14 Insane (But True) Things About Ozone

Ozone is a natural gas that has been occurring since the beginning of time. Check out these interesting facts about one of nature's most extraordinary marvels.

  1. Ozone was used during the First World War to treat gangrene and trench foot.
  2. Gaseous ozone is blue in color.
  3. Ozone kills 99% of bacteria.
  4. The odor of ozone was reported as early as 1785.
  5. Ozone is 1.5 times as dense as oxygen.
  6. Nikola Tesla patented the first ozone generator in 1896.
  7. Ozone freezes at -420 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  8. Ozone is 3,000 times more effective than bleach.
  9. The Olympics have used ozone to sanitize pools since 1984.
  10. Ozone is roughly 150% more powerful than chlorine.
  11. The first plant using ozone for water disinfection opened in 1906.
  12. Oxygen is the only byproduct of ozone.
  13. Ozone is responsible for the fresh smell after a lightning storm.
  14. In the lower atmosphere (closer to Earth) the water we drink, air we breathe and the food we eat are naturally purified and sanitized by ozone.
Sources:
  • https://www.encyclopedia.com/science-and-technology/chemistry/compounds-and-elements/ozone
  • https://www.britannica.com/science/ozone

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