Ozone is active oxygen (O3). It occurs naturally in the earth’s atmosphere to protect us from the sun’s harmful rays.
Ozone is commonly used in the purification of drinking water, wastewater, air, and pools and spas.
Since the late 1800s.
For more than 500 years.
The amount of ozone produced by an ozone generator is insignificant to the normal atmosphere we live in. Excess ozone quickly converts back to oxygen. Note: Do not breathe concentrated ozone.
No! Smog is air pollution created by combustion polluters. While smog contains small amounts of ozone, it is largely composed of harmful chemicals, such as carbon monoxide. In fact, smog and other pollutants may contribute to the damage of the ozone layer.
No. The amount of ozone to effectively treat homes, cars, etc. is small enough that any molecules breaking free into the air are insignificant.
Humans and pets should not breathe concentrated ozone.
Yes. Depending on the concentration, the odor ranges from slightly sweet to moderately antiseptic.
Yes. It is one of the most effective, complete bactericides of all earth’s measurable elements.
In the quantities needed for water purification, it has no noticeable odor, taste, or color. It is not irritating to humans or equipment. Ozone purifies water and air quickly and efficiently — 3,000 times faster than chlorine. Ozone leaves no byproducts except pure oxygen. In contrast, chlorine leaves a chemical byproduct called hydrochloric acid and additional salts in water applications.
Yes. Ozone kills virtually all known forms of viruses in water and the air.
Ozone can be produced in a number of ways; however, the most effective method is via “very ultraviolet light generation.”
A special lamp gives off a specific wavelength of ultraviolet light, which converts oxygen (O2) molecules into active oxygen, ozone (O3) molecules. This all occurs instantly inside the ozone chamber of the ozone generator. It’s also known as a photochemical process.
Yes. Ozone generators are one of the most effective, yet least costly, methods by far of killing mold and mildew.
Ozone kills odors from sources such as cigarette smoke, smoke damage from fire, paint fumes, cooking, cleaning, decaying matter, pets, urine, pesticides, and many more.
Ozone reacts with an impurity, the impurity is oxidized and ozone is consumed. Only oxygen is left. The impurity must be reintroduced for the odor, mold, bacteria, etc. to return.