Over the years, there have been many innovations discovered during Clean Water U sessions. September’s session at Camp Hopewell had one of the more memorable ones. It seems that one of the standard board students was frustrated trying to observe the “blue-green glow” at the ends of the ozonator lamp cartridges. Rather than staying frustrated, these students developed a prototype Ozonator Observation Hood.
Demonstrated in the photos below, the Ozonator Observation Hood allows students to observe the “blue-green glow” of the lamp cartridges under any conditions.
This innovation may not be as cool as the “Woehler/Advent Rinse Assembly” found in Appendix C of Volume 4 of the handbook, but it may help out as you train your Operating Partners on how the Ozonator works.
FCI will not be stocking the Ozonator Observation Hoods any time soon, so you are on your own as far as using this in your systems.
Let the clean water flow!
Contributed by Dave Parks and Ralph Young