What is 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 UV rays.
Since ozone is heavier than air it naturally falls back to earth. This is the ozone that naturally purifies our air and water. Without ozone nature could not purify our Earth.
Because it is made up entirely of oxygen ozone is sometimes called "activated oxygen".
Ozone is NOT smog or pollution as sometimes mistakenly reported.
Ozone is the second most powerful sterilant in the world and its function is to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors.
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.
How Does Ozone Work?
Ozone 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 through oxidation.
In addition to the effectiveness of ozone, we also know that it is safe when used properly.
Ozone cannot be stored or transported because of its unstable tendency to break down quickly, so ozone must be generated on site.
Because gaseous ozone 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).
Ozone acts 3000 times faster than chlorine as a bactericide, and it is the strongest oxidant commercially available for air & water treatment.
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Ozone also 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 of ozone.
Ozone is also created by water falls.
If natural ozone ceased to exist, life on this planet would also cease to exist.
Ozone is nature's way of purifying the air we breathe.