How does Ozone works for Bacteria & Pathogen Reduction?
In this article you’ll learn more about how ozone is efficient to reduce bacteria and pathogens.
If you’re already familiar with Ozone, you know that it is an unstable molecule and, because of that, it is highly oxidative. If you don’t know that yet, you can keep up with what is ozone and how it is made here.
So how ozone can reduce or even eliminate microorganisms in a natural and chemical-free way? Keep reading and you’ll find your answer!
Ozone is extremely efficient as a disinfectant, being able to reduce the presence of bacteria, fungi, and several other microorganisms that are present in surfaces.
Disinfection by Ozone occurs through the rupture of the cell wall. It is a more efficient method than Chlorine, which depends upon diffusion into the cell protoplasm and inactivation of the enzymes. It is also safer, because of the use of a single natural component – Ozone itself – it reduces the contact with chemicals.
How does it work?
By Corona Discharge some oxygen molecules break apart and re-combine with other oxygen molecules to form Ozone. The third oxygen atom forms a weak bond and will easily loosen itself.
Bacteria, virus, fungi, parasites, biofilms, chemicals and inflammation are all positively charged (+) while ozone is negatively charged and attracts toxins that are positively charged (+).
Once ozone contacts contaminants, the weak bond of the oxygen tri-atom is broken and the oxygen atom destroys the foreign bodies/materials, because the oxygen atom will combine with organic and inorganic compounds to oxidize them upon contact.
Only the oxygen molecule is left in the air after the oxidation process is complete, by this reason ozone does not leave any residuals and is a 100% natural process.
Bacteria & Pathogens Reduction
Ozone has a very strong anti-bacterial action even at low doses. Some of the ozone-sensitive bacterial species include Enterobacteriaceae (Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Enterobacter, Shigella, Klebsiella, Serratia, and Proteus), Streptococci, Staphylococci, Legionella, Pseudomonas, Yersinia, Campylobacteri, and Mycobacteria, this because of their cell structure, which is extremely sensitive to Ozone’s oxidative power.
So, we can see that Ozone is the best option to reduce bacteria in body, mouth, stomach, on skin, which can be reduced through the regular use of ozonated water, or even surfaces, such as countertops. And always using a natural component, with no residual, or possibility of irritation.
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Ozone is more effective than chlorine in destroying viruses and bacteria;
Ozone kills all types of bacteria, viruses and fungi – Ozone disrupts the integrity of the bacterial cell through oxidation. In fungi, Ozone inhibits the growth at certain stages. In viruses, Ozone damages the reproductive cycle by disrupting the virus/cell contact;
Ozone has a very strong anti-bacterial action even at low doses;
Ozone makes the anti-oxidant enzyme system more effective;
Ozone stimulates the production of white blood cells, which helps fighting and protecting the body from viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer, cells that are deprived of oxygen malfunction and are unable to eliminate their invaders;
There is no regrowth of microorganisms after ozonization, this is, it eliminates bacteria and viruses;
Ozone is generated onsite, and thus, there are fewer safety problems associated with shipping and handling;
Ozone decomposes rapidly and naturally, and therefore, it leaves no harmful residual that would need to be removed.