Ozone: the best option for Disinfection!
Ozone is a powerful disinfectant. Besides eliminating microbes, it is also a chemical free and versatile option – can be used a disinfectant spray or disinfectant wipes! Ozone as a disinfectant has been used even in healthcare and labs! It’s the safest option and less harmful to our health.
Curious about it? Read the article below and learn more about how effective Ozone can be!
Ozone has been used for many applications as an effective disinfectant as well as a preservative for foods, spaces purifier, odors control and, also for medical therapy.
The most important future issue of disinfectants will be how environmentally friendly the antimicrobial agent will be. What disinfectant by-products will be formed? And how efficiently will it be to reduce bacteria, viruses, germs and fungi?
Effectiveness of ozone (aqueous and gaseous) treatment is an alternative sanitizing technology to common conventional disinfectants, reducing the microbial contamination of both water and air.
How does it work?
Ozone is an unstable gas that can destroy bacteria and virus. It is a powerful oxidizer and a potent germicide, with no risk of resistance, build up, immunity or toxic residues.
Ozone possesses much higher disinfection capabilities than chlorine and other commonly used disinfectants. Because of its short lifetime, when it breaks, returns to its natural form of oxygen, leaving no residual. As this process occurs, the free atom of oxygen seeks out and attacks any foreign particles in the water or air, while destroying bacteria or any organic matter. During this reaction, ozone does not produce compounds like the toxicity of chlorinated compounds.
Ozone treatment is considered a safe and effective disinfectant tool for decontamination of water or air. It can be used in the industries, hospitals or even at home, following the safety standards and the right levels.
The combination of microbial disinfection and effective removal of microorganisms makes ozonization an attractive alternative to clean surfaces, food processes, wastewater, medical sterilizer facilities and equipment, as well as removes bacteria and virus present in the air and controls bad odors.
Furthermore, ozone removes microorganisms in cracks, cavities and filter. Recent studies prove that ozone is an alternative to traditional fluid hand disinfectants with alcohol.
Ozonized tap water is an effective decontaminant of E. coli, and it could be an alternative to traditional alcohol-fluid hand disinfectants both in healthcare institutions and public places. Ozonized water may be especially valuable for individuals with skin problems.
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Ozonation is an ozone disinfection treatment that has been repeatedly proven as an effective method for sanitation and removal of bacteria and virus, and a powerful oxidiser that destroys organic matter, iron and manganese.
Powerful and effective disinfectant;
Destroys bacteria, virus, germs and any microorganism;
Its strong oxidizing properties make ozone one of the most efficient and fastest microbicides;
Disinfection treatment of water and air;
It is an excellent disinfectant for daily tasks home as well as for industrials areas;
Prevents the regrowth of microorganisms after ozonization, unlike ultraviolet and chlorine disinfection;
It is more effective than chlorine in destroying virus and bacteria;
Ozone decomposes rapidly – no harmful chemical residues are left behind;
Must be generated onsite, it is mean that there are fewer safety concerns associated with shipping and handling;
Provides additional oxygen to the water;
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