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My Favorite Uses for the Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator Around the Shop January 30 2017, 0 Comments

At the shop, we at A2Z Ozone have access to many types of ozone generators, so naturally, we do not use the Aqua-6 for all our ozonation. Sometimes, we use it for cleaning vegetables. But, for drinking water and general cleaning, we use the Aqua Touch, which is connected directly to the faucet in the kitchenette. For most air applications, we use the A7K Air Ozone Generator. But, there are two instances where we used the Aqua-6 and found great success.

Fresh, Clean Smelling Bathroom!

Aqua-6 for BathroomThe first one I want to talk about is freshening a very small bathroom; one that has no fan and no window to provide fresh air. It is heavily used, and quite frankly--there is no nice way to put it--we had a problem with odor and stuffiness. Using disinfectant spray did not work. It did not effectively take care of odors—in fact, it adds a layer of odor instead of taking it away. And, the spray sticks to the walls, floors, and fixtures. So, we installed an Aqua-6 directly into the bathroom and hung it on the wall with the convenient wall hanger. It is out of the way, even in our small bathroom.

 

We installed this device last summer, and noticed a difference immediately. After a good cleaning, the odors were no longer an issue. The Aqua-6 effectively freshens the air in a small bathroom at the Function #6 (two minutes every hour) setting. We do not need a higher setting than that, we tried a lower setting until we got to the setting. Now, it is ideal for our small area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish Tank with Aqua-6

 

The Fish Tank

My favorite use around the shop for the Aqua-6 is maintaining the fresh water fish tank. Our tank is 55 gallons; not the largest in the world, but not the smallest, either. The Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator helps our fish stay healthy—no ich, no fin diseases. It also keeps the water from smelling fishy all the time. We see a difference in how clear the water stays. We still have some routine maintenance. We need to keep an eye on the pH levels, the temperature, and feed them properly. We need to keep an eye on what species of fish we keep, and study about these things because some will eat others. However, the maintenance is less involved, so it does not disturb to the environment we have painstakingly set up for the fish as much as it could.

Bristlenose Pleco

Drako Brownie, our Pleco

Here is what Sonya says about maintaining the fish tank:

When you have fish, you must make sure the pH balance is refreshed by adding a bit of water into the tank. I change 25% of the water every two to four weeks and maintain a pH balance of 7.0. We have two Bristlenose Plecos that help to keep the tank clean of algae. Our Aqua-6 helps reduce the algae, but it does not completely clean algae. Algae forms when the Aqua-6 is not producing the ozone, as the ozone is produced for a fraction of the time. So, when I clean it, as a first step, I scrape out the sides of the tank with an algae scraper specifically made for glass that we purchased at a pet store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 If you would like to try the Aqua-6 on your fish tank or in your bathroom, order one today!

Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator
Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator

I hope you have a pleasant week ahead!

 


Is Ozone Bad for You? October 04 2016, 0 Comments

Many people have the question, “Why would I want to use an Ozone Generator? Ozone is bad for you!” Ozone is considered by some to be in the "grey area" but if properly used can be a miracle. It's more of an organic way of doing something. It has the ability to clean and sanitize, only catch is you do not need all the harmful chemicals. In fact, if you wash your vegetables in ozonated water, it will oxidize the pesticides and chemicals on your vegetables, giving them a longer shelf life. It is one of the safest ways to sanitize children's toys without leaving a harmful chemical residue.

Ozone can be a good thing.

The ozone layer above us is a strong deterrent in collecting the ultraviolet radiation from the sun so that we do not absorb it. We relish in the news that the ozone layer is recovering. Was it something we were doing? Well, in part–because we were emitting chlorofluorocarbons from dry cleaning processes, refrigerants, and aerosol cans used back then in deodorant and hairspray. Back in 1987, humanity effectively banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons in an effort to repair the ozone layer, and documentation is showing that it has actually started to recover.

Now, what about ozone generators?

