What is Active Oxygen or Ozone?

Chemically, ozone is oxygen with an extra molecule added. Electrically, ozone is oxygen with a higher energy level. It is unstable and highly reactive.

There is a cycle of oxygen just as there is a cycle of water. Oxygen is released in photosynthesis by land plants and ocean phytoplankton (mostly diatoms), and rises up in the atmosphere about 25-30 miles, where it is energized by a part of the ultraviolet spectrum of energy from the sun, producing ozone. Ozone is heavier than air and begins to descend. It immediately attaches itself to airborne particles if it contacts them, oxidizing them, cleaning the air. If it encounters water vapour, it can attach itself to it, forming hydrogen peroxide. Rain and snow both contain hydrogen peroxide naturally. That is why plants grow better from rainwater than from irrigation.

At ground level, ozone attaches itself to all pollutants, oxidizing them and cleaning the air. It has been incorrectly blamed for smog. Ozone is present in smog only transiently at around 25 parts per hundred million.

Carbon monoxide is present in smog at about 3000 parts per hundred million, and hydrocarbons at about 100 parts per hundred million. Smog is produced by the photoelectric effect of the sun's rays acting on carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere, which are the end products when hydrocarbons are burned.

Ozone cannot be produced in the internal combustion engine because the hydrocarbon fuel quenches the spark gap. The ozone that exists in the atmosphere is produced by nature and it is attracted to pollutants because of opposite charge -- it attempts to oxidize them and clean the air. The problem is one of too little ozone to complete the job, not too much.

Ozone is also created near the ground by lightning. The fresh smell in the air after a thunderstorm is ozone. The amount of ozone created in an average thunderstorm is about three times the safe limit according to US EPA regulations.

The ancient Hebrew meaning of ozone is the breath of God. It was discovered in 1840 by Christian Friedrich Schonbein. Ozone is also referred to as activated oxygen. It contains three atoms of oxygen O3 rather than two atoms we normally breathe. When you lookup at the sky, the ozone layer is what makes it blue. Ozone cannot be stored or transported because of its unstable tendency to break down quickly, so ozone must be generated on site. Ozone is a colorless gas at ordinary temperatures composed of three oxygen atoms, and has a strong oxidizing power that is next to fluorine in nature. Its oxidizing power is said to be seven times that of chlorine, and its application has been in progress in diverse fields such as oxidization, disinfection, decolorization and deodorization. *Ozone uses a method for disinfecting microorganisms by its oxidative effect, and research on the disinfection has been in progress from long ago.

The life cycle of ozone is

Generation → Oxidation → Return to oxygen.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide, the partner to ozone, is more properly called oxygen water, since it is water with an extra oxygen molecule. It is found in rain and snow; the water at Lourdes; in fresh fruit and vegetables; and in colostrums, the first milk that a mother produces, where it provides a defense against infection until the baby's own immune system develops and is able to produce its own hydrogen peroxide. In the body's immune defense, hydrogen peroxide is released by T-cells to destroy invading bacteria, viruses and fungi. Blood platelets release hydrogen peroxide on encountering particulates in blood. Hydrogen peroxide is formed in the body by microbodies called peroxisomes, which combine water with oxygen, if sufficient oxygen is available. The importance of a high level of oxygenation is obvious. In the large intestine, acidophilus lactobacillus produces hydrogen peroxide, which keeps the ever-present candida yeast from multiplying out of control. When candida spreads out of the intestine, it escapes the natural control system and can gain a foothold in the organs of the body, causing what is called chronic fatigue syndrome and allergic hypersensitivity. Bathing in hydrogen peroxide is the best way to get it into the body, and is inexpensive. The recommended rate is 8 oz. of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide in a tub of unchlorinated water, soaking 30 minutes. Up to 3% hydrogen peroxide can be made by bubbling ozone through cold water for a period of time. The medical uses of hydrogen peroxide were pioneered in this century by Dr. Edward Carl Rosenow who did research and treatment at the Mayo Clinic for 60 years, and who wrote many papers on the medical uses of hydrogen peroxide. Used together, ozone and hydrogen peroxide offer the world a bright and healthy future in the coming century.

History of Ozone

In 1785, German named VANMARUM discovered a grassy flavor in fresh air after rain and at that time the name ozone was still unknown. Till 1842, German scientist, Schonbein first advanced that the flavor in the air after thunder and lighting. He thought that flavor was similar to the Greek word OZONE which means fresh air, so named it “OZONE”.

Ozone, with molecule formula of O3 and molecule quantity of 48.00, consists of 3 oxygen atoms, thus being called as “trioxygen”, “super oxygen”. It is a very unstable light blue gas and capable of self-dissolving into oxygen under normal temperature and pressure. So it cannot be stored, generally produced on site.

Ozone is a broad, effective, rapid, safe bactericide without secondary pollution, which can kill bacteria brood body, cell fungus, virus, protozoa cystica and damage meat toxic element. It was reported that ozone can kill bacteria like cloform bacillus, golden staphylococcus, salmonella, aspergillus, Iceland Penicillium, bacillus subtilis var. niger spores, natural germs and N.gonorrhoeae in fruits, vegetable and meat. Moreover, it can detoxify the residue of pesticide and abstergent, especially the common remnant pesticide like dichlorvos, dimethoate, DDT and hexachlorocyclohexane. The effectiveness of disinfection and sterilization depends on the ozone concentration, processing time, relative humidity and temperature. The mode of mechanism of disinfecting is that ozone takes effect on the cell membrane of bacteria so as metabolism deficiency to inhibit their growth till death. The mode of mechanism of killing virus is to destroy directly their DNA or RNA; disconnect the chemical bond directly to decompose the pesticide.

