Ozone, nature's way of keeping the air free of smell and healthy, can now be generated and controlled for its use in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

Ozone is a component which exists naturally in the Earth's atmosphere. Sometimes called activated oxygen, it is the clean, fresh smell we notice after a storm.

 

What is Ozone?
Ozone
, also known as "activated oxygen", is a gas which can be found naturally in the atmosphere. While the oxygen molecule is made up of two oxygen atoms (O2), the ozone molecule is made up of three (O3). The function fulfilled by ozone in nature is to purify the air destroying bacteria and contaminating elements.

Ozone is found naturally in gas state, and it is produced by ultraviolet rays or electrical discharges (for example, lightning). It manifests itself in the fresh smell felt after a storm, which is really the smell of ozone. The most effective method to produce it artificially, is by means of electrical discharges known as "corona effect", which alter the oxygen molecules in the air.

Ozone is highly reactive; it combines instantly with any unsaturated molecule to oxidize it, leaving innocuous elements as residues. Under normal circumstances it disintegrates in 20 to30 minutes. This is why it can't be stored in any way. To profit from its multiple benefits it must be produced constantly in the place where it is used.

Modern techniques use electronic methods for a constant, regulated production, injecting into the atmosphere of each place adequate quantities of ozone for each case. Nowadays, it is frequently used for decontamination, so much so that hundreds of great cities in the world have chosen ozone rather than chlorine for water treatment plants. In the atmosphere, its efficiency as bactericide, fungicide and deodorant has been highly proved.

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