We’re proud to be leading the way for effective odour removal with quality Ozone generation technology. 

Ozone is at the forefront of deodorising and bacteria-eliminating technology. A triatomic form of oxygen, the Ozone molecule has emerged as a powerful solution across numerous industries, from water treatment and air purification to food preservation and beyond. In today’s blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the science behind ozone generation technology, uncovering its mechanisms, applications, and the transformative impact it can have in both domestic and professional settings.

What is Ozone?

First things first, let’s talk about what Ozone is exactly. 

In simple terms, Ozone (O3) is an unstable form of oxygen (O2), and is also known as ‘activated oxygen’ or ‘trivalent oxygen’. You may be interested to learn that Ozone actually makes up approximately 20% of the air that we breathe on a day-to-day basis, occurring naturally in the environment. Ever enjoyed the fresh smell in the air that follows a thunderstorm? Well, that’s Ozone for you.

How is Ozone created?

The science behind Ozone generation technology is pretty straightforward. 

The Ozone molecule is created naturally in the atmosphere through either electricity, photosynthesis, or by ultraviolet radiation from the sun’s rays. When diatomic oxygen (O2) comes into contact with one of these forces, the structure of the molecules is altered, and they are split into individual oxygen atoms. In turn, these individual atoms combine with diatomic oxygen molecules, forming the molecule that we know as Ozone. Ozone can potentially be generated by any energy source that is powerful enough to split the oxygen molecule. 

By its very nature, this molecule is an incredibly powerful oxidising agent and disinfectant. Ozone is able to deliver on its oxidising potential by breaking down the chemical bonds of organic compounds, such as the cell walls of microorganisms. Because Ozone disrupts and lyses the cell walls, the contents of the cell become exposed to oxidation and inactivation. 

This is how the Ozone molecule achieves oxidation, disinfection, and decomposition, and how it is able to destroy common bacteria, mould, viruses, and parasites, including E-coli and MRSA. What’s more, as a disinfectant Ozone is notably more effective and safer than both chlorine and chlorine dioxide.

What is Ozone used for?

Ozone is a powerful gas that is diverse in its applications and is used in a range of different settings through Ozone generation technology. Some of the main functions of Ozone include:

  • Food preservation: Ozone’s ability to destroy bacteria, yeasts, moulds, and parasites makes it ideal for use in the food industry. Extensive research has demonstrated that Ozone not only sanitises foods, enhances their microbial safety, and effectively removes residual pesticides but can also extend the shelf life of food products, including spices, meats and poultry, fish, dairy, and fresh produce.
  • Odour removal: Ozone is an incredibly effective deodoriser, creating an atmosphere that feels naturally fresh. The Ozone molecule doesn’t simply mask foul smells, it eradicates them completely by breaking down and destroying the gas molecules that form the basis of unwanted odours. Because it reacts with contaminants in the air and water, and those present on surfaces such as fabrics, walls, and ceilings, Ozone generation technology is able to effectively eliminate any unwanted odours associated with cigarette smoke, mould and mildew, rubbish, food and cooking, people, and animals.
  • Bacteria elimination: Ozone is able to destroy bacteria through a process known as Lysis, by which cell wall membranes are broken down, thus compromising the integrity of the cells. Due to the method of oxidation that Ozone triggers, no bacteria is immune from Ozone. To effectively eradicate bacteria, Ozone can be injected either into the air, or into water.
A young woman closes her eyes and enjoys the fresh scent of a room.

Where can Ozone generation technology be used?

Ozone is a naturally-occurring molecule that has been harnessed through Ozone generation technology in order to bring the deodorising benefits into a variety of settings. This technology has a wide range of applications and has been used for many years in industry. 

Recent developments in Ozone technology have enabled its use in domestic and working environments, too. As such, Ozone products can be used to alleviate odours and eradicate bacteria in environments such as living areas, workspaces, bedrooms, washrooms, and are widely used in homes, hotels, hostels, care facilities, and a range of different businesses.

Using Ozone safely

In low concentrations, Ozone generation technology can be safely employed in domestic settings to clean the air and remove unwanted odours although some products should only be used in unoccupied spaces.

When you’re using a product for the first time, ensure you carefully read the instructions, closing all of the windows in the space and turning on the Ozone generator as directed by the manual. If the product you’re using is only suitable for unoccupied areas, make sure to remove pets and plants from the space before using the product.

Which Ozone product is best for me?

This depends on what you need the product for, and what kind of setting you’ll be using it in. A comprehensive list of our products here at Ozone Direct is as follows:

  • Air2San: The Air2San is a powerful, professional solution for eradicating harmful bacteria, and was specially developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is ideal for use in hotel rooms, bars, boats, waiting rooms, offices, mechanic workshops, and indoor spaces in general, offering a fully automated process.
  • Continental: The Continental is an Ozone generator that is hardwired into your wall or ceiling and releases Ozone on a timed basis, meaning it is safe for use in occupied areas. It is an ideal product for toilets, washrooms, urinals, baby-changing facilities, and care homes, and is also a popular choice for settings such as butchers and fish mongers.
  • Corona: The Corona is a small, portable Ozone generator that is designed to be used in unoccupied areas, and is ideal for any place where strong odours are present. 
  • Cubo: Cubo is a WiFi enabled Ozone generator that you can control from your mobile device. The unique system of the Cubo means that a room can be quickly treated and reoccupied within 20 minutes.
  • Mini O3: The Mini O3 is our smallest and most portable Ozone generator, offering a fantastic alternative to fragranced plug-in products. With a pre-programmed timer, this product can be used whilst an area is occupied.
  • Ozone Cabinet: The Ozone Cabinet is a transportable generator complete with railings and shelves, and is designed to clean and deodorise clothing and footwear. It is ideally suited for work uniforms, costume hire, and theatres.
  • Titan: The Titan Ozone generator is ideal for treating large areas with odour problems, such as factories and warehouses. It is WiFi enabled and remote-controlled.

How can Ozone Direct help?

Here at Ozone Direct, we are proud to have been working at the cutting edge of research and development for Ozone generation technology for over 15 years

Our high-quality Ozone solutions are used in homes and businesses across the UK, helping to safely eradicate odours and create clean, fresh, healthy air in a wide range of settings. If you’re looking for the perfect solution for troublesome odours, we’re sure to have the perfect product for your needs. 

Looking to eradicate foul odours and create a clean, fresh environment? Contact us and one of our team will be happy to help you find the right solution for your needs.