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A2Z Ozone Harnesses One of Nature's Most Extraordinary Marvels with New Products August 18 2017, 0 Comments

 

Innovative ozone generator specialists add the Air-7000 and the Air-3500 to their line of products.

Louisville, Kentucky – August 18, 2017

A2Z Ozone, Inc., a leader in ozone generator technology, announced today it would add two new products to their line of ozone generators, the Air-3500 and the Air-7000. The company, which prides itself on responding to customer feedback and industry standards, believes the new additions will allow for more applications in residential and commercial settings.

With oxidizing power 3,000 times more effective than bleach, ozone is the second most powerful oxidant in existence, only behind deadly fluorine gas. These units eliminates all smells, odors, viruses and mold from the air using no harsh chemicals, leaving a fresh and sanitized area behind after every use.

Both the Air-7000 and Air-3500 ozone generators are designed specifically for air treatment and applications. The Air-7000 unit produces 7000mg/hr for effective, fast remediation of mold, mildew and strong odors.  The Air-7000 has a zero to four-hour timer for ease of use and is best suited for rooms 3000 square feet or smaller.

The Air-3500 unit produces 3500mg/hr for air and treatment applications. The Air-3500 is also a heavy-duty deodorizer designed to oxidize smells, odors, viruses, and mold in the air. This unit also includes a zero to four-hour timer and is best for slightly smaller spaces, typically 1000 square feet or smaller.

These products are ideal for:

  • Room treatment in hotels or homes
  • Mold/mildew removal
  • Eliminate skunk odor
  • Office air treatment
  • Home air treatment
  • Nursing home air treatment
  • Remove unpleasant odors in basements
  • Remove food odors such as onion, spices, burned oil from kitchens
  • Kill bacteria and pollen in the air
  • Doctor and dental office applications
  • Neutralize pet odors
  • Smoke/cigarette odor remover

For any application, just place the unit in a room and turn it on for 30 minutes up to 4 hours. Ozone concentration will reach 2 ppm in 1 hour in a room size of 100 square feet.

To learn more about A2Z Ozone products, call the office at 502.499.4977 or email, info@a2zozone.com, or visit the website at www.a2zozone.com.

More information on the Air Series can be found here

 

About A2Z Ozone, Inc.

Since 2002, Albert Noroozi, has been committed to discovering new ways to build and design ozone generators. With an innovative spirit, he started designing ozone generators in 2002. By 2004, success became evident; as sales increased, Albert incorporated A2Z Ozone and moved to the 1844 Cargo Court location in Louisville, Kentucky at Bluegrass Industrial Park.

A2Z Ozone is a small business. Every employee at A2Z Ozone, from our interns up to the manager, is empowered to make decisions based on expertise. Each day, Albert’s door is open to employees to answer questions and share ideas. Each week, A2Z Ozone hosts a meeting involving every employee in the company. We each present questions and answers, bring problems to light, and form strategies to implement through the days ahead.

 


How Ozone Contributes to National Water Quality Month August 16 2017, 0 Comments

 

Here at A2Z Ozone, we love holidays. This August, we are celebrating National Water Quality Month. Ozone treatment is a process commonly used to treat the water we drink everyday. This includes both bottled water and wastewater.

There are many advantages to consider when drinking water that has been treated with ozone. The use of ozone does not add chemicals to the water and is still a stronger disinfectant than chlorine. The oxidizing properties also eliminate unwanted tastes or odors that could be caused by a variety of reasons. Water & Wastes Digest reported ozone is used in more than 2,000 installations worldwide to treat drinking water.

 What does water quality mean?

There are many measures the EPA uses to determine water quality. The EPA first released the Water Quality Standards Handbook in 1983 and has done revisions over the years to keep the standards at the highest level of quality. Last updated in 2012, the handbook lists these as important criteria to meet quality water standards. The criteria used, according to Michigan State University, is as follows:

  • "Aquatic life criteria -- These values are based on how much of a certain chemical can be present in a water body before it may harm plant or animal life. The aquatic life criteria have been designed to protect both freshwater and saltwater organism’s exposure in both the short and long term."

  • "Human health criteria -- Pollutants can harm human health if people eat seafood or drink from contaminated water. Based on EPA research, values for this criteria outline how much of a specific pollutant can be in surface water before it may harm human health."

  • "Microbial/Recreational criteria -- Because bacteria or other pathogens can make surface water unsafe for human use, this criteria was developed to provide safe values for recreational activities, such as swimming."

  • "Biological criteria -- This criteria is being developed to provide indications about water quality based on what kinds and how many organisms are present in the water."

