Introduction - Hydrozonix has an exclusive license to use the Ozonix Technology for onshore oil and natural gas applications. Ozonix is a patented advanced oxidation process that uses ozone, hydrodynamic cavitation, acoustic cavitation, and electro-chemistry to provide microbial control and scale inhibition.
Power Generation - The Hydrozonix EF80 is an 80 barrel per minute chemical-free process powered by a generator.
Hydrodynamic Cavitation - Water enters the EF80 through two pipes traveling through static mixers that homogenize the water and initiate hydrodynamic cavitation. Extremely high temperatures and pressures from bubble collapse cause thermochemical decomposition and produce highly reactive hydroxyl radicals.
Pumps - After passing through a mesh screen, water is moved by eight pumps, each capable of moving 10 barrels per minute. These pumps are controlled automatically, scaling-up depending on water volume requirements.
Ozone Injection - Ozone is then injected into the fluid. Ozone is a highly reactive oxidant that kills bacteria and oxidizes heavy metals.
Ozone Mass Transfer - The highly ozonated water then enters flash reactors that accelerate ozone blending just before the water enters the Ozonix reactor.
Ozonix Reactor Process - Ozonated water enters radially into the Ozonix reactor at multiple points. Ultrasonic transducers create cavitation, again generating thermochemical decomposition and hydroxyl radicals. The passage of electricity through the water is the primary driver in precipitating hardness salts in the fluid. Ultrasound breaks apart the precipitated salts into nano-sized suspended particles that will not cause scale. The electrical field also reacts with oxygen in the water to create more hydroxyl radicals which assist in further oxidation of bacteria.
Final Treatment - The water leaves the reactor traveling through another large section of static mixers and electrodes to further augment treatment. The water, now free of bacteria and scaling tendencies, is pumped out of the system, ready for use.