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WHAT EXACTLY IS OZONE?

19th January 2015|Posted in: Uncategorised

When someone mentions the word ozone, what comes to mind? The ozone layer of course and how it is affecting our climate. However the ozone that we are speaking about is the bacteria killing, air purifying ozone.

What is ozone? You may ask. Ozone is a gas that makes up part of the earth’s atmosphere. Ozone is made up of three oxygen atoms (0ᵌ). The oxygen we breathe is only made up of two oxygen atoms (0²).

Ozone, as a gas molecule is very unstable. When ozone is released as 0ᵌ, it is broken down into 0² with an extra oxygen atom floating around. This breakdown is due to the fact that ozone will always revert back into oxygen. The third oxygen atom then needs to find something to attach itself to. It attaches itself to bacteria, pollens or germ in the air, thus breaking it down.

Basically the oxygen atom starts to break down bacteria in the air, thus purifying the air. Ozone reduces the symptoms of allergies and asthma, while providing a germ free breathing environment.

Let’s take a look at a real life example. Everyone visit’s public restrooms from time to time. Most of the time you walk into the public restroom and a hit with a foul smell. This smell you are breathing in is bacteria, you are breathing in other people’s bacteria, horrifying I know. Ozone irradiates this bacteria, thus removing any source of this foul smell.

So where ever you go, keep in mind that any foul smell is actually bacteria. Purifying the air with ozone is the only way to remove this harmful bacteria.

Ozone is the strongest disinfective available on the market, working at over 3000 times faster than chlorine.

 

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