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.
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.
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.