We receive lots of questions from our customers regarding the amount of ozone needed to remove odor from an object or place. While the details of the odor in your space or object make a difference in the amount of ozone needed, it is generally more successful to use a lower concentration of ozone for a longer duration than a higher concentration for a short amount of time.
For example, I had a canvas tool bag sitting in my garage that a cat had unfortunately urinated on. When I discovered the odor embedded in the tool bag from the urine, I decided to use ozone to eliminate the odor. I began by placing the bag into a plain cardboard box and ran a 40-gram ozone generator at approximately 8 percent and ran the line out. I ran the test for approximately 15 minutes.
I ran another test with the same bag in the same box. I used an ozone generator capable of .25 grams of ozone. This test was run overnight. The results were very interesting. The first test made my whole bag smell like ozone and the urine odor returned shortly after. The second test, on the other hand, was much more successful in eliminating the odor instead of just covering it up.
This is a great example of how it is not always the best solution to use high concentrations of ozone but instead give the ozone the adequate amount of time to penetrate and eliminate the odor. To learn more about using ozone to eliminate odor check out our information page, How Ozone Generators Work.
Since 1997, when ozone was declared to be Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in food processing in the US, wineries have embraced the use of ozone. Its use has been generally accepted and documented to be effective for barrel cleaning and sanitation, tank cleaning and sanitation, clean-in-place systems (CIP), bottle cleaning and sanitation, irrigation, and for general surface sanitation.
Because ozone is highly reactive and unstable, it makes for a perfect final, no-rinse sanitizer. By reverting right back to oxygen, ozone requires no special disposal system. It is safe for dissolved ozone in your water to go down the drains, because it won’t kill the bugs in you biomass, pollute your pond, or destroy beneficial bacteria in you septic system or wastewater treatment plant.
In addition to those great uses of ozone in wineries, there’s more! Ozone won’t harm stainless steel and most of the materials you use in your operation on a daily basis. Find out more about ozone compatibility at our website. When used correctly, it is regarded as a safe, and often times as a safer, solution over using SO2 or steam.
Read more about why you want to start using ozone in your wine business.
On this week’s Wednesday | Weekly Product to Watch we will be reviewing our UV-106 Ozone Analyzers. The UV-106 Analyzer uses the UV Absorption method of detecting ozone. The ozone measurement range of the UV-106 differs based on the model chosen. The UV-106L measures from 0-100ppm; The UV-106M measures 0-1,000ppm; The UV-106H measures 0-20% by weight. These compact units come with an easy-to-use interface and active sampling available via the built-in pump. This makes the UV-106 Analyzers perfect for laboratory use. The Internal Datalogging capability is also very helpful for ozone research applications and troubleshooting ozone production issues with your Ozone Generator. It is recommended that not more than 30 feet of tubing be used to transport the ozone to the UV-106 Analyzer for recording. The UV-106 units are typically plugged into the wall for power, but since it’s so compact in size and weighs only a few pounds, it can be paired with the B3 Battery to make it portable.
Contact our Monitor Department to learn more about the Ozone Analyzers that Ozone Solutions offers!
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Only an example. Final design will vary and include a handle.
Ozone Solutions is in the process of developing a brand new Turn Key series of oxygen concentrators. These units will be complete and ready to plug-in-play with a multitude of applications. All units will have a professional stainless steel, easy grip handle and will contain an air compressor in addition to one of our current OX-Series oxygen concentrators. By having all pieces in one ready-to-go box, transporting these products to job sites will be simple and easy. These Turn Key series products will have the ability to be mounted on a wall, attached to a cart, or even added to a current skid. The uses for these products will be virtually endless.
When you need pure oxygen for your mid-size ozone generator, the Ozone Solutions Turn Key oxygen concentrator is the perfect match for your application. The Research and Development on these products is almost complete and will begin the final production stage very soon.
If you are in need of a spare oxygen concentrator or just need one replaced, call Ozone Solutions and ask to speak to with one of our sales representatives today. They can assist you in securing your Turn Key Oxygen Concentrator system for delivery. Lead-time on these products will be 1-2 weeks.
Did you know that after a thunderstorm when you get that nice fresh clean smell, what you are smelling is Ozone? This is nature’s way of cleaning the air and making things fresh and clean!
But when that little thunderstorm becomes a BIG THUNDERSTORM, this can often times mean water in your basement. …Where ”fresh and clean” quickly turns into “musty and moldy”.
When natural disasters happen, lives are turned upside down. Whether it’s a flooded basement due to a hurricane, or possibly smoke damage from wildfires, ozone is commonly used through this restoration process.
After the affected area is cleaned and any demolition is complete, it is an Ozone Generator that is usually brought in to cleanse the air of any type of odor, bacteria, viruses, or mold spores. The reason that restoration companies use this technology is because ozone is the strongest oxidant available, and is also safe to handle when many other chemicals are not.
Did you know that Ozone is also a Green Technology?
When Oxygen is charged with electricity, it changes the O2 molecule into O3 (which is Ozone). Then after the ozone reacts with the odor, the 3rd molecule decomposes and turns back into Oxygen!
How Ozone Breaks Down Odor
Check out some of our other Journal Posts to explore more ways that Ozone is naturally awesome!
Are you ever curious about different products that Ozone Solutions offers? Do you want to learn more about what our products are used for? We are going to be starting something new on our journal beginning this week to answer all of your questions! Wednesday | Weekly Product to Watch will be starting this week. Each week on Wednesday, we will have a new post featuring one of the products offered by Ozone Solutions. Check back tomorrow for our first product to watch.
Many of the products that are offered by Ozone Solutions
On April 7, 2014 a very serious bug in openssl called Heartbleed was announced. This bug affects the security of nearly half a million websites world-wide. In response to this security flaw, we upgraded our web server to prevent malicious activity (it was updated the morning of April 8). As a further precaution, we have issued and installed new certificates for secure.ozonesolutions.com. Thankfully, we have been using perfect forward security since November 22, 2013 which limits the data attackers can utilize.
It is impossible for us (or anyone else) to know if any data was stolen before the patch was applied. As such, we strongly recommend changing your passwords on our site and any other affected sites (which there are thousands of). The use of perfect forward security prevents this attack from affecting previous data, but we still think changing your password is prudent.
Yesterday we released an update to our main website making it much easier to use on mobile devices. As the screen size gets smaller, our website will restructure the content automatically to fit the viewing area. Don’t worry, this isn’t a watered down version of our site; you will still be able to access the full* content of our website on your mobile device, it will just look better.
*Ok, so I hid a few elements, but 99% of the content is there
Today we are updating our main website’s navigation. We have implemented a new drop down menu which should make it easier to find the products or information that you need. We think that the new menu is less overwhelming and more useful at the same time. We have also added icons which should help distinguish our different product lines. Feel free to head over to our site and check it out!
This month we are introducing some new changes to our shipping pricing:
- Ozone Solutions is offering free ground shipping on orders over $50 for the month of February (US & Canada only). Head over to our main website and check it out! We are hoping to make the free shipping offer permanent, but for now you can count on it for the month of February.
- Fedex Shipping is cheaper. Since we are doing more volume than we used to, all of our Fedex shipping prices have gone down. Our fastest methods have even decreased by as much as 40%!
- As always, we offer reduced overnight shipping costs for 7-day rentals for customers who need their rentals quickly.