is the linking of 3 oxygen molecules otherwise known as O3, or ozone.
When the oxygen
(O2) that is all around us rises to the upper atmosphere, and is exposed
to the sun's ultraviolet rays, that oxygen
is naturally turned into ozone (O3).
That is the "ozone
layer" that protects us from the sun's harmful
is heavier than air it naturally falls back to earth. This is the
that naturally purifies our air and water. Without ozone
nature could not purify our Earth.
is made up entirely of oxygen ozone
is sometimes called "activated oxygen".
is the second most powerful sterlilant in the world and its function is
to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors.
occurs commonly in nature as a result of lightning strikes during thunderstorms.
The "fresh, clean,
spring rain " smell that we notice after a storm results from natures creation
is also created by water falls.
If natural ozone
ceased to exist, life on this planet would also cease to exist.
is nature's way of purifying the air we breathe.
Generators make your home a clean
is O3, three
atoms of oxygen linked together, rather than the two atoms of oxygen, O2,
we normally breath. O3
Ozone is NOT
While some people
mistakenly refer to ozone as
smog, smog is actually a combination of hydrocarbons, those being CO²
CO, and SO² that react with UV rays from the sun to form nitric oxides
What is commonly
in referring to the ground level air quality are really a mixture of these
various toxic hydrocarbons, not ozone.
are most commonly created by the exhaust that comes from automobiles.
benefits are widely accepted throughout the world.
has been largely ignored in the United States.
Many people attack
because it is a direct challenge to the many air filtration products being
sold today that do not kill any bacteria or remove any dust.
In the future
will replace many ineffective forms of air purification, including ionization,
once the public becomes educated to the real benefits of ozone
The use of ozone
is safe. Please click
here to learn more about ozone
DOES OZONE WORK?
kills bacteria by rupturing the cell wall of the offending organism.
While ozone is
very powerful, it has a very short life cycle. When it is faced with
odors the extra atom of oxygen destroys them completely by oxidation.
In addition to
the effectiveness of
we also know that it is safe when used properly.
Note that there
has never been an illness claimed to have resulted from ozone
The three atom
form of oxygen is a naturally occurring compound in the earth's atmosphere.
The life cycle of ozone is:
generation, oxidation, return to oxygen.
of ozone are
formed by the sun and by lightning.
cannot be stored or transported because of its unstable tendency to break
down quickly, so ozone
must be generated on site.
is highly reactive, it readily oxidizes (breaks down) organic matter.
When the ozone
encounters another compound, one oxygen atom will break away, attach itself
to the compound, and oxidize it. Ozone
actually breaks down odor causing compounds, thereby eliminating the odor
and changing the ozone
back to oxygen (O2).
acts 3000 times faster than chlorine as a bactericide, and it is the strongest
oxidant commercially available for air & water treatment.
One of the best
features of ozone
is its ability to control odors by attacking the offending organisms.
Far stronger than
simple ions, which
cannot possibly kill substantial amounts of bacteria,
has the ability to kill any bacteria or virus known to man.
One of the most
powerful and effective eliminators of smoke and a myriad of other odors
to destroy tobacco smoke and its inherent impurities plus odors from pets,
cooking, mold, mildew and other household sources.
these hazards provides a much healthier atmosphere and a more comfortable
INDOOR AIR POLLUTION.
Indoor air pollution
is recognized as one of the major health concerns facing the nation today.
This condition has been created by the search for more energy efficient
buildings, work places.
Through the use
of an Ozone generator
we can dramatically reduce the pollution contamination, creating a much
safer atmosphere indoors. Restaurants, lounges, beauty shops and many other
public areas can be cleansed of odors by destroying the source with ozone.
IS THE RIGHT LEVEL OF OZONE?
The right level
is when all the generated ozone
is being used up accomplishing its job. Initially the machine's output
is set high to get rid of the problem odor as quickly as possible.
As this is being
accomplished less ozone
is required for the diminishing odor etc., thereby leaving some residual
in the air. If the machine output is not turned down after awhile
then more residual ozone
will be in the air.
If there is a
heavy smell of ozone,
then there is more ozone
present than is required to do the job. Simply turn the output level control
down, or the unit off.
It is not necessary that you even smell
the sweet smell of ozone (compared to fresh country air following a thunderstorm)
for it to be effective. Even roses are an objectionable odor to some people,
when in excess.
LONG DOES THE OZONE LAST?
As soon as ozone
is formed in the generator and dispersed in a room some of it decays back
into oxygen. This step occurs by several processes including the
following: Natural decay (or revision to oxygen) due to ozone
The natural process
is speeded up by the presence of walls, carpets, furniture etc. Oxidation
reaction with odor causing organic material, which removes ozone. Reactions
with bacteria again consumes
by oxidation reactions.
itself has a very short half life which means that any extra ozone
will return to oxygen within about 30 minutes, in amounts equal to half
DOES OZONE HANDLE TOBACCO SMOKE?
the irritation caused by phenol gasses, by oxidizing them.
are the invisible part of tobacco smoke that cause such offensive odors,
and discomfort to one's eyes and nasal passages.
rids offensive odors in the environment rather than merely filtering out
some of the visible particles like other "air cleaners".
THE ODOR COME BACK?
No. Ozone helps
destroy the source of the odor.
is safe when used properly. Don't be fooled by other manufacturers
claims that ionizers
are better. Ionizers
have NO ability to kill bacteria or mold spores.
One of the most common questions that
we get asked is about ozone safety.
