Due to it’s unique chemical composition and highly reactive nature, ozone is able to quickly and efficiently disinfect and oxidize a wide variety of microorganisms, faster than any other commercially available oxidant. Ozone begins oxidizing everything immediately upon contact, powerfully breaking down bacteria and viruses.
As ozone decontaminates, it naturally decomposes back into oxygen, without leaving toxic residues, making it safe for the environment.
- Disinfect air in operating rooms, doctors’ offices, and healthcare facilities
- Deodorise clothing and fabrics from smoke or pet smells
- Kill bacteria on food and food packaging areas
- Remove mold spores and yeast from the air for food processing
- Kill insects in storage areas
Ozone, or trioxygen, is a fast-acting oxidising disinfectant made up of three oxygen atoms, O3. Ozone occurs naturally in the upper atmosphere, or stratosphere, when the sun’s light splits oxygen molecules, O2, into separate atoms. When these single atoms bond with other oxygen molecules, they form ozone, protecting us from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
Commercially, ozone can be used to disinfect, deodorise, and sanitise the air, sterilise equipment, and remediate mold. Ozone also kills microorganisms, such as bacteria, in drinking water, pools, and spas.
The Corona discharge method is the most common method used to generate ozone for commercial use, due to its low cost and high reliability. This method uses an electrical charge to split oxygen molecules into individual atoms. An air dryer or an oxygen concentrator will lower the amount of nitrogen in the air and reduce the risk of forming nitrogen oxides or nitric acid.
Ozone is less stable than oxygen. When ozone comes in contact with bacteria, an oxygen atom breaks away from the ozone molecule, oxidising and thereby neutralising the bacteria.
As ozone disinfects, it naturally decomposes into oxygen, O2, leaving no toxic residues.