Ozone has a strong and fast effect on pathogenic bacteria such as: Salmonella, E. Coli, Clostridium, Cryptosporidium and also has a high ability to neutralize spores, cysts and many other micro-organisms. Bacterial, fungal and virus killing activity is used in ozone therapy in the fields of surgery, dermatology, ENT, ophthalmology, gynecology and dentistry, among others. In addition, it is used for sterilizing tools that are sensitive to high temperature and moisture in healthcare.
It already has a bactericidal effect at a concentration of 13 μg / dm3. The bactericidal effect of ozone is about 50 times more effective and 3000 times faster than chlorine.
Unlike other chemicals, ozone is not only harmful to living microorganisms, but also viruses. By attacking and oxidizing the cell walls of microorganisms, ozone reacts with microscopic organisms of bacteria, viruses and fungi causing their destruction. In addition, ozone also removes vapors from organic substances such as solvents, petrol, lacquer, paint, natural and synthetic oils and many others.
Ozone is not a strong poison, but a very strong oxidant. The minimum ozone concentration at which disinfection starts is the value of 1 g ozone per 10 m3 space (0.1 g / m3). Unlike complex chemicals, ozone is biodegradable to pure oxygen and thus does not leave any toxic breakdown intermediates. It does not pollute the environment and does not accumulate in the tissues of living organisms.