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We had a Wonderful time in Dubai October 03 2016, 0 Comments

We're back from Dubai!

We got to meet people from all over. A2Z Ozone was well accepted and we met a large variety of people from different cultures. The vendors, about 500, were from all over the world with an interesting showing of products, mostly supplies for pools and spas. A2Z Ozone was able to provide visitors with products that provide potable water, as well as air ozone generators and swimming pool generators. One customer was so impressed with the ability for ozone to clean drinking water: "..that's amazing! You mean it would clean the water so we could drink it?" We also shared our A7K Air Ozone Generator with visitors.

Dubai

And don't forget the scenery — the city is absolutely beautiful with attractions for every type of visitor. The city is particularly vibrant at night; we saw beautiful buildings lit up in fantastic colors, and wonderful fountains with incredible displays. Yes, The Leisure Show at Dubai World Trade Centre was a great experience for A2Z Ozone — especially because we met present and future customers face-to-face — a rare treat for a successful eCommerce business. Now, it's time to get back to work in Louisville, Kentucky!


 

Ozone Does What?! August 01 2016, 0 Comments

 

Written By: Hannah Black

 Happy Friday Everyone!

During our last blog, we touched a little bit on what exactly Ozone was and what benefits it can give you! This week, we wanted to elaborate a little more on what others are using Ozone for and how it can be beneficial for health and other purposes!

 

Fruits and Vegetables!

When I first started working at A2Z Ozone, I decided to research what others used their Ozone Generators for. I found that many people used it for cleaning/washing their fruits, vegetables, and meat! According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ozone can help with the shelf life of fruits when they are treated with Ozonated water. Here is what they found:

Treatment with ozonated water can extend the shelf life of apples, grapes, oranges, pears, raspberries, and strawberries by reducing microbial populations and by oxidation of ethylene to retard ripening (Beuchat 1998) (FDA, December 2014).

 

If you need to see it to believe it, here is what TheOzoneMan showed from washing his fruits and vegetables with Ozonated Water!

(TheOzoneMan, n.d.).

 8 days of freshness

Dental Hygiene!

Another great way Ozone can be used is for dental hygiene! According to Chris Kammer, DDS, dentists are turning to Ozone to help with the following:

Estimates are that many hundreds of dentists in the U.S. are now treating patients with ozone, utilizing it in a wide variety of areas including periodontal therapy, decay therapy with remineralization of early lesions, root canal treatment, tooth sensitivity, canker sores, cold sores, bone infections, and more. (Chris Kammer, DDS, n.d).

 

Many of our customers who are seeking to use Ozone for their dental hygiene needs are turning to our Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator. This unit is capable of ozonating water for purposes like:

Aqua 6 Multipurpose Ozone Generator
                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Rinsing
  • Brushing
  • Gargling
  • Cleaning/Sterilizing toothbrushes

 

 

 

(Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator)

Odor Removal

One of the most popular uses of Ozone is for the removal of bad odors. Ozone is considered an oxidizer. It attaches an oxygen atom to neutralize those pesky odors that linger. To help with the removal of odors, we have a unit called the A7K Air Ozone Generator that can do the job! The best thing about this unit is that it is portable and can be used in a variety of settings such as:

  • Hotels  
  • Home                                                             
  • Basement
  • Kitchen                                      (A7K Air Ozone Generator)
  • Doctor/Dental Offices
  • Vehicles                 
  • Offices
  •                      

 Ozone can remove a variety of smells such as mold/mildew, smoke, pet odors, kitchen smells, chemical smells, and so much more! Many of our customers could tell a difference after just one use from this unit!

 

While we have only scratched the surface of the benefits of Ozone, we encourage you to continue to research more and see how others are using it! If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email! I would love to connect with you and answer any and all questions or hear your thoughts!

media@a2zozone.com  - That’s me! (Hannah)

 

Make sure you check back next week! Two of our co-workers are checking out Sensory Deprivation Chambers and are going to let you know how the experience went! We can’t wait to share it with you guys!

Have a Great Weekend!  

 

 

 

References

U.S Food and Drug Administration: Chapter V. Methods to Reduce/Eliminate Pathogens from Produce and Fresh-Cut Produce; December 16th, 2014

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodScienceResearch/SafePracticesforFoodProcesses/ucm091363.htm

The Ozone Man: Ozone vs. Chlorine: Disinfection Effectiveness (n.d.) (Image)

http://www.theozoneman.ca/Research.php

Dental Economics: Dental ozone: The revolution is happening here! Chris Kammer, DDS (n.d.)

http://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-99/issue-2/features/dental-ozone-the-revolution-is-happening-here.html

A2Z Ozone Inc. – Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator & A7K Air Ozone Generator

http://www.a2zozone.com/collections/all-products/products/a7k-air-ozone-generator

http://www.a2zozone.com/collections/all-products/products/aqua6


What Is It?! June 08 2016, 0 Comments

I have to be honest, when I was first hired at A2Z Ozone, I had absolutely no idea what an ozone generator was. Like many, I thought that it had something to do with the Ozone Layer around the Earth! So, I decided to do some research. I wanted to be prepared for my first day at my new internship but I also wanted to know more about the products I would be working with! I learned very quickly that Ozone Generators can be used in so many different areas and everyone can benefit from them!

So, what exactly is an ozone generator? Basically, an ozone generator is a machine that produces Ozone gas. That gas can be used to disinfect the air and purify water. If you guys remember from our first blog, Ozone is another form of Oxygen (O3) where three atoms merge to form the oxygen molecule as opposed to two, found in regular Oxygen (O2). The generator itself is what we use to control how little or how much ozone we want to release. If you are using a unit like our Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator, you will not have a whole lot of Ozone output. Why? This unit is mainly used for basic needs around the home. It can be used for ozonating up to a gallon of water, washing fruits and veggies, and for dental hygiene purposes. These uses do not require a lot of ozone, and that is why many people choose to use this smaller unit in particular.

