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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


What is Ozone Compatible With? November 15 2016, 0 Comments

What is Ozone Compatible With?- by A2Z Ozone, Inc.

Ozone is known for being an oxidizing force. We kill pathogens, get rid of foul odors, and clean our water with the powerful effects of ozone. But, did you ever think about what ozone is doing to the materials it comes in contact with? Oftentimes, it is oxidizing your piping right along with the pathogens and chemicals. These concerns are present in nearly every application for which we use ozone. For instance, cleaning well water with ozone requires that water reservoirs, venturi injectors, any type of filtering systems, tubes and pipes located past the point where the ozone is injected need to be of the highest ozone-resistant material possible. When you first contemplate this fact, choosing these materials may seem like a daunting task. However, most of these materials are easily obtainable. And, when considering the results of using poor material choices, it is well worth the investment to think ahead.

Ozone Resistance Levels

 

 The above chart can help you can help you make your decisions about which materials to use.

A quick search on the internet will help you locate the materials you need for your setup. For instance, I plugged into Bing.com the search term, stainless steel 316 containers, and I found some reasonable options, from kitchen supplies to drums, and even piping. Please take heart and do your research. You will find what you need with a little determination and patience.

Ozonated water in a swimming pool is absolutely lovely. So, taking the care to use the right piping, our venturi injector made of PVDF, all while setting your system up right will help to keep your pool maintenance-free for a long time to come.

Pool Setup for Ozone Swimming Pool Generator

 

 

Likewise, your setup for well water is highly important. By looking at this diagram, you can see which materials will need to be ozone resistant. Everything beyond the MP-3000 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator should have a high resistance for the longevity of the system. Or else, you will need to replace parts often. Replacing parts can be expensive and much more bothersome. Why not do it right the first time?

Well Water Treatment

 

 

http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a272271.pdf

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

http://www.coleparmer.com/Chemical-Resistance

http://www.a2zozone.com


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!


 

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-3000A2Z 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
  •                      

 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


I Don't Wanna Grow Up! August 01 2016, 0 Comments

olive oil

(Photo Credit: The Charlie Foundation)

Let’s face it… the older we get, the more and more we start to notice changes in our bodies. But most especially, in our skin! Fine lines, wrinkles, and dry skin. OH MY! So, it’s pretty common for us to spend $30-$40 dollars on a cream each month that what we think is going to make us look younger. But what if I told you that you didn’t have to spend that $30-$40 dollars each month?! What if I told you that you could make your own miracle cream and save yourself money? Too good to be true? Wrong! It is entirely possible and the benefits are amazing!

Ozonated Olive Oil is a product that is really taking off! It has a million different uses! Here are some of the uses and what our customers have used it for:

 Fistulae Hemorrhoids Shingles
Athlete's Foot Hot Spots Skin Detoxify and Healthy Glow
Bed Sores Impetigo Skin Moisturizer
Bee Stings Improves Skin Tone Skin Yeast
Blisters Inflammation Sunburn
Boils Insect Bites Surgery Wounds
Bruises Itch Mites Sweat Gland Infections
Burns Itching Tinea Versicolor
Candida Leg Ulcers Toothache
Hair follicle infections Ulcers Chilblains
Makeup removal Yeast Infection Cold
Warts Cold Sores Muscle Aches
Dermatitis Pimples Wounds
Diaper Rash Poison Oak Wrinkles
Dry Skin Psoriasis Gingivitis
Ear Infections Rash Scabies
Eczema Dry skin Fungal infections

 

Wow! That is a lot of different uses for one kind of cream!

Curious how to make it? Well, when we were making it in-store, we used our S-32 G and paired that with an Oxygen Generator as well. This would produce about 2 gallons for us. But that isn’t the only unit that can be used for making the oil! Our MP-1000 up to our MP-8000 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator can be used to make Ozonated Olive Oil.

Here is a chart on how long it will take for each unit to make the salve or Ozonated Olive Oil:

 

 Unit Ounces Time Span
MP-1000 6-10 oz 3-4 days (salve)
MP-3000 6-12 oz 2-3 days (salve)
MP-5000 6-14 oz 2-3 days (salve)
MP-8000 6-18 oz 2-3 days (salve)

 

Here is the set-up that one of our customers has when they are making their own Ozonated Olive Oil.

Oil Setup

We would be happy to help with any questions that you may have when ordering a unit or making your very own Ozonated Olive Oil! Give us a call at 502-499-4977! Happy Ozonizing!

Resources: The Charlie Foundation, https://www.charliefoundation.org/blog/entry/keto-pantry


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!


How not to spring clean April 13 2016, 0 Comments

How not to spring clean

image: www.freeimages.co.uk

With summer fast approaching, my sister Janet took last week off and cleaned her house from floor to ceiling. She scrubbed walls. She wiped down cupboards and cleaned garbage pails inside and out. Finally, she bleached the tiles and grout. I don’t fault her for spring cleaning. But she didn’t do it with ozonated water. And, she didn’t freshen/sanitize the air for pesky hidden pathogens.

 

MP 1000 Multi-Purpose Generator

It starts with our MP-1000

Janet could have started out by sanitizing the air with the MP-1000 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator. To set this up, she would simply remove all houseplants, people, and pets from the home. Then, she would cover valuables with a sheet or remove from the home. 

 

She could use several different methods to ozonate a room

She could put the unit in the middle of the room and turn the machine on; alternatively, she would have more control over the settings if she set the ozone generator outside of the door and placed the tubing under the door to ozonate. With this method, it is important to put down some plastic underneath the opening of the tubing to protect any carpeting/flooring from damage. Also note to block the airways under the door so that the ozone does not leak out of the room.

