Common Ozone Generator Terms July 11 2017, 0 Comments

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

July 11, 2017

 

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.