Ozone used from ozone generators can be a good thing, too, when the user employs caution. Similar to what the ozone layer does in the stratosphere, ozone changes chemicals and lifeforms such as mold and pathogens, actually eliminating them. It is this action, called oxidation, that kills the pathogens. When you use an ozone generator, you are not just covering up the odors. The extra atom in ozone (O3) destroys that which it bonds with while it reverts back into oxygen (O2). As long as you are out of the way, an ozone generator, such as a powerful A7K Air Ozone Generator (7,000 mg / hour), can effectively do this oxidization in a room! Halting mold and mildew--killing pathogens--taking care of allergy-causing spores in the air--while you, your pets, and plants are out of the room, of course! And, since it turns back into oxygen within 30 minutes, your room will be safe to enter after a short time. Picture the three atoms, like that demonstrated in A2Z Ozone’s logo!

A2Z Ozone Logo

When is ozone a bad thing?

Well, it can be a very bad thing. Ozone can injure your lungs. The main reason for this is because it displaces the oxygen in the air with the ozone molecule. Most do not know that oxygen in its pure form is hazardous also, the air we breathe in day to day only contains 21% oxygen.
It can hurt plants and animals. Which leads to the discussion of ozone as a pollutant in the air. In our modern cities, particles can get trapped in smog. Ozone is a big part of this smog. Just think, while it is trapped in the smog, it is oxidizing. So, just like ozone kills bad things, it can definitely hurt us. Take care when using ozone.

References:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/question493.htm

http://www.foodsafetymagazine.com/magazine-archive1/octobernovember-2002/recent-ozone-applications-in-food-processing-and-sanitation/

http://www.ozonelayer.noaa.gov/science/basics.htm

http://news.mit.edu/2016/signs-healing-antarctic-ozone-layer-0630


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!


 

We are back from the Gaslight Festival! September 20 2016, 0 Comments

We gave away our Aqua-6! Congratulations Rhonda! Your Aqua-6 is on its way!

Please read further to learn about our adventures at the Gaslight Festival.

A2Z Ozone Inc. at the Gaslight Festival

We are happy to be back to work this morning after a great time at the Gaslight Festival this past weekend. We met lots of good fellow vendors, customers, and passersby. We taste tested many great foods. It was a good time. We want to extend a big thank you to all who stopped to learn about ozone and sign up for our drawing for a free Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator!


Friday night, Sonya and Kevin met with customers who enjoyed our tablet / phone holders we gave out. Some signed up for the Aqua-6 giveaway. Some passersby simply said, “hello!”

Gaslight Slushie

Sonya enjoyed a Bone Slushie and some spiral potatoes. Kevin also ate some spiral potatoes, which he loved.

Kevin and Sonya at the Gaslight Festival

The next morning, Jenny and I arrived and barely got started when a storm blew in. There was no lightning, but plenty of rain and wind. There was a continuous cold breeze as well. But, after one and a half to two hours, it cleared and we met with the festival visitors. Jenny enjoyed telling the visitors about our product and our company.
For second shift, Drew came by. He encouraged Jenny to go try a funnel cake. She liked it, and brought some of it home for her brother. Drew went for a brief walk and purchased a funnel cake for himself. He could not eat it all, so I ate the half he could not finish. It was delicious! Then, Drew went out and bought a Pork Butt on a Stick from Smokin’ J’s, which he said was excellent. Our boss, Albert stopped by and said he would have to try some food at the festival and would be back at 7 pm to relieve Drew! I headed out about 5:30 pm after being there since opening.
All in all, it was a nice time. While we did not have any merchandise for sale at the festival, we truly enjoyed meeting people, people in our own community, who may become customers of ours in the future. We were there mainly to get our name out to the local community. We’ve been working in this community now since 2004, and many people commented on how they never knew about us before. We were thrilled to meet them, and we also loved getting the word out about ozone. We hope to get the people who signed up for our newsletter valuable information about ozone. There are so many uses; not enough time to really get into the benefits of ozone at the Gaslight Festival.

