Odors

Elimination of odor

Canadian Ozone Environmental Technologies has been manufacturing Uvonair® commercial and industrial ozonators since 1994. All Uvonair® products are manufactured here in Canada using only the highest quality components on the market today.

Ozone (O3), also known as “activated oxygen” or “atomic oxygen,” contains three oxygen atoms, rather than the two atoms that make up the oxygen (O2) we normally breathe. Ozone is one of the most powerful sterilizers in the world and can be used to kill bacteria, viruses and odors. Ozone is relatively easy to find in nature and occurs most often as a result of lightning strikes that occur during storms. Ultraviolet light from the Sun also creates ozone.

During an electrical storm, lightning in the atmosphere tears apart oxygen molecules, leaving individual oxygen atoms behind. These individual atoms quickly bond with surrounding O2 molecules to form O3 or ozone. That “fresh, clean, after the rain” smell we notice after a storm (and which has been synthesized in many fabric softeners) is most often the result of ozone formation in nature. Lightning is a natural air purifier. Our knowledge of ozone is directly related to the “ozone layer” that orbits the planet above Earth’s atmosphere and the damage it causes, making it a major news item over the past 35 years due to carbon emissions and pollution. The ozone layer in the lower stratosphere is also formed by molecular fission and fusion, but by short-wave ultraviolet rays from the sun rather than electricity. Coincidentally, it is the ozone layer formed by short UV waves that protects life on our planet from the longer UV waves in the spectrum.

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