There is a lot of talk about ozone and whether, if utilised correctly, it can neutralise the effects of Coronavirus. Reuters reports in August 2020 that Japanese researchers have discovered that low concentrations of ozone can neutralise Coronavirus particles, which could be one of the tools in fighting this pandemic.
But why Ozone?
Ozone is the first choice for professional cleaning companies and has been proven effective as a disinfectant in hospitals, hotels, restaurants and businesses. As a deodoriser, ozone has been shown to have no rival for removing unwanted smells, especially those tough organic-based odours, such as those from cooking and pets.
Some of the benefits of using our air purifiers are:
- It is an effective solution – no expensive masking agents that don’t last, and no costly installations that only have a nominal effect.
- It has no harmful by-products – a key advantage of ozone over other types of deodorisers is that it reverts back to oxygen within 15 to 30 minutes after use.
- Only ozone will work on proteins, the most stubborn of all odour molecules. Odours that emanate from food or animal decay, such as rodents, have long resisted other chemical deodorising attempts, but only ozone has the potency to neutralise these contaminants.
- Virtually all organic odours are neutralised by ozone, including cooking odours and all bacteria and fungus contaminants.
- Ozone gas banishes smoke odours in smoke-damaged homes and buildings by permanently removing smoke odour molecules that infiltrate all porous surfaces.
Japanese researchers have stated that low concentrations of ozone can neutralise Coronavirus particles, potentially providing a way for examination rooms and waiting areas to be disinfected, cutting down the rate of infection.
Reuters also reports that scientists at Fujita Health University told a news conference they had proven that ozone gas in concentrations of 0.05 to 0.1 parts per million (ppm), levels considered harmless to humans, could kill the virus. This was discovered by an experiment using an ozone generator in a sealed chamber with a sample of Coronavirus. The potency of the virus declined by more than 90% when subjected to low level ozone for 10 hours.
Fun fact “Ozone is the most powerful, natural sanitizer of air”.
Says the lead researcher Takayuki Murata, “Transmission of the Novel Coronavirus may be reduced by continuous, low-concentration ozone treatment, even in environments where people are present, using this kind of system, we found it to be particularly effective in high-humidity conditions.”
Fujita Medical University Hospital, in Aichi prefecture central Japan, has installed ozone generators to reduce infection in waiting areas and patient rooms. The university has also performed a clinical trial of Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s 4901.T Avigan drug on COVID-19 patients.
Did you know? “Ozone is manufactured on site from air, the systems are small, compact and require low maintenance.”
Ozone, a form of oxygen in which the molecule contains three atoms instead of two as in the common form, is known to inactivate many pathogens, and previously experiments have shown that high concentrations, between 1-6 ppm, were effective against the Coronavirus but potentially toxic to humans.
Ozone technology is a cheap, safe and effective tool for neutralising most unwanted odours and indoor air pollutants, and has been used with great success in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, hospitality, and food and beverage industries, to name a few.
We have supplied over 5,000 ozone units locally, including exclusive residential developments like Eden Island, Pinnacle Point, and Zimbali. If you want to look at our reliable range of ozone air purifiers that can help you beat infection, you can find our portable generators on our website here, or get in touch with us to discuss your needs.