What is Ozone

Ozone (O3) is a highly reactive gas composed of three oxygen atoms. It is both a natural and a man-made product that occurs in the Earth's upper atmosphere (the stratosphere) and lower atmosphere (the troposphere).Ozone is active oxygen, O3. it occurs naturally in the earth's atmosphere to protect us from the sun's harmful rays. When an O2 molecule gains another oxygen atom, it becomes ozone. It is an extremely unstable state for oxygen, which is why it makes such a powerful sanitizer.

Ozone is "active oxygen", nature's special element and a beautiful gift to mankind. Ozone is a triatomic allotrope of oxygen formed by recombination of oxygen atoms. It is a colorless gas with characteristic pungent odor and can easily be detected at low level of 0.05 ppm. It is a very strong oxidant and is over 3000 times more powerful disinfectant than chlorine. Ozone is a one-stop solution to most of the water treatment related problems such as, bacteria, virus, algae, fungi, color, odour, COD and BOD. It disinfects, oxidizes, deodorizes and decolorizes.

Ozone is generated by an electrical discharge through dry air or pure oxygen and is generated onsite because it decomposes to elemental oxygen in a short amount of time

Benefits of Ozone

  • Ozone is 51% more powerful on bacterial cell walls than chlorine.
  • Ozone kills bacteria 3100 times faster than chlorine.
  • Ozone is the most powerful broad spectrum microbiological control agent available.
  • Ozone elimates the use of hot water and conventional sanitizer.
  • Ozone virtually eliminates all chemical usage.
  • Ozone is chemical free; it produces no toxic by-products.
  • Ozone has full FDA approval for direct-food contact application.
  • Ozone is clean and environment-friendly; its only by-product is oxygen.
  • Ozone is extremely effective as a disinfectant at relatively low concentrations.

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