In recent several decades, the applied ozone technology has been developed prominently. In 1997, the EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) proved that: security of ozone technology to food freshing and disinfecting conformed to the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and approved by FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Now a day, ozone has been used widely in food industry, hospital, tap water, drinking water, cold storage, environmental protection, aquaculture, fishery, agriculture etc. The significant effect in disinfection, pesticide detoxification, air purification, food preservation, and odor elimination has been widely accepted and used in Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada. It is believed that the ozone product will play an important part in the welfare of mankind.

How is Ozone used?

Ozone is now known to be one of the most powerful disinfectants and oxidants and kills microbial contaminates like E.coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Giardia and Cryptosporidium more effectively than conventional disinfectants like chlorine. In fact, ozone kills E.coli more than 3000 times faster than chlorine, another popular but sometime ineffective disinfectant.

When generated, it seeps into crevices, carpets, drapes and furniture and under beds where normal air currents are minimal or non-existent. When the extra oxygen atom splits off from the ozone molecule, one of two things happen; disinfecting and oxidation. As a disinfectant, these atoms quickly destroy the bacteria, mold, mildew and the odors they cause when they come into contact and leave behind only oxygen.

Where are these purifiers used?

These air purifiers have been used for years by professional restoration companies to remove fire and flood odors. They are also found in major hotel chains, they use them to convert smoking rooms to nonsmoking rooms. Now you have access to his advance purifying technology to use in your home, office, basement or other area you wish to sanitize.

The Mechanism of Sterilization

The sterilizing property of ozone:

Ozone is recognized worldwide as the strongest and most effective germicide with a strong property of oxidation, germ killing, detoxification and deodorization. Scientific experiments in various countries have been proven that the sterilizing capability of ozone is 3 ~ 5 times as great as ordinary chlorine sterilizer. Its speed to sterilize is even 600 ~ 3000 times higher. It kills viruses, microbes and germs in a very short moment. It denatures the thallus coat protein by oxygenizing it and kills germ’s brood body, brood cell, virus and fungus. For colibucillus, streptococcus, fungus, staphylococcus aureus etc, its germiciding ratio is 99%.

O3 also kill hepatitis virus and coryzavius. The cells of a healthy human body have a balanced enzymatic system and a proper amount of O3 is not in any way detrimental to them. O3 reduces to O2 and is a healthful and environment-friendly germiciding substances. Its properties have found application in hospitals and families.

It has good suffusion and reduction but without residual toxicity and pollution. Its property in decomposition of chemical toxins, deodorization and bleaching is obvious. Therefore ozone is widely used in the fields of germ killing, freshness retaining and water purifying etc.

The concentration of “TIENS” Ozone is as high as 500 mg/h, so it is not necessary to add anything to it when it is used for long period of time for purifying and sterilizing the air or drinking water.

The air refreshing property of an ion

Modern experiments and observations have found that the health resorts and sanatoriums located in big forests or beside waterfalls always help people staying there feel relaxed and happy. Thus, their health conditions will be remarkably improved and even some of their diseases will mystically disappear. The mystery of all this can be explained that because the air there as an ion of very high concentration. Therefore people say an ion is the vitamin of the air. On the contrary, in a dry, dirty or smoky environment, such as deserts or a closed air-conditioned room or over-crowded bus, people will feel very uneasy or even worse, they will become sick. The reason why is simply because such environments lack an ion but is full cat ion, which deteriorate the air.

Medical experiments have discovered the following effects of high concentration anion.

  • It improves human-bodies metabolism; expedites the circulation of blood; relieve cardiovascular diseases.

  • It improves the functions of human body, help people feel relax and happy and restore their health.

  • It reduces anxiety, raise working efficiency.

  • It checks and kills germs and viruses; be helpful to the treatment of burns, bronchitis, gastric ulcer and some other diseases as well.

  • It refreshes the air, which is particularly beneficial to brain workers.

Application Scope


Water purification:

Insert the vent of the machine into the water container and run for 5 to 15 minutes, then ozone water in different consistency is ready, which can be drunk directly (waiting for several minutes after turning it off) or used for disinfection and sterilization (the proportion of water and running time is 10kg/10min).

Disinfection for instant food:

Immerse the food into water inside the container and cover up, then induce ozone for 5 to 15 minutes, you can enjoy food with ease.

Disinfection for Fruits and Vegetables:

Dip the fruits and vegetables into water inside the container, place the vents in the bottom of water, operate the machine for 5 to 10 minutes.

Effect: The residual pesticide, fertilizer and other poisonous materials will be removed. Operate the machine for 20 to 30 minutes; 5 to 10 kg of fruit or vegetable may be treated.

Keeping fresh of eggs, meat and Fish:

Place eggs, meat or prawns in water and induce ozone for about 15 minutes, the bacteria and other germs will be killed.

Effect: Moreover, the residual hormone, antibiotics and fungus will also be removed to make the meat fresher, and its fresh duration can be prolonged to 2 or 3 times as it used to be.

Treatment of crusted rice:

If the rice has been kept too long, odor will increase and virus and bacterial will propagate. Immerse the rice in water inside container and operate the machine for about 10 minutes before eating.

Effect: The mildew smell, residue pesticide and fertilizer will be effectively removed to give the freshness of the rice.

Keeping the rice or Soybean:

Put the vent into the receptacle containing rice or soybean, and run for about 10 minutes.

Effect: To avoid the breeding of worms, mould etc. and prolong its fresh insurance.

Cleansing of Shells and Sea Food:

Insert the vent into the container in which shells or other seafood are stored, operate the machine for 15 minutes, and the hepatitis virus will be killed. Besides, the expelling of sand by shells will also be improved.

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