  • "Sediment and bedded sediment criteria guidance -- A variety of organisms, including worms and plants, live in the sediment at the bottom of rivers and lakes. These organisms can ingest pollutants found in the sediment or water column. Then the pollutant works its way up the food chain to threaten larger animals and humans. Since the food chain can be a conduit to pollution, the EPA has developed guidelines for the development of criteria on suspended and bedded sediment."

There are also state-specific water standards. Find out how the Clean Water Act impacts your state here.

Sources:

https://www.wwdmag.com/disinfection/overview-ozone-water-wastewater-treatment

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/august_is_national_water_quality_month_part_one

https://www.epa.gov/dwregdev/how-epa-regulates-drinking-water-contaminants#standards

http://www.water-research.net/index.php/ozonation

https://burst.shopify.com/photos/water-in-hand 


Ozonating Waste Water July 18 2017, 0 Comments

Ozone in Waste Water Treatment – A2Z Ozone Inc.

It is extremely important to treat waste water effectively to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases to the environment. Recently, Ozone is growing in popularity as a method for waste water treatment due to its oxidizing properties. With advancements in ozone generator technology, many water treatment plants are starting to shift towards a more organic way to disinfect waste water.  These generators convert oxygen into ozone by using either corona discharge or ultraviolet radiation. This produces a very reactive gas that can eliminate bacteria, mold, and other pollutants found in water.

The Process

Corona discharge is the most common method of producing ozone with generators. The ozone generators use oxygen or air as a fuel source to produce ozone gas. By exposing air/oxygen to a controlled, high-voltage discharge at a set frequency, high concentrations of ozone are produced. This air is then used by water treatment plants to treat wastewater. After ozone gas is generated, it is pumped into chambers containing wastewater to be disinfected. The ozone gas then oxidizes the wastewater, eliminating any pollutants or harmful microorganisms in the water.

Advantages

  • The ozonation process is faster than other chemical methods (10 to 30 minutes)
  • Ozone is more effective than chlorine in eliminating viruses and bacteria
  • Ozonation does not leave harmful residual chemicals since it decomposes rapidly
  • There is no regrowth of microorganisms in the wastewater stream after ozonation
  • Fewer safety problems associated with shipping and handling since ozone is generated onsite

Common Ozone Generator Terms July 11 2017, 0 Comments

Basic Terms and Definitions to Understand for Ozone Use – by A2Z Ozone

 

If you are just now researching ozone, you have probably come across terms you do not understand. And, I will be the first to admit, some of the words used to describe ozone probably are not real words. For instance, is ozonating a word? I cannot find it in the dictionary. However, we at A2Z Ozone use this term almost daily. Also, terms used to describe ozone vary depending on the purpose behind its use.  So, for various applications, we want to include a list of basic terms and definitions.

  • Ozonate (and ozonating) – the treatment or combination of a substance/compound with the use of ozone
  • Ozonated water – water that has been disinfected through the process of ozonation
  • Corona Discharge – a electrical discharge brought on by the ionization of a fluid (air & water) surrounding a conductor that is electrically charged
  • Shelf Life – the length of time for which an item remains usable, fit for consumption, or saleable
  • Diffuser Stone – device used to evenly distribute ozone into water, air, and oil
  • Check Valve – a device that allows fluid (liquid or gas) to flow through it in only one direction; shows the direction of ozone flow from the nozzle to water
  • Venturi Injector – a device that is used to inject a small amount of one fluid into the flow of another fluid
  • Silica Air Dryer – device that is attached to ozone generators to remove water and condensation; helps relieve issues in ozone generators such as humidity, mildew, and corrosion
  • Ozone Destructor – device used for industrial ozone generators with high output to keep ozone out of the air after use
  • ppm (Parts Per Million) – term commonly used to describe the concentration of a solution in water or soil; one ppm is equivalent to 1 milligram of something per liter of water (mg/l) or kilogram soil (mg/kg)
  • ppb (Parts Per Billion) – term commonly used to measure the concentration of a contaminant in soils and sediments; the number of units of mass of a contaminant per 1000 million units of total mass 
  • Application (as pertains to ozone) – How ozone can be used to benefit everyday life
  • Ozonator – a portable, multi-purpose ozone generator that is used to ozonate water to clean vegetables, bathe, drink, and perform house chores
  • Ozone Generator – a device used to produce ozone to kill pathogens through oxidization
  • Ozone half-life – the time taken for ozone to fall to half its original value
  • Ozonolysis – an organic reaction where the unsaturated bonds of azo compounds are split with ozone
  • Residual chemicals – leftover chemicals after the ozonation process.
  • ORP (Oxidation-Reduction Potential) – a measure of the cleanliness of water and its ability to break down contaminants; range of -2000 to +2000
  • O3 - Colorless and water-soluble gas having a chlorine-like odor, formed in the upper atmosphere by the action of solar radiation on oxygen; another form of Oxygen where three atoms merge to form the Oxygen molecule as opposed to two
  • Ozone Solubility – the property of an Ozone solute to dissolve in a solid, liquid, or gaseous solvent; Ozone gas is 13 times more soluble in water than Oxygen gas

