When the oxygen
(O2) that is all around us rises to the upper atmosphere, and is exposed
to the sun's ultraviolet rays, that oxygen
is naturally turned into ozone (O3).
That is the "ozone
layer" that protects us from the sun's harmful
is heavier than air it naturally falls back to earth. This is the
that naturally purifies our air and water. Without ozone
nature could not purify our Earth.
Because it is
made up entirely of oxygen ozone
is sometimes called "activated oxygen".
the second most powerful sterlilant in the world and its function is to
destroy bacteria, viruses and odors.
occurs commonly in nature as a result of lightning strikes during thunderstorms.
The "fresh, clean,
spring rain " smell that we notice after a storm results from natures creation
is also created by water falls.
If natural ozone
ceased to exist, life on this planet would also cease to exist.
is nature's way of purifying the air we breathe.
is O3, three
atoms of oxygen linked together, rather than the two atoms of oxygen, O2,
we normally breath. Ozone
is NOT smog.
While some people
mistakenly refer to ozone
as smog, smog is actually a combination of hydrocarbons, those being CO²
CO, and SO² that react with UV rays from the sun to form nitric oxides
What is commonly
in referring to the ground level air quality are really a mixture of these
various toxic hydrocarbons, not ozone.
are most commonly created by the exaust that comes from automobiles.
benefits are widely accepted throughout the world.
has been largely ignored in the United States.
Many attack ozone
because it is a threat to the many air filtration products being sold today.
In the future
will replace many ineffective forms of air purification, including ionization,
once the public becomes educated to the real benefits of ozone.
DOES OZONE WORK?
kills bacteria by rupturing the cell wall of the offending organism. This
action kills the bacteria leaving only harmless waste.
While ozone is
very powerful, it has a very short life cycle. When it is faced with
odors the extra atom of oxygen destroys them completely by oxidation.
In so doing, that
extra atom of oxygen is destroyed and there is nothing left...no odor....no
extra atom, only oxygen.
In addition to
the effectiveness of
we also know that it is safe when used properly.
Note that no
one has ever claimed an illness resulting from ozone
form of oxygen is a naturally occurring compound in the earth's atmosphere.
The life cycle of ozone is:
generation, oxidation, return to oxygen.
of ozone are
formed by the sun and by lightning. Ozone
cannot be stored or transported because of its unstable tendency to break
down quickly, so ozone
must be generated on site.
is highly reactive, it readily oxidizes (breaks down) organic matter.
When the ozone
encounters another compound, one oxygen atom will break away, attach itself
to the compound, and oxidize it. Ozone
actually breaks down odor-causing compounds, thereby eliminating the odor
and changing the ozone
back to oxygen (O2).
acts 3000 times faster than chlorine as a bactericide, and it is the strongest
oxidant commercially available for air & water treatment.
One of the best
features of ozone
is its ability to control odors by attacking the offending organisms.
Far stronger than
simple ions, which cannot
possibly kill substantial amounts of bacteria,
has the ability to kill any bacteria or virus known to man.
is a proven fact that ozone KILLS mold.
Here for scientific proof.
One of the most
powerful and effective eliminators of smoke and a myriad of other odors
to destroy tobacco smoke and its inherent impurities plus odors from pets,
cooking, mold, mildew and other household sources.
these hazards provides a much healthier atmosphere and a more comfortable
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, beauty shops and many other
public areas can be cleansed of odors by destroying the source with ozone.
IS THE RIGHT LEVEL OF OZONE?
The right level
is when all the generated ozone
is being used up accomplishing its job. Initially the machine's output
is set high to get rid of the problem odor as quickly as possible.
As this is being
accomplished less ozone
is required for the diminishing odor etc., thereby leaving some residual
in the air. If the machine output is not turned down after awhile
then more residual ozone
will be in the air.
If there is a
heavy smell of ozone,
then there is more ozone
present than is required to do the job. Simply turn the output level control
down, or the unit off.
It is not necessary that you even smell
the sweet smell of ozone (compared to fresh country air following a thunderstorm)
for it to be effective. Even roses are an objectionable odor to some people,
when in excess.
LONG DOES THE OZONE LAST?
As soon as ozone
is formed in the generator and dispersed in a room some of it decays back
into oxygen. This step occurs by several processes including the
following: Natural decay (or revision to oxygen) due to ozone
The natural process
is speeded up by the presence of walls, carpets, furniture etc. Oxidation
reaction with odor causing organic material, which removes ozone. Reactions
with bacteria again consumes
by oxidation reactions.
itself has a very short half life which means that any extra ozone
will return to oxygen within about 30 minutes, in amounts equal to half
DOES OZONE HANDLE TOBACCO SMOKE?
the irritation caused by phenol gasses, by oxidizing them.
are the invisible part of tobacco smoke that cause such offensive odors,
and discomfort to one's eyes and nasal passages.
rids offensive odors in the environment rather than merely filtering out
some of the visible particles like other "air cleaners".
THE ODOR COME BACK?
No. Ozone helps
destroy the source of the odor.
is safe when used properly. Don't be fooled by other manufacturers
claims that ionizers
are better. Ionizers
have NO ability to kill bacteria or mold spores.
generators do not put out a high level of nitrogen
oxide, as many other brands of ozone machines
do. This is because of our patented Xetin ozone element found in every
one of our machines.
generators also put out O4, O5, O6, O7, as a natural process of the ozone
The plain and
simple truth is there are no more effective air cleaning units
UV LIGHT KILL MOLD?
This is a quote from General Electric
concerning their germicidal UV lamps.
"No. Once mold has already formed, ultraviolet
energy will not eliminate it."
This quote can be read on the web page;
GE germicidal lamps kill mold?
The Food and Drug
Administration has just amended its food additive regulations to permit
ozone use as an anti microbial agent. The amendment, published in the Federal
Register on June, 28 2001 allows for ozone use in gaseous and aqueous uses,
and for safe and effective anti microbial treatment of meat, poultry, and
other food products.
Tests have shown
that common household bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungus are greatly reduced
by the addition of as little as 50 ppb of ozone in typical household environments.
not limited to; E-Coli, Salmonella Choleraesuis, Staphylococcus Aureua,
Candida Albicans, and Aspergillus Niger have been shown to have dramatic
reductions in population in independent laboratory tests.
is a proven fact that ozone KILLS mold.
Here for scientific proof.
The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, in conjunction with the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1991,
confirmed that ozone was effective in ridding water of hazardous pathogens,
including chlorine resistant Cryptosporidium.” Agricultural Outlook,