How Ozone Works
What is Ozone?
Ozone (O3) is a highly reactive gas composed of three oxygen atoms. It is both a natural and a man-made product that occurs in the Earth’s upper and lower atmosphere. When man-made, it’s generated by an electrical discharge through dry air or pure oxygen. As a disinfectant, ozone is the strongest oxidant of the common disinfecting agents such as hydrogen peroxide, bleach, and iodine. It’s a colorless gas at all concentrations and has an odor usually associated with thunder storms.
How does it disinfect?
Ozone has highly reactive properties that simply react with bacteria or viruses to destroy it on contact. Basically, both bacteria and viruses have a membrane or coat that protects them and keeps them alive. Ozone is able to break through these outer walls to eradicate the microorganism. And ozone is really good at getting into small, hard to reach crevices in sports equipment that is often missed with other cleaning methods.
- Kills up to 99.99% of bacteria in sports equipment, not just what’s on the surface
- Doesn’t allow microorganisms to mutate
- Greatly reduces the risk of infection
- Eliminates odor-causing bacteria
- Chemical-free and safe to use