 


How to Ozonate Your Chicken and Other Meats July 06 2017, 0 Comments

Ozonating Meat, and Poultry – A2Z Ozone, Inc.

When cooking meat and poultry, it is extremely important to disinfect the produce completely in order to eliminate common foodborne bacteria. Products, especially in the meat industry, are vulnerable to numerous diseases that can manifest in processing areas due to poor sanitation. Common foodborne diseases such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Trichinosis are extremely harmful to consumers if untreated. So how do you effectively disinfect meat and poultry before use? Let’s take a look at how you can use your ozone generator for disinfection!

 

 

How to Ozonate Meat and Poultry

The process of disinfecting meat and poultry with ozone is a simple process that you can do at home! All you need is your Aqua 6 generator, the meat/poultry you are disinfecting, water, and a gallon tub. 

  1. Plug in your Aqua 6 generator
  2. Fill tub up with water
  3. Place tube and diffuser stone into filled tub
  4. Put Aqua 6 on setting 15 and let run for 30 minutes
  5. Place meat/poultry into tub after Aqua 6 finishes run time
  6. Let meat/poultry soak for 30 minutes
  7. Take meat/poultry out for use

 

 

Advantages

Soaking meat and poultry in ozonated water kills salmonella, E. coli and other harmful microbes. The preservation time of the produce is also increased by 2 to 5 times! Compared to other chemical sanitation methods, ozone stands out in that it will leave no chemical residue. Although ozone is a powerful disinfectant that is able to kill bacteria and viruses, the only residual chemical of ozone is oxygen. As a result, ozone sanitation is more effective and organic than chemical processing.


The History of Ozone July 05 2017, 0 Comments

The History of Ozone – A2Z Ozone, Inc.

Ozone is one of the most basic elements of nature that is also known to be an oxidizing force. With the creation of Ozone generators, this natural element can be used as a natural purifier to benefit our everyday lives. You can now use Ozone to perform simple tasks such as cleaning water and vegetables, getting rid of foul odor, and killing pathogens. With all the development in the Ozone phenomenon, you might just stop and wonder how everything started. Let’s take a look at the history of Ozone.

 

                                     

The chemical known as Ozone gas was officially discovered in 1840 by Christian Schonebein, a German professor of physics and chemistry at the University of Basel. While conducting experiments, Schonebein noticed a unique smell that was emitted from his electrifier. He later called this gas ‘Ozone,’ which is derived from “Ozein,” the Greek word for scent. Following Schonbein’s discovery, scientists began to conduct studies on the disinfecting abilities of Ozone. 

The first ozone generator was built by German scientist and inventor Ernst Werner von Siemens. Although the first generator was relatively simple and inefficient, von Siemen’s introduction of Ozone purification prompted a wave of pilot projects that researched the disinfecting mechanisms of Ozone. Researchers in Europe continued studying Ozone’s properties, and by the early 1900s, the first large-scale application of Ozone took place in France. In 1906, the French city of Nice started using Ozone to purify drinking water for the entire city.

While many countries began to use Ozone to clean their water supplies throughout the 20th century, the discovery of chlorine halted the increase in Ozone usage throughout the world. Although chlorine appeared to be a suitable alternative to Ozone, the discovery of potential side effects (the production of harmful byproducts called trihalomethanes) prompted people to shift to Ozone disinfection. Additionally, it was discovered that ozone oxidized micropollutants in surface waters faster than chlorine.

With tens of thousands of illnesses caused by indoor pollution each year, it is necessary for us to have clean air and water in our lives. Ozone has gained tremendous popularity as a natural purifier because it has the unique flexibility to solve a wide array of everyday problems. Whether it is home air treatment or commercial/large-scale usage, Ozone is truly the most effective way to purify air and water.

 

 


 

 

References:

http://www.austinozone.com/education/history-of-ozone/

https://ozofresh.co.uk/15-history-of-ozone.html

http://www.biozone.com/ozone_history_timeline.html

http://www.ozonepurewater.com/a-history-of-ozone-purification/

http://www.lenntech.com/library/ozone/history/ozone-history.htm

 


Best Way to Grow and Protect Your Agriculture June 29 2017, 0 Comments

Ozone in Agriculture – A2Z Ozone, Inc.

