What is Ozone?

DE NAME OZONE COMES FROM THE GREEK WORD "OZEIN" WHICH MEANS "FRAGRANCE". IT IS THE SO-CALLED ALLOTROPE FORM OF THREE OXYGEN ATOMS.

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While an ordinary oxygen molecule consists of two atoms (hence the designation O2), one ozone molecule combines three atoms of this element (which is why it has the chemical formula O3). This third atom tends to separate from the rest, which is why ozone is a strong oxidizing agent and easily enters various chemical reactions in combination with different types of impurities and harmful biological creations.

It is a gas, also known as “active oxygen”. In nature it occurs under the influence of UV radiation (photochemical reaction) and electrical discharges during storms (bioelectric reaction).

There are two ways to artificially generate ozone:

Using ultraviolet radiation.

The use of corona discharges that produce ozone by applying a high voltage value to a metal mesh between two dielectrics.

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