IRRIGATION SYSTEM OPTIMISER (ISO)

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Ozonetek’s ISO offers innovative farmers a more sustainable method
to optimise their irrigation systems.

The build-up of bio-film, organic material and metals have several negative impacts on your irrigation system. The blockage of drippers negatively impacts the optimal delivery of water and nutrients to the plant. This on its own influences the yield and health of the plant. Dirty and, or partially blocked irrigation systems put the pump performance under extreme stress to maintain the required volume delivery. This leads to the unnecessary wastage of electricity.

Activated oxygen in the irrigation water, oxidates all deposits in the pipes. This ensures that the systems are cleaned and cleared out and prevents further and future build-up of bio-film and metals. Cleaner filters and filtration systems reduce backwashing cycles and this, in turn, leads to optimal use of the pump station. The result of this cleaning action is clean, health, oxygen-rich water and all the advantages associated with this.

THE ISO ADVANTAGES

DISSOLVES & REMOVES BIOFILM

Keep irrigations systems clean & free from blockages

ADDS DISSOLVED OXYGEN

Encouraging aerobic respiration at root level

ENHANCED ROOT GROWTH

Assists in creating healthier, stronger plants

REDUCES PLANT DISEASE

Deters nematodes, fungus and root rot

INCREASES SOIL AERATION

Increases water penetration and decreases run-off

ENHANCED NUTRIENT AVAILABILITY

Save costs as plants can better utilise fertiliser

--------------- No negative residual | No effect on pH | No increase in salts ---------------

Why Biofilm should be eliminated from your system

  • Demands oxygen reducing level of dissolved oxygen supply to plant
  • Biofilm is alive and host to a number bacteria and viruses which are the source of a variety of plant diseases.
  • Biofilms can attach to fruits and vegetables and ultimately transfer to humans making eradication more critical for greenhouses and packing operations.
  • Ineffective, partial biofilm treatments may worsen the problem as an “injured” biofilm will re-establish faster than the original biofilm.

- THE OZONETEK ISO PROCESS -

Irrigation water is taken out of the main feed line and processed, introducing dissolved oxygen in the water via venturi injection. It is introduced back into the main line were it is taken to the end product.

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Dissolved oxygen in irrigation water is vital to plant health. When properly delivered to the root zone, high dissolved oxygen levels can drastically increase a plant’s ability to utilize nutrients, defend itself from pathogens, and increase crop yields.

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Biofilm exists in any plumbing system. In all cases, biofilm fouls plumbing, pumps and filters. In greenhouses biofilm not only causes trouble with mechanical systems, it harbours  pathogens dangerous to our crops.

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