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Ozone Facts

We are revolutionizing one of nature’s most extraordinary marvels: Ozone.   

Since 2002, our owner, Albert Noroozi (pictured below) has listened to customer feedback and paid attention to industry standards to create the most powerful ozonators at the most competitive price.

Owner and CEO Albert Noroozi

 People around the world are experiencing the multifaceted benefits of this completely natural and purifying form of Oxygen.  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 amazing qualities of Ozone have been occurring naturally since the beginning of time.  Some of these occurrences you may know about, others may pleasantly surprise you.  The Sun emits harmful ultraviolet radiation, which has detrimental effects on humans, animals and plants. The Ozone layer in the upper atmosphere protects our planet from these rays.  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.  Ozone is proven to be one of the most effective and safe methods to remove bacterial, viral, and fungal activity.

Ozone disperses thoroughly into the air, flows over surfaces and travels deep into holes, surfaces, fabrics and crevices.  Ozone seeks out and eradicates the organic molecules that form many indoor pollutants, such as mold and mildew.  Whether biological or chemical pollutants, Ozone rapidly oxidizes them by reverting back to O2 (oxygen) and depositing the third Oxygen atom onto the offending pollutant.  The complete life-cycle of ozone is: generation, oxidation, return to oxygen.  This very effective process, deodorizes, disinfects, and destroys many of the pathogens and fumes that negatively affect air and water sources.

How is Ozone formed in nature?  Ozone is created when ultraviolet rays emanate from the sun, split the oxygen molecules and form an unstable oxygen molecule (O2) and a highly unstable oxygen atom (O1). The molecule being oxidized then bonds with the loose (O1) atom, creating an oxide of the substance thus (O3).  Another manner in which Ozone is formed is through the high energy contained within electrical discharges, which occur during lightning storms.  The clean, sweet smell of ozone is often noticed after a lightning storm.

In addition to occurring naturally, Ozone can also be reproduced scientifically in safe, controlled quantities.  This is not a new technology; rather a thoroughly tested, safe and highly-utilized reproduction of nature’s gift to us.  The first recorded publication on the value and benefits of Ozone was published in an 1885 Florida Medical Association paper entitled "Ozone" by Charles J. Kenworthy, M. D., M.R.S.V.  This shows that ozone was used in the medical & scientific fields (in the U.S.) before 1885. 

 

A2Z Ozone branding information     Lady Pounding some ozonated water.  Strawberries being cleaned with an A2Z Ozone Aqua Touch Ozone Generator

 

How does ozone work?

 

With oxidizing power 3,000 times more effective than bleach, ozone is the second most powerful oxidant in existence (deadly fluorine gas is first). When ozone gas is introduced to an environment with bacteria, mold or any other organic material, it readily donates one of the oxygen atoms to oxidize or destroy that material. Ozone can also oxidize some inorganic materials like calcium and arsenic and a number of trace metals, such as iron. Once the third oxygen atom is used to oxidize an organic or inorganic contaminant, there is only an oxygen (O2) molecule left. This is one reason why ozone is preferred as an oxidant to various chemicals, because it does not leave any type of residual chemical. As a result, ozone gas is used in mold remediation, air sanitizing, equipment sterilization, water purification and commercial laundering. Ozone attacks soils and greases the same way it attacks bacteria and mold. This means that as soon as ozonated water comes in contact with linen and fabrics, it begins breaking down these contaminants so they can easily be removed from the fabric by detergents.

Ozone concentration in water is usually measured one of two ways: with an ORP (Oxidation-Reduction Potential) meter or a direct-read measurement in ppm (parts per million). ORP utilizes a scale of measuring the free available electrons (which would produce a negative number) or a deficit of electrons (producing a positive number). This translates to a reading of oxidants in the water and may not be specific to ozone gas alone (i.e., chlorine, iodine, bromine, etc.) The main disadvantage to using ORP is the customer has no way to tell if the reading truly reflects the ozone levels or if it’s a combination of oxidants.

 

Below find Ozone Compatibility:

 Ozone Resistance Levels

Factors affecting ozone half-life include the temperature of the water into which the ozone is introduced and the concentration of contaminants within the water. If the water temperature is 90°F or greater, it becomes more difficult to dissolve ozone. Water molecules become more widely spaced (less dense) as temperature increases and the heat energy in turn stretches the ozone atomic-bonding.

Below, find Ozone Solubility in Water:

Ozone Solubility in Water