 

 

 

 

 


Water -Never Take it for Granted August 23 2016, 0 Comments

Lovely Home in Vancouver

Lovely Home on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Have you ever considered what life would be like without potable water? A2Z Ozone, Inc. may have a solution for you. Recently, we at A2Z Ozone, Inc. heard from James whose family lives in a lovely home on wooded land on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. But water was an issue. “Our initial concern was tea-colored well water,” James tells A2Z Ozone. Not only did the water from the well run tea-colored; upon analysis, James said it contained a high content of bacteria, tannins, and manganese with a PH level of 6.8.

 

Taking Action!

James took action to care for his family and his dog, cat, bird, and two horses by resolving to fix the water issues. First, he chlorinated the well and water piping in the house, then drained and flushed the hot water tank. He ordered an MP-3000 Ozone Generator from A2Z Ozone, Inc. In an effort to conserve water, James upgraded the three toilets in the home to dual flush 0.8/1.28 gallon per flush toilets. He also installed both a Maytag Energy Star Certified washing machine and dishwasher.

 

MP-3000 Ozone Generator

A2Z Ozone, Inc.'s MP-3000 At Work

The power of an ozone generator

The MP-3000 Ozone Generator is an excellent choice for the project James undertook. It gives up to 3 grams of ozone per hour. Considered a heavy-duty ozone generator, one of the MP-3000’s typical uses is for water sanitizing. It is known for removing bad tastes, chemicals, and the colors caused by the manganese in water. The results are phenomenal. As James put it, “…with the ozone treatment we now have sanitary, crystal clear water.” James is relieved to see pure water coming out of his faucets. He says this system provides water for washing vehicles and watering plants. He has even filled a swimming pool and a fish pond.

 

James Enjoying Time with His Horse

James Enjoying Time with His Horse

 

Technical specifications of the system

James kindly provided us with the technical specs: He connected the MP-3000 Ozone Generator to an ozone-resistant air injector (Waterite W988Z Micronizer) upstream of a 40 gallon degasser tank (the Duro 33155 FLS40D Flexpro Tank). Connected to the degasser tank are a multimedia filter (the Duro 4111 WGULTRAMF100) and an activated carbon filter with PH increase (the Duro 4913 CAN-15). Where does the excess ozone go? It is vented outside by an automatic vent valve provided by Honeywell Braukmann Q122A1001. Altogether, James spent approximately $2000 on the equipment for the project, not including the cost of a pressure tank and pump that were already in place.

 

Schematic Drawing of Entire System

Schematic Drawing of the Entire System

 

The Entire System

 

The Water Pump Control Box

Now, you can take action, too!

If you wish to install an MP-3000 Ozone Generator like this for your home and want some advice, call us at 502-499-4977 and talk with our technician. We are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time).


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
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 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!


What’s in Your Water? April 05 2016, 0 Comments

By: Hannah Black

water

   I would be lying if I said I didn’t drink tap water. If I am thirsty, I grab a glass and just fill it up from the tap at the sink. It is easy and convenient and when I was growing up, it’s what my parents did too. I don’t believe I ever saw my parents buy bottled water until I was well into my later teen years and almost out of high school. The older I got, the more aware I became of what was really in my tap water. As a kid, I didn’t have to think about that stuff because, let’s face it, when you’re young – you are convinced you are invincible and bad things (like drinking dirty water) doesn’t happen to you. Right? Wrong.

When I first started working at A2Z Ozone, one of the first things I learned about what our units can do is they can kill bacteria and germs that are found in tap water. They can either eliminate these impurities or they cause them to sink.

For example, according to HealthGuidence.org, there are many ways that chemicals and bacteria can get into tap water but one of the main ways is pollution. But that isn’t the only way chemicals get into the water. HealthGuidence.org says,

Other ways are when chemicals are added to the water by the public water systems. The most common of these chemicals is chlorine. Chlorine is the most common of the types of chemicals currently being used to treat public water supplies. (Wagner, Jamey, N.D.)

I don’t know about you…but when I hear the world chlorine, I think of swimming pools. I’m sure the water is circulated and cleaned because obviously, most people can’t taste the chlorine that is in the water. However, I just don’t like the idea of drinking chlorine at all, no matter how diluted.

