What is Ozone?
Ozone (O3) is the most active form of oxygen, consisting of three oxygen atoms. It is found naturally in the atmosphere and forms the ozone layer, which protects life on the planet.
Ozone is a gaseous substance with a blue tint that, at room temperature, is characterized by a pungent smell, often noticeable during thunderstorms, as well as in the vicinity of electrical equipment.
What are the properties of ozone?
Ozone is naturally highly oxidizing, so it is able to disinfect, purify and eliminate pathogenic microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and spores.
Ozone also eliminates bad and harmful odors by directly addressing the cause that created them. Unlike other disinfectants, ozone does not leave any residues as it is an unstable gas and quickly decomposes into oxygen under the influence of light, heat, electrostatic shocks, etc.
It is the most ecological and powerful agent available to man: disinfectant, bleach, purifier, and deodorant. It destroys germs, bacteria, and fungi faster than chlorine.
How is Ozone generated?
Ozonisation is any treatment that uses ozone. The main applications of this treatment are the disinfection and deodorization of ambient air and the treatment and purification of water. This achieves the elimination of all kinds of microorganisms and bad odors.
Due to the instability of the compound, ozone must be produced at the application site, using generators.
These devices take oxygen from the air into the cabin and pass it past electrodes that generate a discharge of electrical voltage.
The discharge will cause dissociation of the oxygen molecules and in turn causes the separated atoms to come together three by three and form a new molecule, ozone (O3).
Like any disinfectant, the ozone disinfection capability depends on the concentration and the contact time between the disinfectant and pathogens.
Ozone reacts very quickly to pathogens and works within seconds to eliminate all kinds of pathogens.
Ozone and safety
Ozone is a very powerful disinfectant. It must be treated professionally in order to be effective, and with knowledgeable so that there is no harm to human health or the environment.
Ozone is a biocide which is recognized by ECHA. If a company wishes to produce and market ozone, it needs to be authorized. Our manufacturer is authorized, being also a founding member of EUOTA. They are one of the owners of the dossier of active substances that EUOTA presented at ECHA.
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