank. Because of its instability, it cannot be stored and always has to be produced directly at the site of its application. This is the job of ozone generators.
The Brazilian paper and cellulose manufacturer, "Votorantim Celulose e Papel" (VCP), uses ozone to bleach its cellulose. VCP increased its production capacity at the end of October 2002 and started up a new factory. For this purpose, the Brazilian company had ordered an ozone system from Wedeco, which was delivered in the late summer of 2002. Their requirements exceeded the capabilities of a standard ozone system: the generator had to produce 510 kilograms of ozone per hour – nearly 20 percent more than the biggest unit used by the cellulose industry up to now anywhere in the world.
A silent discharge
Glass tubes prevent short circuits