Recycling Irrigation Water with Ozone Purification
Ozone Water Sterilization For Greenhouses
Why implement Greenhouse Water Ozone Recycling Systems? Every living thing has a perfect zone or environment where it can thrive. Creating optimal growing conditions and clean purified water for irrigating is a core component of being a successful grower. When all conditions are perfect, any plant will produce the best yields possible.
Fine tuning the balance between freshwater and proper plant nutrition (fertilizers) can mean the difference between an average crop and top quality produce. With our Fertigation Manager Technology and Ozone Water Recycling Systems to can automate your irrigation process and be rest assured that you are not injecting any pathogens or bacteria to your crops.
Increasing crop yields is at the forefront of every grower’s mind and greenhouse owner. The keys to higher production lie in creating the perfect ecological climate for your greenhouse water, including Ph and E.C. to feed your plants with. This can be achieved by greenhouse automation that imploys meters and sensors to measure your irrigation water every step of the way. Usually, systems like this are set up in a closed loop where you are collecting the wastewater and recycling it right on site.
All living organisms require proper nutrition. Irrigation systems are ideal for creating feed formulas for nutrition that are truly beneficial to plant growth. All of this can be set up on a schedule via our greenhouse automation software for fertigation. The appropriate nutrients in exact quantities can be sent through the fertigation machine encouraging uniform growth, and maximum plant health. This is known as fertigation.
Fertilizers can be dispensed through the fertigation manager with great accuracy. Feed formulas can be adjusted during specific growth cycles or to correct any deficiencies in the plants. This is vital to all crops and used for fruits, vegetables, ornamental flowers, and the new medical marijuana industries.
But what about recycling that wastewater?
Ozone Pro™ Water Sterilization For Greenhouses
One crop loss could cost 10x more than the amount to install and operate a disinfection system. Water disinfection ensures that plant pathogens are not being transmitted along with the irrigation water. Collecting and recycling your irrigation water will save you money on both fertilizer and utility costs. This is why we have created the Ozone Pro Water Sterilization System.
Benefits of Installing an Ozone Recycling System:
There are a number of advantages to using automated fertigation with an Ozone Recycling System for your greenhouse…
- Increased absorption: Plants fed with a fertilized irrigation system are better able to absorb the water, oxygen, and nutrients that they are being fed right at the root zone of the plant.
- Reduced feeding: Nutrients can be added to the water in micro-doses and the recycled water needs fewer chemicals to stay in balance. This, in turn, reduces the number of fertilizers needed and watering required. Placing fewer additives into the system reduces the overhead cost of fertilizer spend.
- Reduced waste: Ozone Purification reduces the amount of fresh irrigation water needed to irrigate the crop. There is very little runs off, evaporation, or wastewater being dumped. The closed-loop system eliminates a lot of water costs.
- Reduced risk of disease: Waterborne diseases and bacterial problems are extremely common. The content of the water is subject to whatever is existing in the line, where pathogens can thrive. Many organisms that can inhibit proper plant growth and can be very difficult to sterilize or neutralize by UV. Automated Ozone Water Sterilization eliminates 99.999% of all bacteria and pathogens in the irrigation line and the possibility of contamination altogether.
What A Plants Need From the Environment
We know that plants need water to grow, but, like all living organisms, they also need something to eat.
Depending on the nature of the crop, other trace elements besides the usual fertilizers may be necessary to develop flowers, fruits, or other desired traits within the plant.
Lighting requirements vary from plant to plant and can change depending on which growth cycle the plant is in. Proper lighting, especially for an indoor growing operation is extremely important.
Greenhouse Water Ozone Recycling Systems
Indoor grow operations and greenhouses rely on water purification systems to provide uncontaminated growing water that both feeds and flushes the system.
Greenhouse Canada explains that ozone gas, O3, is an oxidant that kills a broad spectrum of mold, viruses, bacteria, fungi, and pathogens.
Ozone gas is produced by stripping oxygen from air in the atmosphere and feeding it through a plasma ozone reactor or ozone generator where a photo-, chemical-, or electrolytic-conversion takes place.
Ozone consists of three oxygen atoms, one of which is loosely bonded so it readily attaches to and oxidizes any substance it contacts. Ozone water sterilization removes up to 99.999% of contaminants.
The ozone gas reverts to pure oxygen within half an hour, lending itself to root systems, as well as killing harmful organisms and neutralizing chemical pesticides.
In an ozone treated closed-loop irrigation system, the ozone process not only purifies the water and feeds the plants, but inhibits mineral deposits from forming in the pipes. This process is vital for maintaining recycled greenhouse irrigation water in continuous operation. Greenhouse Water Treatment with Ozone Pro is designed to provide the perfect solution.
Benefits Of An Automated Growing System
In the world of commercial greenhouses, there is little room for error. Something as simple as leaving a door open at the wrong time can wreak havoc on your entire growing process.
Automating your grow system assures you that each plant is receiving the perfect amount of food, water, and light to make it produce the maximum possible yield.
Most systems can be remotely monitored from a home or from an office computer, or even from your phone, reducing the need for constant physical attention to the farm.
Want an even more in-depth look at our Greenhouse Water Ozone Recycling Systems? Get in touch with one of our Greenhouse Engineers and we can schedule a demo for you. If you would like a quote on any of our automation systems, you can also send in a request from our contact page for better greenhouse management.