FAQ

 

WHAT IS OZONE

Ozone is created during thunderstorms and at some waterfalls. These extreme conditions  produce ozone from oxygen with natural high voltages. The “fresh, clean, spring rain” smell after a thunderstorm is ozone. The word Ozone is derived  from the Greek word ozein, which means to smell.

Ozone generators are able to recreate the process found in nature with a switch of a button with the use of corona discharge technology. It is able to to turn oxygen or O2 in to ozone or 03.

DID YOU KNOW?

THE MOST FAMILIAR EXAMPLE IS OF  OZONE IS THE OZONE LAYER, WHERE OZONE IS PRODUCED FROM THE SUN’S ULTRA-VIOLET (UV) RAYS AND HELPS TO PROTECT US FROM THE HARMFUL UVA AND UVB LIGHT THAT CAUSES SKIN DAMAGE. 
 

WHAT DOES OZONE DO

Ozone has three atoms from split oxygen molecules when corona discharge technology had been switched on. The third atom is able to attach itself in a chemical reaction to odours, bacteria or viruses and destroys those compounds. This process is often referred to as oxidation and is highly effective in removing all odours, bacteria and viruses that the process is exposed to. Ozone essentially reverts back to oxygen after it is used. This makes it a very environmentally friendly oxidant.

HOW LONG DOES OZONE LAST

Ozone doesn’t last long, it does its cleaning job and safely turns back into oxygen. Once the ozone generator is switched on an oxygen is then converted into ozone, the chemical reaction referred to as oxidation starts to take affect and will then start to turn back into oxygen. Higher temperatures turn ozone into oxygen a lot faster which is often termed residual ozone. Ozone typically lasts for 30 minutes.

IS OZONE SAFE

Too much of anything is bad for you, even the chlorine found in our tap water. The right levels of ozone that are set with ELAVO products are safe to use. Governing bodies like occupational safety and health agency (OSHA) have proposed Maximum Acceptable Concentration (MAC) values for ozone.

For ozone the MAC-values is 0.06 PPM for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (PPM = Parts Per Million). For a maximum of 15 minutes a MAC-value of 0.3 PPM is applied.

IS OZONE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Ozone is a clean technology solution that reduces negative environmental impacts through significant energy efficiency improvements, the sustainable use of resources, and reducing waste to protect the environment. Ozone uses a small amount of electricity that is a lot less than alternatives like hot water used for cleaning purposes. There is also zero waste as the only by product is oxygen which keeps our beautiful country clean and green naturally.

WHAT IS OZONE USED FOR

The oxidizing power of ozone is used for disinfection and removing odours. Ozone eliminates bacteria, viruses and odours by oxidizing the chemical components of their cells.

 

DOES OZONE REMOVE CIGARETTE SMOKE

Ozone is a clean technology solution that reduces negative environmental impacts through significant energy efficiency improvements, the sustainable use of resources, and reducing waste to protect the environment. Ozone uses a small amount of electricity that is a lot less than alternatives like hot water used for cleaning purposes. There is also zero waste as the only by product is oxygen which keeps our beautiful country clean and green naturally.

IS OZONE THE SAME AS NORTH AMERICAN AIR POLLUTION

Ozone is frequently misdiagnosed and equated to low altitude pollution. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact ozone breaks down pollutants and should be welcomed if found in the air.