Ozonating water can provide users with many benefits. Whether it’s drinking ozonated water to boost oxygen levels in the bloodstream or washing vegetables with ozonated water to extend shelf life, ozone has numerous applications in our everyday lives. However, did you know that ozone can also be used in agriculture to boost the yield of crops? Let’s take a look at the benefits of using ozone in agriculture!

Protection

When crops are infected by disease, the results can be very detrimental to farmers. Irrigation using ozonated water helps protect crops against these contagious diseases by eliminating any harmful microorganisms on the plants. Ozonated water destroys bacteria, viruses, and fungi, which are difficult to fight using other alternative methods.

 

Better Growth

Since ozonated water has a higher concentration of oxygen than regular water, irrigating with ozone can promote better growth. The ozonated water that is used is free of viruses, bacteria, and any other microorganisms. By using ozonated water, crops can thrive in the best conditions possible, obtaining faster growth and better yield!

Environmental Friendly

Although pesticides and chemical agents can be used to disinfect crops, the residual chemicals left by these methods can be harmful to consumers of the produce. When using ozonated water to irrigate crops, the only byproduct is oxygen! After ozone disinfects and destroys microorganisms on the crops, it decomposes back to oxygen, leaving no harmful material behind.


How Does Ozone Work? June 27 2017, 0 Comments

How Does Ozone Work? – A2Z Ozone, Inc.

What is it?

Simply speaking, ozone is just another form of the oxygen that we breathe every day. However, instead of two atoms, ozone possesses an unstable third oxygen atom. This extra atom can oxidize any organic material, making ozone one of the most powerful oxidants in the world. Because of its oxidizing power, ozone is frequently used to eliminate contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, and odors.

Ozone (trioxygen, O3) molecule, chemical structure..

 

How is it Produced?

Ozone can be produced both naturally and scientifically. In nature, ozone is created when ultraviolet rays from the sun split oxygen (O2) molecules into two unstable atoms: O2 and O1. The loose O1 atoms that is being oxidized then bonds with other oxygen (O2) molecules to form ozone (O3). Another natural way ozone is formed is through the high energy contained within electrical discharges. Have you ever noticed the clean, sweet smell after a thunderstorm? That refreshing smell is the result of ozone that is produced by the electrical discharges from lightning.  In additional to its natural occurrences, ozone can also be reproduced scientifically in controlled quantities through corona discharge. By applying high voltage to a metallic grid sandwiched between two dielectrics, ozone generators can produce safe amounts of ozone that can be used to eliminate contaminants.

 

 

How Does It Work?

As mentioned, ozone contains a highly unstable third oxygen atom. When ozone gas is introduced to an environment with any organic contaminants, it gives off its third oxygen atom to oxidize them. This atom attaches to the contaminants and eliminates everything in the air, leaving only oxygen molecules. This is the major reason why ozone is preferred as an oxidant to other chemicals, because it does not leave any type of residual chemical. The only byproduct of ozone oxidation is clean, fresh air!



References:

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

http://www.ozoneapplications.com/products/Residential/q&a_ozone.htm

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


How Does Ozonating Food Extend Shelf Life? June 22 2017, 0 Comments

With the recent focus on healthy eating and living, there has been an increase in consumer demand for fresh produce. The shelf-life of fresh fruits and vegetables, however, is relatively short and is limited by the loss of textural, visual, and nutritional quality. Although chemicals such as chlorine may seem to preserve the quality of fresh produce, the side effects of these treatments ultimately cause more harm than good. So what is the safest and most effective way to keep your fruits and vegetables fresh? Let’s look at how the use of ozone can extend shelf life.

How it Works

Ozone (O3) is a form of oxygen that has an additional oxygen atom. The oxidizing power of ozone is derived from this third atom which is extremely unstable. With an oxidizing power that is 3,000 times more effective than bleach, ozone is the strongest natural oxidant for sanitation and disinfection. When ozone is introduced to contaminants such as mold and bacteria, it gives off its unstable oxygen atom which combines with organic and inorganic molecules to eliminate them through a process called oxidation.

Benefits

Since ozone oxidation is a natural process, it is both safe and reliable. Studies show that ozone can effectively eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and viruses found on food products, therefore, extending shelf life significantly. In addition to its strong disinfecting mechanisms, the use of ozone is also environmentally friendly and cost-effective.