  Aqua 6 Multipurpose Ozone Generator  

                                          Aqua 6 – 600mg/hr output                                                                                                                                                  A7K Air ozone generator                 A7K – 7000mg or 3500mg/hr output                                                                                                               

 

                                            

However, if you are trying to Ozonate or disinfect a room that has been affected by mold and mildew or a room that bad odors, you will need to use a larger unit like our A7K. This unit puts out much more Ozone as compared to the Aqua 6. Therefore, it makes it much more ideal for using in larger rooms and homes.

Do you still have questions about what an Ozone Generator is? If so, leave us a comment on the blog! Or call us at 502-499-4977, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. We want to get you on your way to ozonating!


How not to spring clean April 13 2016, 0 Comments

How not to spring clean

image: www.freeimages.co.uk

With summer fast approaching, my sister Janet took last week off and cleaned her house from floor to ceiling. She scrubbed walls. She wiped down cupboards and cleaned garbage pails inside and out. Finally, she bleached the tiles and grout. I don’t fault her for spring cleaning. But she didn’t do it with ozonated water. And, she didn’t freshen/sanitize the air for pesky hidden pathogens.

 

MP 1000 Multi-Purpose Generator

It starts with our MP-1000

Janet could have started out by sanitizing the air with the MP-1000 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator. To set this up, she would simply remove all houseplants, people, and pets from the home. Then, she would cover valuables with a sheet or remove from the home. 

 

She could use several different methods to ozonate a room

She could put the unit in the middle of the room and turn the machine on; alternatively, she would have more control over the settings if she set the ozone generator outside of the door and placed the tubing under the door to ozonate. With this method, it is important to put down some plastic underneath the opening of the tubing to protect any carpeting/flooring from damage. Also note to block the airways under the door so that the ozone does not leak out of the room.

 

Or, get the whole house at once

Another method she could do to the whole house would be to place the ozone generator near the intake duct of her air conditioning unit. Then, put on the fan of her unit (not her air conditioning or heating) and allow the ozone to flow throughout her home. This method will rid her vents of any odors, as well. She can set the timer for up to four hours.

 

For Any Method, Leave the Home and Take Your Pets/Plants/Valuables With Her!

She would leave the home—ozone at this level is toxic to living beings. After the four hours of ozonating time, Janet would wait about three or four hours to return, allowing the ozone to return back to regular oxygen. She could repeat this process if necessary. When completed, her home would have been be truly sanitized. The fresh, clean smell would have made it apparent!

 

Times to leave MP 1000 in room to sanitize air*:

Room Size

Degree of Contamination

Amount of Time to Ozonate

100 Sq. Ft.

High

Low

2 Hours

1 Hour

200 Sq Ft.

High

Low

3 hours

2 hours

300 Sq Ft.

High

Low

4 hours

3 hours

400 Sq Ft.

High

Low

4 hours and repeat

4 hours

*Note, these times will vary for different unit types. These estimated times are for the MP-1000 only. With any room size, the ozonating can take longer if the room is highly contaminated. With this case, a repeat on 4 hours is ideal. Allow the ozone generator to sit for 30 minutes before running again. For a more effective cleaning of mold and mildew, a stronger machine is needed.

 

As you can see from the above chart, the degree of contamination also determines how long she would need to ozonate a room. Note, for high contamination, such as a room damaged by smoke from a fire, it takes a more powerful unit, like the MP 8000 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator. Alternatively, the A7K Air Ozone Generator would work if she only wanted to ozonate the air in her room. It will not hurt to ozonate a smaller room at a longer time. Janet would have decided to be on the safe side and ozonated for four hours. When she came four hours later, she would have been impressed with the way the home smelled.  

MP 8000 MULTIPURPOSE OZONE GENERATORA7K Air Ozone Generator

Washing floor to ceiling with ozonated water

While ozonating air is important, it does not remove solid waste on surfaces. So, the very next day, Janet could have begun her cleaning spree. After having sanitized the air in the home, Janet could have used the MP 1000 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator to ozonate some water and use it for cleaning. Everything she cleaned this week would have been sanitized even better than using those leading brands of cleaners that contain harsh chemicals and leave a film behind—by just using plain, ozonated water!

 

Begin with ozonating water for washing

She would have begun her day by getting a clean, large bowl of water. Then, Janet could have taken the MP 1000 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator and connected one side of the tubing to the unit, and the other side of the tubing to a diffuser stone. After getting the unit ready, she could have placed the stone into the water about four inches deep. It would have been important for her to keep the unit above the bowl so that water does not leak back into the ozone generator. After turning on the unit, a gallon bowl of water set at 100 would take about 20 minutes to ozonate. While waiting, she could have had breakfast, started some laundry and drank her morning coffee. When finished, she would simply transfer the bowl of water into a gallon bucket for cleaning.

 

Wipe down surfaces

Then, she could have wiped down surfaces as if she were using a disinfectant she bought at the store; she could have washed her walls and floors, wiped down cupboards, and cleaned garbage pails with ozonated water. This would have disinfected surfaces in her home and left everything sparkling clean.

 

The benefits of Spring Cleaning with Ozone

If everything in Janet’s home had been truly disinfected, she would experience fewer bouts of allergy symptoms. Her pets would, too. Odors from smoke, stale kitchen grease and burnt spice would have been zapped. And those glorious pet smells -- she loves her pets but not the odors--they would be gone, too.

 

You can clean with the MP 1000 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator also!

Every good spring cleaning deserves a breath of ozone-generated clean. Buy your MP 1000 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator today!