What is ozone?

Ozone (O³) is a gas composed of 3 oxygen atoms combined in a ring and takes the form of a blue coloured gas, which has a distinct odour, and is about one and a half times heavier than air. Ozone molecules wipe out unwanted odours and render the air clean and fresh before reverting back to oxygen. Find our more about zone on our what is ozone? page.

What are the benefits of ozone?

The benefits of ozone include:

  • Permanently removes the smell of cooking, unpleasant odours from childrens trainers, smells from cats and dogs, cigarette smells from curtains, upholstery and from a room filled with smoke, paint smells after decorating and any other kind of odour you can think of.
  • Destroys the spores that cause mold.
  • Stops bacteria from infecting food.
  • Kills Staphylococcus Aureus, Listeria, Salmonella and Legionella.
  • Kills bacteria, viruses, mould, fungus, allergens and insect infestations
  • Sanitises naturally without the use of chemicals or any residual

Is ozone dangerous?

Ozone is a toxic gas in the same vein as paracetamol being a toxic medication and bleach being a toxic liquid. The Ozone levels produced by our ozone generators are micro-doses designed to kill microorganisms and there should be no cause for concern.

In the United Kingdom the Health & Safety Executive is responsible for making sure that the regulation governing a vast array of industries and situations are adhered to. Our ozone generators are designed to meet all United Kingdom Health & Safety criteria.

Is there a difference between an ozone generator and an ioniser?

Yes, an ioniser discharges an electric current and deposits static on surfaces around the ioniser unit. An ozone generator produces ozone using the same chemical process – oxidation, but ozone is effective within the whole environment around the ozone generator, not just within a couple of feet of the unit. Additionally ozone will also eradicate bacteria from both the air and surfaces; ionisers rely on drawing the air through the unit and can only deal with smells, particles, which are airborne. Furthermore ionisers cannot sterilise water.

Will the ozone we generate fill the hole in the ozone layer?

No, the ozone produced by our ozone generators naturally degrades back to oxygen and becomes inoffensive. As a result tt has no effect on the ozone layer.

Where can ozone be used?

The simple answer is anywhere there is a bad smell or bacteria. Bad odours and the spread of most diseases and contaminants come from the decomposing activity of bacteria-micro-organisms, which exist everywhere. Therefore any home or business premises where bad smells or maintaining hygiene standards pose a challenge, ozone generators offer the perfect solution.

What is ozone’s reaction with food?

Tests carried out by various organisations within the preparation and transportation of foodstuffs show that there was absolutely no cross-contamination of produce. With trials on bananas ozone effectively slowed down the rate of ripening therefore prolonging the banana’s shelf life. Ozone stops the production of ethylene, which fruit and flowers give off in transit, thus they stay fresh longer.

How can Ozone help me?

Using ozone in your home, office or any other environment can stop bacteria from infecting food and surfaces and thus entering the human body. For instance, ozone kills Staphylococcus Aureus, Listeria, Salmonella and Legionella. In places such as kitchens and food preparation areas where bacteria thrive, ozone will kill all of these bacteria, leaving your environment totally sanitised.