What is ozone
WHAT IS OZONE
Ozone is the most powerful disinfectant available to man and reduces bacterial, viral and parasitic contamination by up to 99%. Ozone is a naturally occurring inert gas that is found in the earth’s atmosphere. Ozone is made up of 3 atoms of Oxygen (O3) as opposed to the Oxygen that we breathe which is made up of 2 atoms (O2). Ozone the strongest natural disinfectant available on the market and works more than 3,000 times faster than Chlorine.
Ozone has a pale blue colour in its natural state but is colourless at room temperature. Ozone has the same smell as you would experience after a thunder storm.
HOW DOES OZONE WORK
The Ozone gas molecule, O3, is generally very unstable and it rapidly breaks down into oxygen (02). Due to the fact that Ozone (O3) has an extra Oxygen atom, one oxygen atom is released during this process. This additional oxygen atom attaches itself to bacteria, germs and similar molecules, effectively oxidizing the new host molecule.
Ozone sterilizes by means of Oxidation. As the Ozone releases its extra oxygen atom, which then attaches itself to a host molecule, it breaks the host molecule down and neutralises it.
IS OZONE SAFE
Ozone technology has been used since 1886 as a water and food disinfectant. Ozone poses no threat to the user or the environment within it’s safe levels of use. Ozone also leaves no residue behind so you can use items that have sterilized immediately after decontamination.