Team Waterhouse, Ozonepedia
Firstly, Ozone is the strongest natural disinfectant gifted by Mother Nature. It is exactly 3157 times stronger than Chlorine.
For tea fermentation, since increasing the oxygen at the time of fermentation is all the most essential, air is blown at a high rate through funnels at the bottom of the slowly moving table with tea leaves on it, as per backdated process, to forcibly oxidise the tea. It is understood that the prime purpose is to provide as much oxygen within the limited time.
Now, Ozone has a typical technical advantage in improving the fermentation of tea. Ozone is an allotrope of oxygen with no other toxic or foreign molecule attached to it. Its oxidising capacity is more than 5.5 times that of pure oxygen.
Normally, air is blown at CFM, containing only 19% humid oxygen. Therefore if air is mixed with Ozone, oxidation potential increases substantially.
And due to high disinfection property of Ozone, there's zero risk of contamination on the surface of tea leaves during production & packaging, when the machines are implemented accordingly.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT :
For ease of calculation, say the processing is for around 1000 Kg of tea per day. If the operator is increasing the selling price by only ₹2 per Kg after strengthening the liquor by ozone treatment, the operator is making ₹2000 extra, per day (₹60,000 per month) . Therefore, the cost of the ozone equipment is returned in only a few months of operation.
CLEAN IN PLACE (CIP) :
For disinfecting the equipments used in processing, hot water with chemicals is generally used, consuming a large amount of energy and chemicals. The use of ozone considerably lowers chemical costs and completely eliminate hot water costs on industrial sterilization.
View some documents & installations :-
Catalog : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XT4HWqY67ZwFb9-5vo5FGvCeV5MdM2m5/view?usp=share_link
Ozone fermentation of CTC tea : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HBmd6mpxRXvCfU9z0DExYbLXtDh4XHeh/view?usp=share_link
Super-Oxidation of Tea by Witherpro7 : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YskoLZL7v7JX6VwY9_l9dcwsqOeTqQBT/view?usp=share_link
Our "Detox" model in Tea Estate (At CTC machine to help fight the bacteria formation through the air cooling ducts to the cutting rollers) : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YskoLZL7v7JX6VwY9_l9dcwsqOeTqQBT/view?usp=share_link
For project implementations, we need the following information, as per your processing design implemented at your factory :-