Yes, when used
properly, like anything else, ozone is safe.
You may have read
a report by a federal or state agency warning to be careful of the danger
of too much ozone. It is extremely important to understand
what these warnings mean.
is no reason to fear ozone.
in overly high
levels of ozone
is not good for you.
But low levels
of ozone are
all around us, and are safe to breathe.
The distinction must be made of what
the application of the ozone is for.
To remove serious odors, kill bacteria,
and destroy mold it is important to perform
Ozone Shock Treatments in UNOCCUPIED
One must make
the distinction that a high ozone level in an UNOCCUPIED
to do with any of the warnings issued for ozone use concerning air purification.
When you are NOT
the room at the time, it is completely
safe to use ozone at any level, as long as
you wait until the ozone reverts back to oxygen to re-enter the room, which
takes only about an hour or two.
Since ozone is
made up entirely of oxygen it can only revert back to natural
oxygen once the ozanation process is completed. Therefore while high levels
of ozone are toxic, within a short time all the ozone reverts back to non-toxic
oxygen. In that sense it may be safer to use ozone rather than toxic
chemicals that leave some of their toxicity behind.
So when you read about warnings concerning
ozone understand that is only referring to overly high levels in OCCUPIED
have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH UNOCCUPIED
Our machines are designed to produce
high levels of ozone when needed to perform
Ozone Shock Treatments in UNOCCUPIED
High ozone levels
are an absolute MUST to kill bacteria, mold, and have the ability remove
you can achieve toxicity, in an UNOCCUPIED
ROOM, you will never be able to kill mold
and bacteria. The definition of toxicity means to kill. Without toxicity
you cannot kill any bacteria or mold.
can also be safely used for air purification in occupied rooms.
It is true that you do not want an overly
high ozone exposure in an occupied room.
We advise using as little ozone as
possible for air purifying.
Ozone is all around us. Ozone concentrations
of 0.05ppm are within most recommended safe exposure levels for air purification
It is important
to remember that when using ozone for air purification, control
over the ozone level is THE most important feature.
We've designed our machines to have
the most control over the ozone output as compared to any other ozone machine
The "burst timer" built right into our
smaller machines is designed to limit the amount of ozone to very low levels
for use as an air purification device.
No other ozone
generator on the market has this type of timer built right in!
Our smaller machines
- XT-800 can regulate the generator to only produce ozone for
as little as 2 seconds out of a minute. This allows only very low levels
of ozone to be present in a room. That fact alone makes our units
some of the safest on the market.
Our smaller machines
- XT-800 have burst timers to limit
the ozone production so that they can be used as low ozone level air purifiers
that operate within "safe" levels.
Yet these same
machines can also perform high ozone treatments in small to medium sized
A common question
is "How do I know if there is too much ozone in the air"?
Ozone is basically self limiting. When
the ozone level reaches to high a level it begins to irritate sinus passages,
give you a sore throat, and possibly even a headache.
If this happens
simply turn the ozone level down or off.
Many people are worried about using
an ozone generator because it can produce higher than the recommended exposure
Think of this analogy;
car can drive at speeds of 90 miles per hour,
you don't drive it that fast through a school zone!
If your car could not go over a "safe"
speed of 25 miles an hour, it would be considered useless because you could
never drive it on the highway!
Ozone Generators that can ONLY produce
"safe" ozone levels
for removing tough odors, killing bacteria, or destroying mold,
since they cannot perform High
Ozone Shock Treatments.
If you have ANY
question about ozone safety you can simply use ozone when you are
the room, and set the timer to turn the unit off before you re-enter
You can sanitize the room
you enter it. No other type of air purifier or ionizer can do that.
That way you will have NO exposure
We guarantee a room treated with ozone
will smell fresher and cleaner
than it has ever been before.
In other words, high powered ozone generators
work so well,
even have to be in the room with them while they are running
their cleaning effect!
By the way, we can PROVE
that ozone kills bacteria, viruses, and mold. Just email us for the independent
scientific studies, and we will send them to you.
Please contact us if you have any
questions about the safety, and effectiveness of ozone.
We will gladly answer any of your questions.
There is no reason to fear ozone.
We offer different types of ozone sensors,
and cards to further monitor the ozone level if needed.
Here to see them.
generators do not put out a high level of nitrogen
oxide, as many other brands of ozone machines
do. This is because of our patented Xetin ozone element found in every
one of our machines.
generators also put out O4, O5, O6, O7, etc. as a natural process of the
The plain and
simple truth is there are no more effective air purification units
UV LIGHT KILL MOLD?
This is a quote from General Electric
concerning their germicidal UV lamps.
"No. Once mold has already formed, ultraviolet
energy will not eliminate it."
The Food and Drug
Administration has just amended its food additive regulations to permit
ozone use as an anti microbial agent.
published in the Federal Register on June, 28 2001 allows for ozone use
in gaseous and aqueous uses, and for safe and effective anti microbial
treatment of meat, poultry, and other food products.
Tests have shown
that common household bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungus are greatly reduced
by the addition of as little as 50 ppb of ozone in typical household environments.
not limited to; E-Coli, Salmonella Choleraesuis, Staphylococcus Aureua,
Candida Albicans, and Aspergillus Niger have been shown to have dramatic
reductions in population in independent laboratory tests.
is a proven fact that ozone KILLS mold.
Here for scientific proof.
The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, in conjunction with the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1991,
confirmed that ozone was effective in ridding water of hazardous pathogens,
including chlorine resistant Cryptosporidium." Agricultural Outlook,