The quality of animal’s drinking water is of fundamental importance in livestock as it is a key transmitter of bacterial, viral and protozoan diseases. Poor water quality brings farmers to use excessive antibiotics resulting in poor animal well being, and an unhealthy product. Typically water leaves in all pipes a mass of biofilm which releases large amounts of bacteria and other harmful elements into the drinking system. Currently only toxic chemical solutions are available for the removal of biofilm (peroxide or chlorine), which does not produce satisfactory results and has a negative impact on animal health and well being.
Ozone is a well known disinfectant, used and accepted in the food industry. Ozone however is difficult to contain in water. Through the use of nanobubbles a larger quantity of ozone can be dissolved in the water for longer. Unlike chloride and peroxide, that breakdown into toxic chemicals, Ozone breaks down in oxygen. The combination of ozone and nanobubbles enable the complete removal of pathogens from the water and of the biofilm in the piping system without the use of chlorine. Clean drinking water results in drastically reducing antibiotics need and use.