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Turning Tap Water into Fresh and Healthy Spring Water! June 17 2016, 0 Comments

Ozonated Spring Water

Not many of us enjoy the taste and smell of tap water, so we spend a lot of money on bottled water each year.  Since I started working for this company, I am drinking ozonized water from our Aqua Touch 500 MG/H Touch Screen Water Faucet Ozone Generator which is designed to plumb into your kitchen nozzle or sink to instantly mix ozone into your tap water.  At 500 mg ozone per hour, it effectively removes bacteria, excess minerals including iron, manganese, and lead, as well as radon and sulfur gases.  The first time you fill up your glass of water you will be smelling ozone, but it will dissipate within a couple of minutes.  Even if you fill up a sports bottle or mug, you won’t smell ozone anymore when drinking it after a while.  Ozone usually adds more oxygen into our body. I feel more energized, but when I drink bottled spring water I feel a slight difference.

Ozonated Lemon Juice

Ozonizing Fruit Juice

Our Aqua 6 product can be used to ozonate water and fruit juice as well which puts out 600 mg of ozone per hour.  We spoke with a customer who ozonated lemon juice and he noticed some smoke coming out of the glass.  We tried this experiment on our own and noticed no smoke.  We filled up one glass of lemon juice and another one with half a lemon along with the skin.  You need to make sure that the diffuser stone is not placed more than 4 inches deep, and a 6-10 oz. glass of water needs only 2 minutes to be ozonized.  After usage, you should rinse the diffuser stone with warm water and wipe it off with a dry cloth (Only if you ozonated fruit juice). The diffuser stones will get spots on them within a couple of months and you will need to replace them.  Usually, they need to be replaced every 6 months to one year depending on usage.  You can drink your water or juice immediately after it is ozonated when using both of these products.  Keep in mind that no plastic container of any kind can be used to ozonate the water and juice with the Aqua 6.  Only glass containers are acceptable. For the Aqua Touch, you may use plastic containers.  For more information on these products, you may access our online catalog or you can give us a call at (502)499-4977.


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