What is OZONE?
Ozone is a three-atom form of oxygen, a naturally occurring compound in the earth’s atmosphere. It is nature’s agent for cleaning and treating both air and water. Ozone is the clean fresh smell in the air following a thunderstorm, the bright blue sky and brilliant colors of nature are due to ozone, created by lightning and the sun’s energy.
What are the benefits of Ozone?"
Ozone kills bacteria 3,000 times faster than chlorine without the inherent danger of producing hazardous by-products like trihalomethanes. It kills bacteria and virus on contact. It also destroys algae, fungus, mold, and yeast spores in air, removing all kinds of odors. In water application, it oxidizes oils and precipitate heavy metals. Ozone removes excess iron, aluminum and manganese, naturally without chemicals. It can reduce algae, slime and scale buildup on piping and equipment like air conditioners, heaters, boilers, and cooling towers without the use of expensive chemicals. It also reduces stains on clothing and eliminates the organic matter that could cloud water or air and cause a foul smell.
Is Ozone safe?
Ozone has been the preferred treatment in Europe since 1893 for drinking water. There are now over 2,500 cities worldwide relying on ozone for their drinking water treatment and about 30,000 swimming pools use ozone for their pool treatment. For air applications, Ozone is used in the treatment of cancer and AIDS. Ozone is also now being introduced in disinfecting instruments, minimization of air-borne particles for laboratories and water stations. Ozone generators used to be sold for huge, commercial and industrial use only. Now there are smaller ozone generators that the general public can enjoy the same results. Ozone has a long safety record that spans over 100 years of commercial operations. Unlike other oxidants, there are no ozone-related reported deaths. Properly designed and operated ozone systems will provide a safe and reliable source of ozone.
How does Ozone work?
Ozone cannot be stored or transported because it reverts to oxygen quickly, so ozone has to be generated or produced on site. Being a gas, it is highly reactive and readily oxidizes organic matter. When ozone encounters another compound, one oxygen atom will break away, attach itself to the compound and oxidizes it. Ozone actually breaks down odor-causing compound, thereby eliminating the odor and changing the ozone back to oxygen.
What is Cell Lysing?
Unlike other disinfectants, ozone kills bacteria within a few seconds by a process known as CELL LYSING. Ozone ruptures the cell membrane, dispenses the cell’s cytoplasm and makes reactivation impossible. One of the best features of ozone is its ability to control diseases and odors by destroying the offending organisms. By eliminating microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi and algae, ozone keeps the environment safe and pleasant.