There is an occasional issue that we hear about at the offices of the National Ozone Association, and that is over-treatment of house, room, or building during an ozone treatment. Think of ozone as you might any remediation or cleaning product. You can use too little or too much. Finding the right treatment pattern is critical for an effective job. And, the process may require more than ozone to do the job right.
Misinformation is to the Internet as rumors are to high school. The truth may be quite different from the rumor, but if it is repeated often enough ... the lie starts to sound like the truth. And, I have heard more than my fair share of half-truths and malicious rumors about ozone.
Best Ozone Generator has just introduced what seems to be the "Best 12 v Ozone Generator" on the market. This is not some Chinese import. This quality builder actually fabricates their cases and equipment in the United States. This means higher quality and far better support. And, since every ozone generator with any muscle is generally a 110 v system, using 110 v ozone generators in cars and trucks is less-than-handy.
Every application we address seems to have its own peculiarities. So, this section is basic in concept. If we consider ozone as a form of combustion, the concept is better understood. Ozone does not eliminate the VOC threat. It modifies that gas to what we expect to be a less volatile or harmful form. Because of the reactive nature of ozone, we do not want to inject ozone into the workplace. It is best applied in the exhaust air system allowing the opportunity for ozone to mix with the gases prior to exhaust into the outside
The National Ozone Association routinely hears from people about using ozone treatments to cancel or neutralize VOC type gases. The short answer is that ozone is quite effective in neutralize many VOCs, but take note that the gas does not go away (except by exhausting the air), but is converted or modified. If the modified end product is less volatile, the process is considered effective.
As we contemplate the revision of the NOAI.org website, we want it to be a fantastic resource. As you see from the StatCounter, NOAI.org reached more than 8000 visitors last quarter, and had more than 13,000 page loads. This is not an accident.
The interest in ozone as an environmentally-superior cleaning/sanitizing concept is encouraging. More and more, ozone has proven itself to be a great, natural solution. After all, ozone is just another form of oxygen. (O2 now formed as O3) This enriched form of oxygen must be used properly since it is a respiratory irritant when applied at higher levels.
Okay, it is time to separate fact from myth when it comes to using ozone generators for odor, sanitizing, and even mold treatments. The ozone hype on the Internet is all over the map. Some self-appointed "Ozone Gurus" make incredible claims about ozone, and "Ozone Critics" go out of their way to call ozone a hoax.
The best type of odor removal, beside the basic need to clean well, is an OXIDIZER. An oxidizer doesn't mask odors. They literally go to the source of the odor (usually organic) and change it from one form to another. The best example is iron that is oxidized as rust. Rust is not iron although it comes from iron.