Another way impurities get into tap water is through the pipes that carry the water into our homes. One of the biggest impurities is lead. If you aren’t sure what lead is, it is a “chemical element in the carbon group with symbol Pb and atomic number 82. It is a soft, malleable and heavy post-transition metal.” (Wikipedia).

Lead can cause a lot of issues if too much is ingested. It can be especially dangerous for pregnant women and children. Referring back to HealthGuidence.Org, “Lead poisoning has been proven to cause learning disorders and severe developmental delays.” (Wagner, Jamey, N.D.).

While not everyone is affected by these impurities, there are ways to reduce your risk of having any of these in your drinking water. That is where A2Z Ozone comes in to help!

One of our best selling items is our Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator.Aqua 6 Multipurpose Ozone Generator  This unit is great for usage in the home or in the office. It is light-weight, durable, and easy to use. It is equipped with tubing and a diffuser stone and that is what will you will use to deliver the ozone to the water and to clean it. When you drop the diffuser stone into the water and choose the setting you want (see chart below), the water will begin bubbling and you will notice a slight, pleasant odor. This is ozone. What is happening inside your glass of water is the process of ozonating. The ozone coming from the tubing and diffuser stone is grabbing onto the impurities inside your water and killing them. If there are heavier impurities in your water like lead, we recommend using one of our stronger units like our MP Series.   This unit will grab onto the heavy impurities and sink them to the bottom. With a separate filtration system and by skimming the water off the top, this would make for healthy and clean drinking water.  

In one example of how our MP Series has been used, I would like to refer to the Kingdom of Tonga. Kingdom of Tonga Several years ago, Kingdom of Tonga and the islands of Ha'apai were hit by a series of earthquakes that caused widespread pollution of their water supply.  In CRI Tonga in partnership with Omni Services Tonga started using A2Z Ozone MP - 8000 Ozone Generators in their cleanup and the results were quite encouraging. The water was cleaned up and restored to the World Health Organization guidelines. In the photo, you can see our unit being used in the efforts to help clean up the fresh water supply. If you would like to see the results of independent testing done by the workers in Ha'apai, the link will be included in our sources list.

If you want to get your water sparking clean but you aren’t sure what unit you would need, please give us a call. We will help you get on your way to cleaner water and healthier living. Ozone truly is natures very own disinfectant. It has the power to clean the one thing that we all need most…water. Without it, we would be nowhere.

Do you truly know what is in your water

Sources:

Water Photo: Image Wide

 

Health Guidance, What Chemicals Are in Tap Water? (Wagner, Jamey. N.d.)

http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/14913/1/What-Chemicals-Are-in-Tap-Water.html

Independent Testing Results from Ha’apai

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0347/6081/files/Ha_apai_test_results.pdf?1009

What Is Lead

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead

Additional Resources:

Freshly Squeezed Water, What’s In Your Water (n.d.)

http://freshlysqueezedwater.org.uk/waterarticle_watercontent.php

 

 


5 Reasons to switch from chorine to an SP series ozone generator February 29 2016, 0 Comments

Need some reasons to switch your pool or spa to ozonated water? We have a few.Pool floor

 

Experience clean, clear water in your pool or spa.

Ahh, the feeling of swimming in clean, ozonated water cannot compare to swimming in chlorine. It’s the closest thing to a pool of water in nature you can find. Nature! A natural solution to chlorine awaits you!

You reduce the use of chlorine or bromine in your pool or spa by 90% - 95%.

Now most people are trying to reduce their dependence on chemicals for daily consumption, whether it is in household cleaning or our yards. We want to keep chemicals off our bodies as well. Now you can reduce chemicals in your pool and spa by 90% - 95%.

Excessive chlorine is known to dry out your skin and hair.

Ozonated water keeps your skin feeling smooth and does not dry out your hair. In fact, many people use ozonated water in the bath to treat their hair and skin for this reason.

 

Be rid of itchy eyes.

