Ozone generator is certainly one of the novel inventions of man and this machine has for quite some time now been used both industrially and at home, for domestic use, in purifying and treating water, food, drinks and laundry. Ozone is an allotrope of oxygen, O3, and it is a highly oxidizing agent. It is this chemical property that makes Ozone one of the most useful chemical substances for the elimination of harmful microorganisms from our food and other materials without any form of environmental hazard whatsoever. Ozone rapidly dissociates into oxygen and this makes it very harmless even when consumed in large amounts.
This gas is particularly important considering the fact that bacteria and other pathogenic organisms have continued to be a menace to public health because they are ubiquitous and present in almost all edible substances whether food or drink. There presence in our food, water, drink or laundry can ultimately land us in hospitals where a great amount of money would be spent on medication and other hospital bills. To this end, ozone comes to the rescue
Its chemical properties are quite unique with a melting point of -192 degrees centigrade, a boiling point of -112 degrees centigrade and a molecular mass of 48grams/mol. It also has a density of 2.14kg/m3.
In food sterilization, an ozone generator can be used in eliminating harmful microorganisms because its property of oxidation would readily be used in decimating the cell wall of bacteria or any other microorganism and consequently kill them or render them inactive thereby preserving and treating your food. This is the same process used in the treatment of water.
Water can be effectively treated using an ozone generator because it eliminated odor from water caused by certain metallic ions, it destroys bacteria, fungi, protozoa or algae and removes any coloration from water making it pure, tasteless and wholesome for human consumption.
It can also be used I the treatment of laundry materials that are known to have been infested by micro-organism or hospital laundry materials used in surgery where sterility is required. Furthermore, other surgical instruments can be effectively used after been treated with ozone because of the sterility it confers on this instruments.
Finally, your baby’s feeding bottles, plates, spoons or other household kitchen utensils can be sterilized and made microbiologically safe with an ozone generator that produces this wonderful gas!
How to use an Ozone generator
Using an ozone generator is quite simple. All you need is to get a hose pipe and direct it into a sealed container containing your material which can either be food, water, surgical instruments, kitchen utensils or laundry. The hose transports the ozone generated to the container and treats the contents inside the sealed container. The ozone generator is then connected to a power source and left for some hours for effective treatment whose value is measured in parts per million(PPM)
You can save guard the ozone generator with a stabilizer or power guard incase of power fluctuations to protect the device from damage due to high or excessive voltage.