What is ozone

  • What is ozone

In the midst of the current health crisis of the coronavirus or covid-19, society is getting to know ozone and the equipment for domestic, medical and professional use that produces this gas called ozone generators and you will be wondering: what is this? How is it produced? How does it apply? Keep reading that we are going to solve all your doubts.

Ozone (O3) is a substance whose molecule is composed of three oxygen atoms that are released to form ozone molecules.

 

How it is produced
Ozone can be produced naturally through high concentrations of energy, by lightning from storms, ultraviolet rays, or by falling water in waterfalls, for example.

It is also possible to create ozone artificially through electrical equipment called ozone generators whose operation is as follows:

- These equipments capture oxygen from outside.

- This oxygen passes through an isolated cylinder in which high-amperage energetic discharges are produced, producing electric arcs that, when in contact with molecular oxygen (O2), disintegrate into atoms that quickly rejoin into other molecules made up of 3 oxygen atoms, creating ozone.

- After this process, the ozone is redirected to the outside of the cylinder, to later transfer it to the interior of restaurants, bedrooms, warehouses, commercial premises, among other places.

So far, we want to emphasize that OZONE USED AT HIGH CONCENTRATIONS IS TOXIC. That is why it is important that when you buy an ozone generator, you read its user manual, its technical data sheet or contact the manufacturer.

How is its oxidizing action achieved?

Ozone is a strong oxidant, both in gaseous state and in aqueous solutions, its useful life is restricted to about 25 minutes, depending on the temperature to which it is subjected (the higher the temperature, the faster its decomposition). For this reason, it is an excellent destroyer of bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, etc., as well as destroying the spores of Bacilus subtilis, the most resistant form of microorganism.

How is it applied?

To disinfect the air: Ozone can eliminate bad odors produced by pets, animals, cigarettes or the environment. It destroys the microorganisms present in the environment such as bacteria, parasites, spores, viruses.

Water disinfection: Likewise, ozone destroys any microorganism present in it and there are multiple uses: oral cleaning, drinking, food disinfection, sterilization of bottles, pacifiers and kitchen utensils, washing and disinfection of clothes, etc.

Medical use: Ozone therapy began to be applied during World War I and is used today. In China, Italy and Spain, it has been applied in patients with coronavirus avoiding intubation and artificial ventilation.

In cosmetics: Ozone allows it to ally with olive oil whose combination of benefits provides antiaging effects to the skin as well as hydrating, regenerating and renewing. Ozone eliminates the use of chemical ingredients and gives way to the creation of ecological and natural cosmetics. More info at ozonodor.es

How is ozone applied?

The success of ozone depends on its correct application. If we use it with the adequate ozone production, we obtain all the benefits that this gas promises. Instead, poorly applied ozone can cause eye irritation or tearing, coughing and, in more severe cases, respiratory ailments. It is the same with bleach that in large doses, it is toxic. You must follow all the recommendations of the manufacturers to avoid problems due to its misuse.

The equipment that produces high concentrations are those for medical and professional use, those for domestic use or for cars, they generate ozone at very low concentrations, that is, they are suitable for breathing, they do not produce cough, they do not irritate the eyes or mucous membranes and you can stay inside the place while they are working.

If you are going to use an ozone generator at high concentrations and / or you are going to carry out a shock treatment or total disinfection, keep the following in mind:

In the midst of the current health crisis of the coronavirus or covid-19, society is getting to know ozone and the equipment for domestic, medical and professional use that produces this gas called ozone generators and you will be wondering: what is this? How is it produced? How does it apply? Keep reading that we are going to solve all your doubts.

Ozone (O3) is a substance whose molecule is composed of three oxygen atoms that are released to form ozone molecules.
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How it is produced
Ozone can be produced naturally through high concentrations of energy, by lightning from storms, ultraviolet rays, or by falling water in waterfalls, for example.

It is also possible to create ozone artificially through electrical equipment called ozone generators whose operation is as follows:

- These equipments capture oxygen from outside.

- This oxygen passes through an isolated cylinder in which high-amperage energetic discharges are produced, producing electric arcs that, when in contact with molecular oxygen (O2), disintegrate into atoms that quickly rejoin into other molecules made up of 3 oxygen atoms, creating ozone.

- After this process, the ozone is redirected to the outside of the cylinder, to later transfer it to the interior of restaurants, bedrooms, warehouses, commercial premises, among other places.

So far, we want to emphasize that OZONE USED AT HIGH CONCENTRATIONS IS TOXIC. That is why it is important that when you buy an ozone generator, you read its user manual, its technical data sheet or contact the manufacturer.

How is its oxidizing action achieved?

Ozone is a strong oxidant, both in gaseous state and in aqueous solutions, its useful life is restricted to about 25 minutes, depending on the temperature to which it is subjected (the higher the temperature, the faster its decomposition). For this reason, it is an excellent destroyer of bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, etc., as well as destroying the spores of Bacilus subtilis, the most resistant form of microorganism.

How is it applied?

To disinfect the air: Ozone can eliminate bad odors produced by pets, animals, cigarettes or the environment. It destroys the microorganisms present in the environment such as bacteria, parasites, spores, viruses.

Water disinfection: Likewise, ozone destroys any microorganism present in it and there are multiple uses: oral cleaning, drinking, food disinfection, sterilization of bottles, pacifiers and kitchen utensils, washing and disinfection of clothes, etc.

Medical use: Ozone therapy began to be applied during World War I and is used today. In China, Italy and Spain, it has been applied in patients with coronavirus avoiding intubation and artificial ventilation.

In cosmetics: Ozone allows it to ally with olive oil whose combination of benefits provides antiaging effects to the skin as well as hydrating, regenerating and renewing. Ozone eliminates the use of chemical ingredients and gives way to the creation of ecological and natural cosmetics. More info at ozonodor.es

How is ozone applied?

The success of ozone depends on its correct application. If we use it with the adequate ozone production, we obtain all the benefits that this gas promises. Instead, poorly applied ozone can cause eye irritation or tearing, coughing and, in more severe cases, respiratory ailments. It is the same with bleach that in large doses, it is toxic. You must follow all the recommendations of the manufacturers to avoid problems due to its misuse.

The equipment that produces high concentrations are those for medical and professional use, those for domestic use or for cars, they generate ozone at very low concentrations, that is, they are suitable for breathing, they do not produce cough, they do not irritate the eyes or mucous membranes and you can stay inside the place while they are working.

If you are going to use an ozone generator at high concentrations and / or you are going to carry out a shock treatment or total disinfection, keep the following in mind:

- There must be no people, animals or plants inside the place.

- Ventilate the place by opening doors and windows. Enter after about half an hour.

- Use a mask while you enter to open doors and windows or, avoid breathing during those seconds. These warnings, because as I mentioned at the beginning of the post, ozone at high concentrations is toxic.

With an ozone generator for home use, although they generate little ozone, do not put it to work while you sleep.

Ozone used in the right proportions is completely harmless and without side effects, you will be disinfecting naturally and ecologically without using bleach or other chemical products, remember that it is produced by nature itself.

If you are just getting into the world of O3, keep our recommendations in mind. By reading the technical sheets and having a clear classification for its use, (professional or domestic), you will immediately know the preventive measures to take so that the disinfection treatment is a success.

 



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