What is an Ozonator?


What Does an ozonator do?

An Ozonator is a device that produces Ozone.

What is Ozone? 

Ozone is an unstable trivalent oxygen molecule (O3)—said to be “unstable” because it readily decomposes to ordinary oxygen, which means for maximum effectiveness it must be manufactured “on site” for specific applications. This also means it doesn’t build up by “soaking into the walls”, so to speak.

It is considered a germicide because it pierces the cell wall of bacteria and virus microorganisms on contact, destroying them 3,000 times faster than chlorine, and without the side effects of chlorine. As a deodorizer, it “oxidizes” or binds with many organic compounds to effectively neutralize them.


What are the benefits of using an Ozonator?

Commercially, ozone has been used for purification of drinking water; treatment of industrial liquid wastes, such as cyanides and phenols; deodorization of sewage gases, rendering plant exhausts, and exhausts from other industrial processes; deodorizing air in buildings; food and plant preservation in cold storage; and sterilization of containers for aseptic packaging.

Privately, ozone has been used for purification of drinking water; “freshening” indoor air; certain types of oxygenation and oxidation therapy (along with hydrogen peroxide); and reducing bacterial and fungal counts indoors.

Manufacturers of Ozonators have commissioned studies to determine just what levels to recommend (well below the current national standard of .08 ppm—you can smell it at around .04 ppm), and most stop just short of saying you can leave the machine on 24 hours a day, year round.

There are many anecdotal stories in addition to the studies which support the benefits of ozonating indoor air, including reduction of allergies, assisted recovery from bacterial and fungal respiratory infections, and improved emotional well-being.

Over the past few years, domestic Ozonators have increased in popularity due to a more rational and truthful approach to ozone.

In the not too distant past, ozone was hailed as a dangerous substance, thought to cause various lung diseases from breathing in the smallest amounts. If this were true, we would have to live in an air tight rooms as large amounts of ozone are generated by lightning. The fresh smell after a thunderstorm is ozone. It is believed to be nature’s way of cleansing the atmosphere.

Ozone is a triatomic molecule (O3) consisting of three oxygen atoms. It is an allotrope of oxygen that is much less stable than the diatomic (O2, regular oxygen). It is a gas made from air and high voltage.

The injection of ozone into water produces tiny ozone bubbles, which saturate the water.

An Ozonator is more than just a water and oil sterilizer; we use ours for sterilizing food and air too.

Ozonating fresh perishable foods like meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, fruits and flowers increase shelf life and decrease shrinkage.

Ozonator Features: (vary by product)

  • No filters to change
  • Automatic timer
  • Continuous operation
  • Convenient wall mounting holes
  • Very high and very low output
  • Commercial systems
  • Domestic systems

We use our Ozonator all through the day.

We have the largest range of Ozonators available in the South African market.  Based on price and value we have some of the best Ozonators available worldwide.

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