We have all opened our eyes by accident in a chlorinated pool, only to feel a smart stinging sensation. This feeling can only be stopped by staying out of chlorinated water!

 

Rid your lounging area of the strong smell of chlorine.

Sitting around the pool is a fun pastime for many people. While drinking your favorite iced tea or homemade lemonade, do you really want to be smelling the chlorine coming out of the pool, or do you want to smell the freshness of ozonated water? Or, say, you are sitting in your spa drinking your favorite beverage. Really, do you want to smell the chlorine? Probably not, even though you may be used to it.

 

Our customers say it best:What an amazing difference this ozone generator has made in our spa. The water is always crystal clear and feels super clean. No odor, no scum, no problems. It was easy to install and comes on twice a day with pump. I highly recommend this product.” Submitted to our website by our customer, C. A.SP SERIES

 

A2Z Ozone has ozone generators to meet your needs. Please take a look at our reasonably priced ozone generators for the spa and pool today!

 


Fishy Facts about Ozone February 06 2016, 0 Comments

Of all the food we eat, fish is considered one of the most nutritious. Yet, it is delicate. It does not last long or travel far from the water source before it spoils. Can you imagine what a couple of more days of shelf life would do for the fish industry? That is exactly what ozone can do for fish.

 Increasing shelf life of fish

In a study done by the World Academy of Science, “Extension of Fish Shelf Life by Ozone Treatment,” scientists treated trout for two hours and were able to increase the shelf life from four to six days. The fish were kept at 41º F (or 5º C). In this process, while bacteria and viruses grew slower, the taste of the fish was not impaired. If you’ve been following ozone related topics, by now you probably already can guess that ozone is able to do this because it kills bacterial spores and viruses that cause decay and then reverts back to oxygen.

 

What are the benefits of using ozone for fish?

While more studies need to be done on the benefits of ozone for fish, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearly states in a report on methods to reduce/eliminate pathogens from produce that “…bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella Typhimurium, Y. enterocolitica, S. aureus, and L. monocytogenes are sensitive to treatment with 20 ppm ozone in water…” Also, fish storage is improved upon by use of ozone. The FDA says: “…In contrast to the use of ozone as an initial treatment to reduce microbial populations on produce surfaces, ozone gas has also been investigated for use during storage of various foods, including fish…” Did you know, there is a secondary effect—it removes the fishy odor!

 

How do you ozonate fish?

As of yet, no official guidelines are in place for ozonation of fish. However, A2Z Ozone, Inc. recommends in our Aqua-6 Operating Manual (Page 8) to treat meat (as well as fish) as you would vegetables—fill your large glass bowl or sink with water, place the diffuser stone 2 to 4 inches deep in the water and operate for 15 minutes (Function #4).

 

Is there a place for ozone in a fish hatchery or fish farm?

A fish hatchery breeds fish for the purpose of restocking lakes and streams that have been overfished. Fish farms raise fish for human consumption. One of the biggest problems that fish hatcheries and fish farms come across is keeping the hatchery clean. Methods that allow them to do this involve chlorine and other chemicals that cause nitrous oxides to be released. That’s where ozone steps in. Ozone is a chemical-free way to help fish hatcheries supply the oxidizing agents needed without affecting the oxygen supply of the fish. At a hatchery, there is a complex filtering system in place to screen out course solids but it does little for the smaller substances (colloidal) which can float alongside the fish. Nitrate levels that can hurt fish are not put into check as easily, though, and require chemicals to control. And organic compounds that cause the water to appear cloudy are often seen in a hatchery. Ozone can reduce fish disease and stress (according to experts at the Freshwater Institute, Shepherdstown, West Virginia). And don’t forget the germs! While both fish farms and hatcheries can get the benefits of ozonation of the water, they need to use caution because at high levels, ozone can be harmful.

 

Meet our fish!

I am pleased to introduce you to Charlie Brown, our gold twinbar platy; Snoopy, our glowlight tetra; Linus, our dwarf gourami; and Lucy, our bala shark; Schroeder, our julii cory; and Peppermint Patty, our rainbow shark. 

