Ozone (O3) or trioxygen is a
molecule composed of three (3) oxygen atoms,
temporarily existing in a very unstable and reactive
state. Ozone is so reactive that a suitable
container for storage probably does not exist.
Unlike the O2 molecule described in the next
paragraph, this tri atomic oxygen defies man’s
attempts to store or liquefy it. Compared to O2, O3
is an extremely active molecule, probably by a
factor of 1,000 times and is sometimes referred to
as activated oxygen.
Oxygen (O2) is normally thought of as the fraction
of air which is utilized in breathing. It is very
necessary and has many common and obvious uses. This
regular oxygen or di oxygen is a relatively stable
molecule, composed of two (2) oxygen atoms held
together with a fairly firm double bond. This
diatomic oxygen is stable enough to compress,
liquefy and store, yet it is still quite reactive.
Ozone can be visualized as a regular O2 molecule
with a very nervous, active, reactive, excitable,
energetic, corrosive and lively O1 atom as a side
kick. This monatomic O1 atom does not like to be
alone, and near the earth's surface, it refuses to
stay with the fairly stable O2 double bond. It is
active and reactive, with energy needing to be
channeled in some useful direction. It will combine
with virtually anything on contact, or at least will
try. This active O1 will not stabilize until it can
break away from the O2 and form a stable molecule
with something else, virtually any other molecule
that is available. If no other molecule is
available, it will eventually unite with another O1
atom in the same situation, and restabilize as O2.
Negative ions are electrically
charged particles which occur in nature during
thunderstorms. Ozone is a form of oxygen which has
been electrically energized, making it chemically
more active than oxygen, which is created naturally
during thunderstorms as lightning travels through
Negative ions attach themselves to airborne
particulates through a process known as ionization,
which then make the particulates heavier than the
surrounding air, causing them to drop and fall to
the ground. Ozone, being one of nature’s most
powerful oxidizing (odor removing) an agent,
attaches to airborne pollutants, and through the
process of oxidization, breaks down the molecular
structure and neutralizes, or destroys, the odor
producing pollutant. Together these two processes
act in concert with one another in nature to clean
and purify the air. That sweet smell after a
thunderstorm is ozone.
Ozone can be used as a
disinfectant, decolorizer, deodorizer,
detoxifier, precipitant, coagulant and for
removing tastes. Consequently, the use of ozone
should be considered when there is a need to
address any of these problems, and particularly
when there is suspicion of water borne
Ozone production on site,
via normal corona discharge, eliminates the
problems of transporting, storing and handling
of hazardous and dangerous materials.
For efficiency, ozone is
outstanding, as it is the most powerful and
effective broad spectrum microbiological control
or disinfecting agent available.
Ozone is the strongest
oxidant available for the treatment of odors.
Ozone kills airborne
pathogen & viruses.
Ozone is only partially
soluble in water; it is sufficiently soluble and
stable such that its oxidation or disinfectant
properties can be fully utilized
Ozone reacts with a large
variety of organic compounds resulting in
oxygen-containing organic by-products.