What is ozone?
The molecular formula of ozone is O₃. A sky-blue fishy odor gas, dark black in liquid form and blue-black in solid form. Ozone is found mainly in the ozone layer in the lower stratosphere, 20 km from the Earth’s surface. It absorbs, blocks, and weakens shortwave ultraviolet rays that are harmful to the body, preventing them from reaching the Earth.
Ozone disinfection is a lysis level method, complete sterilization, no residue, broad-spectrum sterilization, can kill bacterial propagules and budding spores, viruses, fungi, etc., and can destroy botulinum toxin. O3 is a non-polluting disinfectant because it can quickly diffuse into the whole sterilization space and sterilize the dead space. The traditional sterilization methods, whether ultraviolet light, or chemical fumigation, are not thorough, have dead ends, heavy workload, have residual contamination or odor, and have the potential to harm human health. If disinfected with ultraviolet light, it is ineffective in places where the light does not reach and has disadvantages such as decline, weak penetration, and lack of longevity. Chemical fumigation also suffers from shortcomings, such as poor bactericidal effects against highly resistant bacteria and viruses.
Reactive oxygen (ozone) sterilization is recognized worldwide as a green, broad-spectrum, highly effective sterilizing agent due to its strong oxidizing properties. Widely used for drinking water disinfection, air disinfection in health care institutions, ozone is automatically reduced to oxygen after 30-40 minutes, with no chemical residual secondary contamination. The fields of application are sterilization cabinets, fruit, and vegetable detoxification machine, gynecological treatment instrument, food processing, drinking water filling sterilization equipment, etc.