AromOzone Inline Ozone sterilization
Inline Ozone sterilization devices removing mould, bacteria and odour and have been in use for a number of years but many available devices have proved unreliable being unable to continuously operate in environments due to an inability to cope with high humidity levels, inadequate design / construction and a selection of unsuitable components that are all to readily broken down by ozone.
Ozone generators are ideal for certain specific applications such as:
- Killing mold
- Killing mildew
- Killing bacteria
- Odour Removal
Ozone generators work well in removing odors from automobiles, boats and recreational vehicles. They do not mask odors; ozone generators destroy odors, never to return.
What is ozone?
Ozone, (O3), contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the regular two we normally breathe. Ozone is an outstanding and powerful sterilizer used to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors.
Interestingly ozone occurs quite readily in nature, most often as a result of lightning strikes that occur during thunderstorms. In fact the “fresh, clean, spring rain” smell that we notice after a storm most often results from nature’s creation of ozone. However, we are probably most familiar with ozone from reading about the “ozone layer” that circles the planet above the earth’s atmosphere. Here ozone is created by the sun’s ultra-violet rays. This serves to protect us from the ultra-violet radiation.
How does ozone work?
The third oxygen atom of ozone makes it extremely reactive. This atom readily attaches itself to other odor molecules. When contaminants such as odors, bacteria or viruses make contact with ozone, their chemical structure is changed to less odorous compounds. As more ozone attacks the remaining compounds, the odor is eventually destroyed. This process is called oxidation. Ozone essentially reverts back to oxygen after it is used. This makes it a very environmentally friendly oxidant.
How is ozone produced?
There are basically two methods of producing ozone…ultra-violet and corona discharge. Corona/ Silent discharge creates ozone by applying high voltage to a metallic grid sandwiched between two dielectrics. The high voltage passes through the dielectric to a grounded screen/plate and in the process, creates ozone from oxygen present in the chamber. Ultra-violet (UV) light creates ozone when a wavelength at 254 nm (nano-meters) hits an oxygen atom. Both processes split oxygen molecules into single oxygen atoms (O). These atoms combine with another oxygen molecule (O2) to form ozone (O3), Corona discharge or silent discharge is roughly 10 times better at its job than ultra violet (UV).
As a company we only produce INLINE DUCTED systems that should only be operated with a switched on inline fan for the safety of man and animal kind. Be warned, ozone production without controlled ventilation is extremely hazardous to the mucus and respiratory tissues in humans, animals and tissues in plants.