Ozone, also known as O3, is generated in nature as a bluish or colorless gas characterized by the fresh, clean smell in the air that remains after an electrical storm. When oxygen (O2) and electricity interact, ozone is created, and that is why we can smell ozone around photocopiers, electric motors or during arc welding.
Natural levels vary from 0.01 ppm to 0.15 ppm and may reach higher concentrations in urban areas. Ozone is an unstable gas and reacts easily with organic substances. It is disinfected by interaction with microbial membranes and denaturing metabolic enzymes.
An effective disinfection on demand
Ozone will also attack microbial biofilms, degrading them as it would with any other polysaccharide. By releasing its oxidizing potential, ozone returns to the oxygen from which it was generated. The use of ozone leaves no chemical residues and has a half-life of 10 to 20 minutes at room temperature. This means that it is generated electrically according to demand and cannot be stored to be applied afterwards.
Ozone is generated by irradiating an air stream with ultraviolet light at a wavelength of 185 nm, or by passing dry air or oxygen through a corona discharge generator.
In Green Biozone we develop different ozone generators depending on what they are intended for. Whether for agriculture, livestock, hospitality, for water treatment, as well as for disinfection of swimming pools, laundries, and many other applications. Contact us, we will be happy to answer your questions.