 

Or, get the whole house at once

Another method she could do to the whole house would be to place the ozone generator near the intake duct of her air conditioning unit. Then, put on the fan of her unit (not her air conditioning or heating) and allow the ozone to flow throughout her home. This method will rid her vents of any odors, as well. She can set the timer for up to four hours.

 

For Any Method, Leave the Home and Take Your Pets/Plants/Valuables With Her!

She would leave the home—ozone at this level is toxic to living beings. After the four hours of ozonating time, Janet would wait about three or four hours to return, allowing the ozone to return back to regular oxygen. She could repeat this process if necessary. When completed, her home would have been be truly sanitized. The fresh, clean smell would have made it apparent!

 

Times to leave MP 1000 in room to sanitize air*:

Room Size

Degree of Contamination

Amount of Time to Ozonate

100 Sq. Ft.

High

Low

2 Hours

1 Hour

200 Sq Ft.

High

Low

3 hours

2 hours

300 Sq Ft.

High

Low

4 hours

3 hours

400 Sq Ft.

High

Low

4 hours and repeat

4 hours

*Note, these times will vary for different unit types. These estimated times are for the MP-1000 only. With any room size, the ozonating can take longer if the room is highly contaminated. With this case, a repeat on 4 hours is ideal. Allow the ozone generator to sit for 30 minutes before running again. For a more effective cleaning of mold and mildew, a stronger machine is needed.

 

As you can see from the above chart, the degree of contamination also determines how long she would need to ozonate a room. Note, for high contamination, such as a room damaged by smoke from a fire, it takes a more powerful unit, like the MP 8000 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator. Alternatively, the A7K Air Ozone Generator would work if she only wanted to ozonate the air in her room. It will not hurt to ozonate a smaller room at a longer time. Janet would have decided to be on the safe side and ozonated for four hours. When she came four hours later, she would have been impressed with the way the home smelled.  

MP 8000 MULTIPURPOSE OZONE GENERATORA7K Air Ozone Generator

Washing floor to ceiling with ozonated water

While ozonating air is important, it does not remove solid waste on surfaces. So, the very next day, Janet could have begun her cleaning spree. After having sanitized the air in the home, Janet could have used the MP 1000 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator to ozonate some water and use it for cleaning. Everything she cleaned this week would have been sanitized even better than using those leading brands of cleaners that contain harsh chemicals and leave a film behind—by just using plain, ozonated water!

 

Begin with ozonating water for washing

She would have begun her day by getting a clean, large bowl of water. Then, Janet could have taken the MP 1000 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator and connected one side of the tubing to the unit, and the other side of the tubing to a diffuser stone. After getting the unit ready, she could have placed the stone into the water about four inches deep. It would have been important for her to keep the unit above the bowl so that water does not leak back into the ozone generator. After turning on the unit, a gallon bowl of water set at 100 would take about 20 minutes to ozonate. While waiting, she could have had breakfast, started some laundry and drank her morning coffee. When finished, she would simply transfer the bowl of water into a gallon bucket for cleaning.

 

Wipe down surfaces

Then, she could have wiped down surfaces as if she were using a disinfectant she bought at the store; she could have washed her walls and floors, wiped down cupboards, and cleaned garbage pails with ozonated water. This would have disinfected surfaces in her home and left everything sparkling clean.

 

The benefits of Spring Cleaning with Ozone

If everything in Janet’s home had been truly disinfected, she would experience fewer bouts of allergy symptoms. Her pets would, too. Odors from smoke, stale kitchen grease and burnt spice would have been zapped. And those glorious pet smells -- she loves her pets but not the odors--they would be gone, too.

 

You can clean with the MP 1000 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator also!

Every good spring cleaning deserves a breath of ozone-generated clean. Buy your MP 1000 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator today!


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!

Aqua 6 Ozone Generator

One of our best selling items is our Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose 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. 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.

MP 8000 used by a worker in Ha'apai to get fresh 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 sparkling 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 nature's 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: http://www.imgwide.com/image/water-pictures-free/water-pouring-into-glass

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

 

 


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



 


Reasons to purchase an Aqua 6 multipurpose Ozone Generator March 11 2015, 0 Comments

Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator

With uncomplicated set-up and ease of use, there’s no simpler way for you to break into using ozone than purchasing an Aqua 6. It reaches every level of your home, as your new ozone generator is lightweight and portable. Or, you can keep your kitchen tidy and mount your Aqua 6 to the wall. Versatile in every way, multiple settings for our timer allow you to tackle any type of job you throw at the Aqua 6. It comes ready to use, and there is no need to purchase additional accessories. The Aqua 6 withstands the test of time, as it has been our best seller for over 10 years. And the Aqua 6 is strong and reliable if used as intended.

A quick run-down of the features of the Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator:

  • Multi-function ozone generator that treats air and water
  • Unit is lightweight and portable
  • Wall mountable
  • Best seller for over 10 years
  • Function timer with 15 settings for different applications
  • Ships with 2 36” polyurethane tubes, one fine white diffuser stone, and one course grey diffuser stone
  • Ships with spare fuse
  • Economically priced
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • One year full parts and service warranty

 Try your new ozone generator with peace of mind. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee and cover a full year parts and service warranty. You only pay for shipping to us; we ship back to you free of charge. From beauty benefits, to cleaning, to water purification, our low-priced solution has you covered, A to Z! 

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