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Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097

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9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

Ozone is a possible replacement for chlorine in municipal water purification. Unlike chlorine, virtually no ozone remains after treatment. This has good and bad consequences. Explain.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The explanation for the good and bad consequences of ozone if it is used as municipal water purification, as an alternative of chlorine, is to be stated.

Concept introduction: Ozone is a colorless gas that can be used as municipal water purification. It has high oxidizing power that is helpful in reduction of concentration of metals such as iron, sulfur and magnesium.

To determine: An explanation for the good and bad consequences of ozone if it is used as municipal water purification.

Explanation

Explanation

The main advantage of ozone is,

Ozone eliminates the odor and taste of water whereas excess chlorine may cause bad taste.

Good consequences of ozone,

  • The metals such as iron, sulfur and magnesium precipitates out due to oxidation of ozone.
  • It enhances the disinfection and reduces the disinfection byproducts.
  • It removes both organic and inorganic wastes.
  • Ozone eliminates the odor and taste of water whereas excess chlorine may cause bad taste.

One of the bad consequences of ozone is,

Chlorine does not leave any intoxicated byproducts whereas ozone leaves intoxicated byproducts. The long exposure of these byproducts may cause cancer...

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