Ozonated Fish Tank at A2Z Ozone, Inc.

Photo of the fish tank at A2Z Ozone, Inc.

At A2Z Ozone, Inc., we have been experimenting with a 55-gallon fish tank on-site. We started off two months ago with bait fish and graduated to the Peanuts gang when we were confident we had the settings right for these freshwater fish. We use A2Z Ozone’s Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator set on timer function 9—operating for 15 minutes every hour, repeating the cycle every hour—to clean the tank. The members of the Peanuts gang were not in perfect health when we received them—some had fin clamp, were skinny and spotty. The ozone not only produces a clean environment for the fish, it has healed their ailments. I am happy to report that our fish are active, healthy and behave wonderfully. Maybe what we appreciate most is there is no fishy smell to the fish tank—that fish odor even the cleanest of fish tanks brings into a home or office setting. In the two months we’ve had the tank, there has been some need to clean algae growing in the tank, but in these past several weeks our algae problem has also diminished. Join in the fun! Set up your own experimental fish tank. Try the Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator today!

Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator

A2Z Ozone, Inc.'s Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator

 

 

References:

Increasing Fish Shelf Life

World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 62 2010. Extension of Fish Shelf Life by Ozone Treatment. Behrouz Mosayebi Dehkordi, Neda Zokaie. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.184.9701&rep=rep1&type=pdf

 

Sanitizing the Fish We Eat

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Safe Practices for Food Processes. Chapter V. Methods to reduce/Eliminate Pathogens from Produce and Fresh-Cut Produce. http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodScienceResearch/SafePracticesforFoodProcesses/ucm091363.htm

 

Ozonation and UV Disinfection. Steven Summerfelt & Brian Vinci. Freshwater Institute, Shepherdstown, West Virginia. https://ag.arizona.edu/azaqua/ista/ISTA7/RecircWorkshop/Workshop%20PP%20%20&%20Misc%20Papers%20Adobe%202006/9%20Ozone%20&%20UV/Ozonation%20UV%20Disinfection.pdf

 

Fish Hatcheries

NSW Department of Primary Industries Fishing and Aquaculture. Ozone in Recirculating Aquaculture.

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/aquaculture/publications/water-quality-management/ozone-in-recirculating-aquaculture-systems



 


Suggested Ozone Concentration In Swimming pools February 06 2016, 0 Comments

Swimming

So, have you been hearing about how nice ozone-generated water makes your skin and hair feel in the swimming pool? Do you want to try it yourself? Are you a do-it-yourself kind of person who just needs a little guidance but is capable of setting up your own pool system? Maybe A2Z Ozone can help point you in the right direction.

We have a whole series of pool ozone generators developed for different pool sizes in mind. You may have seen a pool size chart elsewhere or on our website. Here is what I am talking about:

Swimming Pool Based on 24-hour Ozone Generator Run-Time

Pool Size in Gallons and Liters

Ozone Output Generator Required

25,000 G / 95,000L

3,000 mg/h (3 g/h)

SP 3 Ozone Generator

50,000 G / 190,000L

5,000 mg/h (5 g/h)

SP 5 Ozone Generator

100,000 G / 380,000L

8,000 mg/h (8 g/h)

SP 8 Ozone Generator

200,000 G / 760,000L

16,000 mg/h (16 g/h)

SP 16 Ozone Generator

 

When you first look at this table, it does not tell how large the swimming pool is by looking at the gallons and the liters of water. But when you add some basic conversions for your measurements, it starts to make sense.

1 Meter = 3.28 Feet

Meters (L) x Meters (W) x Meters (D) = cubic meters x 1000 = total Liters

1 Cubic Meter/3.785 = 1 gallon

You can use these conversions to measure your own pool dimensions and pick which of our ozone generators will work for you.

So you can get an idea by looking at these dimensions what size pool our generators can handle. We can accommodate many pool sizes and shapes.

One thing to consider when choosing a generator is that if you will have a pool heater or if you have a rock pool, you will require 10-15% more ozone. The ozone generally is more concentrated in cooler water.

Happy swimming!