Nowadays, the whole world is facing a pandemic that causes COVID-19. Information about the disease, possibilities of health protection, a large number of measures and possible treatments are now topic number 1. Disinfection is very important in the prevention, thus preventing the disease. In particular, compositions based on alcohol or chlorine are mentioned. However, ozone disinfection is less well known.
Ozone (O3) is a naturally occurring natural gas in small concentrations. For example, after the storm, we can feel its characteristic aroma (ozone – from the Greek word “ozein”, that “smell”). It has a very strong oxidizing ability and disinfecting effects. Due to its properties, for example, it is 3000 times more effective than chlorine. And also several times more effective than UV radiation (commonly used for air disinfection).
Its main advantages:
– when properly applied, it is able to kill most of the known bacteria, viruses, fungi, mites, allergens,… (for example, E-coli is up to 99.99% effective)
– does not leave any by-products of its action, does not contaminate the environment
– effectively removes unpleasant odors
– as gas penetrates to places where other disinfectants do not reach (corners, crevices, pores,…)
The inventor of E. W. von Siemens and Nikola Tesla also worked with the ozone generator more than 100 years ago. It turns out that ozone technology can be the right weapon to fight a pandemic right now and in the world today. There are more than 17 scientific studies showing that ozone gas is capable of destroying the SARS-CoV coronavirus (identified in 2003). Ozone disrupts the protective lipid layer of the virus, destroying it. And since the structure of coronavirus 2019-nCoV (new SARS-CoV-2) is almost identical to SARS-CoV, it is expected that ozone will effectively kill the new COVID-19 virus. The results showed that a high ozone concentration of 27.73 mg/l could inactivate the SARS virus in 4 minutes.
Right now it is appropriate to reflect on a highly efficient, environmentally friendly method of disinfection and to protect the health of ourselves, our loved ones, employees, customers… We all wish that we manage this difficult situation as best we can.
Here are some of the resources:
Ozone Can Be Used To Destroy The New Coronavirus And Disinfect Areas
Zdroj: Thailand Medical news Feb 05, 2020 2 months ago
Ozone gas has been proven to kill the SARS coronavirus and since the structure of the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus is almost identical to that of the SARS coronavirus, it is relatively safe to say that it will also work on the new coronavirus though it must be noted that there is no studies to date except one that is current ongoing n China at the Institute of Virology In Hubei with regards to this. Progress of that study has shown that it works and the study should be concluded by the end of this week and officially published in the journal Virology.
Ozone: A powerful weapon to combat COVID-19 outbreak
Zdroj: China.org.cn, February 26, 2020
According to results of the experiment on how ozone kills SARS virus conducted by the national P3 laboratory headed by Professor Li Zelin, ozone is effective in killing the SARS virus inoculated on green monkey kidney cells, realizing a killing rate of 99.22%. The virus found in Wuhan and SARS virus both belong to the coronavirus. Researchers found that the novel coronavirus is 80% similar to the SARS virus in their genome sequences. It is reasonable to predict that ozone is equally effective in preventing and controlling the new coronavirus.
EXAMINATION OF THE EFFICACY OF OZONE SOLUTION DISINFECTANT IN IN ACTIVATING SARS VIRUS
Zdroj: Chinese Journal of Disinfection, 2004-01
Ozone solution disinfectant at different concentrations was tested for inactivation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus. The results showed that the high concentration of 27.73 mg/L ozone could inactivate SARS virus in 4 min. The medium (17.82 mg/L )and low (4.86 mg/L) concentrations could also inactivate SARS virus with different speeds and efficacy.