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WHAT IS OZONE?
Ozone, (O), sometimes called "activated oxygen",
contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we normally breathe.
Ozone is the second most powerful sterilant in the world and can be used to
destroy bacteria, viruses and odours. Interestingly ozone occurs quite readily
in nature, most often as a result of lightning strikes that occur during
thunderstorms. In fact the "fresh, clean, spring rain" smell that we
notice after a storm most often results from nature’s creation of ozone. However, we are probably most familiar with
ozone from reading about the "ozone layer" that circles the planet
above the earth’s atmosphere. Here ozone is created by the sun's ultra-violet
rays. This serves to protect us from the
HOW DOES THE OZONE WORK?
While ozone is very powerful, it has a very short
life-cycle. When contaminants such as odours, bacteria or viruses make contact
with ozone, they are destroyed completely by oxidation. In so doing, that extra
atom of oxygen is consumed and there is nothing left...no odour...no
bacteria...no extra atom, only oxygen.
Ozone reverts back to oxygen after it is used.
HOW IS THE OZONE PRODUCED?
There are basically two methods of producing
ozone...ultra-violet and corona discharge.
Corona discharge creates ozone by applying high voltage to a metallic
grid sandwiched between two dielectrics.
The high voltage jumps through the dielectric to a grounded screen and
in the process, creates ozone from oxygen present in the chamber. Ultra-violet (UV) light creates ozone when a
wavelength at 254 nm (nanometers) hits an oxygen atom. The molecule (O) splits into two atoms (O),
which combine with another oxygen molecule (O) to form ozone (O).
HOW LONG DOES THE OZONE LAST?
As soon as ozone is formed in the generator and dispersed in
a room, some of it reverts back into oxygen. This step occurs by several
processes including the following: Oxidation reaction with an organic material
such as odours or smoke. Reactions with bacteria etc., which again consumes
ozone by oxidation reactions. Additionally ozone itself has a half life which
means that "residual" ozone created (extra ozone) will return to
oxygen usually within 30 minutes, in amounts equal to half its level. What this
means is that after each subsequent 30 minute period there would be half as
much residual ozone left at the end of the period as was present at the
beginning of the period. This is similar to a geometric progression of
16;8;4;2;1. In practice the half life is usually less than 30 minutes due to
temperature, dust, and other contaminants in the air. Therefore, ozone, while very powerful,
doesn't last long. It does its job and
WILL THE ODOUR COME BACK?
No. If ozone is applied properly it destroys (oxidizes) the
source of the odour. However, in the case of mildew the odour will return if
you are unable to get rid of the moisture that is the source of the mildew.
OZONE AND TOBACCO SMOKE?
It eliminates the irritation caused by phenol gasses, by
oxidizing them. Phenol gasses are the invisible part of tobacco smoke that
causes such discomfort to one's eyes and create the offensive odours. Ozone
rids any environment of the effects of smoke completely, rather than merely
filtering out the visible particles.
INDOOR AIR POLLUTION…
Indoor air pollution is recognized as one of the major
health concerns facing the nation today. This condition has been created by the
search for more energy efficient buildings, work places.
Through the use of an Ozone generator we can dramatically
reduce the pollution contamination, creating a much safer atmosphere indoors.
Restaurants, lounges,Changing Rooms and many other public areas can be cleansed
of odours by destroying the source with ozone.
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