WHAT IS OZONE, HOW DOES IT CLEAN AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
WHAT IS OZONE
Ozone (O3) is both a naturally occurring and man-made unstable gas, also known as “activated oxygen”. Man-made ozone is formed when an electrical charge is applied to dry, ambient air. By doing so, the air is broken down into separate molecules and atoms. When the separated oxygen molecules re-connect with each other, they combine into O3 or ozone.
Ozone surrounds us all the time. Can you recall the fresh smell immediately before and after a thunderstorm? That's ozone.
HOW DOES OZONE CLEAN?
Ozone is a gas comprising three atoms of oxygen. The third oxygen atom present in ozone makes it extremely reactive. As such, ozone will readily attach itself to other molecules, like those found in bacteria and viruses. When the bacteria/virus binds with ozone, the chemical structure of the virus is altered – in essence, the introduction of ozone to these compounds breaks down their cellular walls, eliminating the ability of the bacteria or virus to survive. This makes ozone an enormously powerful disinfectant and oxidiser.
In fact, ozone is a much stronger oxidiser than other common disinfectants such as chlorine and hypochlorite. In contrast to such products ozone does not produce any harmful residues; ozone will convert back to oxygen within a short time. Ozone is therefore considered an environmentally friendly sanitiser.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OZONE SANITISING?
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Ozone sanitisation is extremely effective, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly:
Ozone reduces the need to purchase, store, and manage chemicals.
Ozone reduces the need for hot water, which is economically and ecologically beneficial.
Sanitation routines are simpler and quicker due to elimination of some chemical, thermal, and rinsing processes.
Ozone is produced and used on the spot, and the by-product is just oxygen.
No expensive technicians are required to operate a StudiOzone machine - anyone, once trained, can operate the unit.
Ozone is 50 times more effective in the destruction of bacteria and fungi than more conventional disinfectants, such as chlorine. It’s a superb deodoriser and is extremely effective in small quantities.