Ozone simply is not just a protective layer which spreads above above our heads at the height 25 to 35 kilometers above Earth surface.
Ozone – active oxygen, is an incredibly versatile and active element which has a significant effect on the human organism as well as on the whole Earth.
The ozone molecule consists of three oxygen atoms, while the regularly present oxygen we normally breath contains two oxygen atoms.
Ozone is formed by the effect of electrical discharges in the air or short-wave ultraviolet radiation (UV-C) which strike ordinary oxygen molecules. This happens in a two-step reactive process: in the first step, the delivered energy breaks an oxygen molecule which forms two separate oxygene atoms; these atoms are in fact two highly reactive single-atom radicals which immediately pair with a free electron originating from another biradical oxygen molecule. This process forms the resulting trioxygen, the inorganic molecule termed ozone.
O2 + hv → 2 O
O2 + O → O3
At normal temperature and regular air pressure conditions in the ambience, ozone appears as a blue gas with a pungent odour that we can perceive at concentrations lower than 0,1 ppm (sensitivity differs individually). During cooling, ozone condenses to a dark blue liquid and then turns into a dark blue solid substance. Ozone is a strong oxidizer, and its reaction
2O3 → 3O2
decomposes into normal oxygen. The reaction accelerates with rising temperature and air pressure. The ozone-oxygen cycle which involves ozone decomposition into diatomic (ordinary) oxygen, is accelerated in the presence of certain chemical compounds or radicals, i.e. fluorine and chlorine atoms (see ozone layer tag). Higher concentrations of ozone result in a harmful substance. Low concentrations of ozone were proven to have caused mutagenicity of bacteria, while higher concentrations of ozone were proven to have a liquidating effect on microorganisms.
Ozone is globally recognized as the most ecological and most efficient shield to protect human health. Ozone has a strong oxidizing ability, it can react with a wide spectrum of chemical substances and it has a strong degradation effect on pesticides.
Used as a powerful disinfectant, ozone efficiently eliminates bacteria, viruses, mold, parasites and other microorganisms. Ozone has become an indispensable aid in many areas, especially health service, food industry, water treatment, and other.
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Ozone – the most powerful oxidizing agent for medical and technical purposes
Oxygen is and oxidizing agent, while ozone has much stronger effects.
Ozone is the most powerful oxidizing agent on Earth available for the humankind. Ozone technology and applications are frequent. The powerful oxidative capacity of ozone to degrade high-molecular compounds and decompose toxic aromatic compounds.
Devices based on OZONE developed for professional and household applications are intended for sanitary protection in many areas, i.e. health and lifestyle, disinfection without chemicals, air conditioning systems cleaning, odour removal, water disinfection and disinfection of swimming pools or interiors. Ozone is an efficient natural disinfectant which destroys fungus and parasites, it eliminates bacteria, mold, various microorganisms and allergens, and it neutralizes odours.