WHERE CAN I FIND THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE USED TO BACK THIS PRODUCT?
All of the scholarly research we used to develop Elavo can be found in the links below:
American Journal of Environmental Sciences: Drinking Water and Health: Volume 2.
Clinical Enquiries: What is the best portable method of purifying water
to prevent infectious disease?
Medical College of Ohio: Health Risk of the Trihalomethanes Found in Drinking Water Carcinogenic Activity and Interactions
NSW Health Guidelines
American Water Works Association: Ozone in Drinking Water Treatment: Process Design, Operation, and Optimisation
DOES OZONE AFFECT THE TASTE OF WATER?
Ozone produces no harmful byproducts. Unused ozone simply reverts back to normal oxygen and raises the level of dissolved oxygen in the water. This makes the water healthy, sparkling and tastes great.
DOES OZONE AFFECT THE SMELL OF WATER?
Tank water can often have unpleasant tastes and odours. This is often caused by contamination from decomposing birds or animals and other organic molecules. Even smoke from the fireplace can cause tank water to taste odd.
During times with little rain, high temperatures can cause tank water to taste unpleasant to even the “long-time” rainwater drinker.
Ozone rapidly breaks down the organic molecules which cause tank water to taste stale.
IS OZONE EXPENSIVE TO RUN?
Elavo ozone generators use a little electricity; comparable to a small household light bulb, about 20 cents per day. You don’t need to regularly buy any chemicals or expensive UV lamps. The ozone producing cell has a life expectancy of 5 years.
DO I STILL NEED A WATER FILTER WITH OZONE?
Ozone has the ability to kill bacteria and viruses in a natural and healthy way, unlike any other substance. For larger organic matter like leaves or dirt that might find its way into water tanks we recommend using filters to remove those larger compounds.
ARE CHEAPER ALTERNATIVES LIKE CHLORINE BETTER THAN OZONE?
When comparing disinfection efficiency, ozone is 25x more effective than Hypochlorous acid (HOCL), 2500x better than Hypochlorite (OCL) and 5000x more than Chloramine (NH2CL)
Disinfectant Bacteria Viruses Spores Cysts
Ozone 500 5 2 0.5
Chlorine as HOCL 20 1 0.05 0.05
Chlorine as OCL 0.2 0.02 0.0005 0.005
Chlorine as NHCL 0.1 0.005 0.001 0.02
IS THE OZONE GENERATOR EASY TO INSTALL?
It’s so simple, you can do it yourself. If you follow the step by step procedure in the manual provided, you will see that you need to attach the ozonator to an existing faucet by screwing in a fitting.
HOW DOES THE UNIT COMPARE WITH A UV STERILISER?
The UV steriliser works differently. It has no oxidizing power, therefore it cannot change the taste of the water. The steriliser merely inactivates the reproductive cells, while the ozone literally destroys the cell.