Myths About Ozone Generators June 20 2017, 0 Comments

Myths About Ozone Generators by A2Z Ozone, Inc.

What you first need to understand is that ozone is a chemical compound, O3, that has the power to oxidize just about everything, except large particles. Let’s take a look at what some of our customers believe about ozone generators.

Any air ozone generator will kill mold and mildew, and remove smoke damage out of a room or home.

This statement just isn’t true. The ozone generator must produce 7,000 mg per hour of ozone for it to work on these tough complaints. A lighter weight machine will freshen your air temporarily.

One treatment with an air ozone generator will keep mold and mildew away.

Sometimes, more than one treatment is needed, depending on the infestation.

We recommend treating a room gradually, until you reach the needed amount of time. Below is a chart that can help you see what I mean.

 

It is safe to be in the room with a 3,000-mg ozone generator.

I warn users to place a machine this strong out of the living areas, away from pets, plants, and people. Exposure to too much ozone can cause permanent damage to your lungs.

Ozone is safe for all the materials in my pool.

You must ensure that all your equipment is ozone resistant. Please see this explanation:

 

Ozone Resistance Levels - Ozone Compatibility



A Nice Visit from a Lovely Customer April 21 2017, 1 Comment

Les and Albert at A2Z Ozone
 Les and Albert at A2Z Ozone, Inc.

 

Last month we had a wonderful visit with our customer, Les, from Australia. He flew over to investigate the ozone generator that Albert, our CEO and chief engineer, made for especially for him. Les and Albert have been talking about creating the prototype since at least Summer of 2016, and it has all come together for them with this visit. Not only did they enjoy a nice day together, these two talked about ozone extensively. Les also received one of our Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generators and a faucet aerator for his use. Now, Les has the project of connecting all the dots by testing his new machines in Australian and surrounding marketplaces.

Les’s contact details:

Australian Dental Supplies Pty Ltd.
www.australiandentalsupplies.com.au

Uses:  Ozone equipment for sterilizing and disinfecting work surfaces in the Dental Environment.
 
What about Your Current Needs?

Do you have an ozone project in mind and need help getting started? Albert loves projects where he can use his expertise to develop units that specifically meet customers’ needs. He has served many customers in this manner. Often, industrial laboratories simply want Albert’s expert opinions on how to use the ozone, how to measure the ozone, and what product or device will suit their projects best. Albert has traveled far and wide to customers’ facilities. If you have a project with ozone, Albert can help. He not only will assist you with your needs, he will keep your business to himself. He truly enjoys meeting with our customers. Please call 502-499-4977 for more information.


Aqua 6 Water Application Run times March 10 2017, 0 Comments

Aqua-6 Water Application Run times

Here are some ways you can use your Aqua 6 in different  water Application settings


How Ozone Can Improve Your Breakfast March 03 2017, 0 Comments

Small white coffee cup filled with raspberries

 How Ozone Can Improve Your Breakfast - A2Z Ozone, Inc.

Do you wake up on some mornings thinking about what to eat for breakfast? You need something healthy or maybe you are someone who regularly loves fresh fruit or vegetables in the morning. Some daily issues we are faced with is cost and shelf life of our fresh produce. Some produce stays fresh longer than a cup of raspberries, and some of us that enjoy these with cereal or pancakes frequently, find that it can’t stay fresh a long time. Buying in bulk is not a good option in some cases.

Maybe you heard of ozone treatment or currently use an ozone generator to wash your produce. It is not only extending shelf life up to three weeks on some produce depending on conditions and storage, but it removes bacteria, viruses, E. coli, and your fruits and vegetables taste fresh. “Research and commercial applications have indicated that ozone can replace chlorine with more benefits. In 1997, ozone was self-affirmed as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) as a disinfectant for foods by an independent panel of experts sponsored by EPRI. This self-affirmation was timely for the produce industry in light of the President’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Initiative. The produce industry is successfully using ozone all over the world.” (Ozone Safe Food Technologies, Inc.)  In 2000, FDA and USDA approval was granted.

To treat your produce with ozone, fill your sink with water and place the Aqua-6 diffuser stone 2 to 4 inches deep in sink. Place the fruit and/or vegetables to be treated in the water and operate the Aqua-6 for 15 minutes by selecting Function #4 (Average sized sinks should be half-full). Follow the same procedure above to wash your raw food and meat. For utensils, rinse off food debris and treat in clean water with ozone for 15 minutes. Our Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator is our best seller and practical to use for many other applications like ozonating drinking water, dental hygiene, odor removal, and making natural liquid oil. It can be used with fish tank, spas, hot tubs, and wading pools up to 500 gallons.