Whenever someone new hears about ozone, they seem driven to repeat the Boogie Man: story that "ozone is toxic and is a serious health concern." This comes from an EPA statement based on a study that showed that ozone can cause respiratory irritation. It is even speculated that there is a lethal level of ozone although no one has been known to die of ozone. So, let's take all that one face value because it has some common experience that we can recognize.
Those seeking to go into the ozone business always run into the one common question. "What kind of ozone generator should I Buy?" There is a growing sense that buying a big machine is best, but let's think that through a bit. While it is true in the odor removal and sanitizing business that "Bigger is Better" there are more things to consider when it comes to your purchases. Basically, the volume of ozone output (measured in grams (g) or milligrams (mg) is diluted into the air.
Hotels are very concerned for the impression and safety of their facilities, and they are very willing to step up when they find an idea that really works. Many hotels have heard that ozone clears out odors, sanitizes the room, and even kills the bugs that guests hate. Often, a manager of a hotel reads an article like this one or has actually hired an odor removal service using ozone. It doesn't take long before he considers buying an ozone machine and cutting our the middle man.
Everyone wants to know, "Does it really work?" The answer is "Yes, it does." Ozone is a very effective odor elimination tool. The process employed is called oxidation. The most rapid form of oxidation is fire. Another form is rust. Odors like urine give off ammonia-type odors as bacteria feed on the dried urine. It is a slow process that can take a long time. What would happen if we could speed that process up a hundred fold? We do not need to introduce more bacteria to speed things up.