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Hydroponics and Ozone

Ozone for hydroponics water system

A good water treatment system in hydroponics is essential for the success of the project. Ozone efficiency in water treatment provides the perfect feature for a successful hydroponics set up.

Want to learn how it can be done? Read it below!

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a water based, nutrient rich solution, without using soil. This hydroponics set up allows the plant’s roots to come in direct contact with the mineral nutrient solutions, while having access to oxygen, which is important for its growth.

The success of a hydroponics system depends on the quality of the water being used to grow the plants. These absorb essential mineral nutrients as inorganic ions that are present in water.

Hydroponic’s gardeners have experienced problems with plant odor, mold, mildew, and even bacteria, virus and fungi that prevent the natural growth of plants.

How does Ozone work in Hydroponics?

Ozone, when properly used, is the most effective and safe method of odor elimination as well as to control bacteria, virus, fungus, algae, and organic matter in water, that can be harmful to the crops.

Ozone’s natural properties make it an effective agent in the hydroponics environment without leaving harmful residues behind. Also, controlled ozone in the grow space, can kill insects and mites. In the end of the process, ozone eliminates all bacteria that comes in contact with.

Furthermore, because ozone is formed by three oxygen molecules, it helps to oxygenate root zones, an essential element for healthy plant growth.

Ozone is a valued tool for disinfecting and enhancing hydroponic water quality. Help to create a healthy nutrient rich solution, free of fungal and bacteria, for crop hydroponics natural growth. Ozonated water can be recycled continuously without the chemical build-up associated with other sanitizers, while it does not cause environmental hazard.

Benefits

  • Disinfects water before it is used in a hydroponic system (water treatment);

  • Sanitizes a hydroponic nutrient solution;

  • Controls pathogens and algae;

  • Eliminates microbes, algae and pathogens including powdery mildew, Fusarium and Pythium;

  • Destroys bacteria, virus and fungi;

  • Eliminates soil-borne diseases and pests;

  • Increases oxygen levels in the plants;

  • Increases crop yields;

  • Saves on chemical fertilizers;

  • Deodorizes the air in a greenhouse.

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