Why are UV ozone
generators a better choice than corona discharge ozone generators?
(For all air or surface sterilization
Shock treatment applications such as
MOLD, Smoke, Fire odors, musty smells, flood odor,
protein decomposition odor, germ and virus remediation, etc.)
The Biggest difference between corona discharge and UV ozone
generation methods is that UV ozone generators have stable ozone
output levels throughout humidity ranges, while the output of corona
discharge ozone generators is significantly reduced by just moderate
humidity levels such as 40–70% (ozone output is reduced by approx. 40-70%
with 40-70% humidity). In addition, with UV ozone generators, the cleaning
requirement is almost eliminated compared to corona discharge ozone
generators. Also, the ozone produced from a UV ozone generator is cleaner
(no nitric acids) and smells better than ozone produced from corona
discharge machines, and is just as powerful and often more powerful as ozone
produced by corona discharge
UV ozone generators include
UV PRO 550, UV PRO 550AT, UV PRO 1100AT,
UV PRO 2800,
UV PRO 4000, and
UV PRO 6800
|If you need an ozone
generator with adjustable ozone output, two new models, the UV PRO
550AT or UV PRO 1100AT are ideal. The "AT" stands for
Adjustable with 48 hour Timer. These models produce the cleanest
and sweetest ozone ever possible - adjustable down to very low levels or
high levels for shock treatments and are much more dependable than
corona models on the market! Please call 330-497-6900 for
information or to purchase.
Research Patents for False
"Zero Nitrogen Oxides"do not
"Zero Nitrogen Oxide Elements"do
It is important to understand
that there are basically only two (2) types of ozone generation technology:
One is corona
discharge, (lightening) and the other is
U.V. (ultraviolet ozone producing systems -
such as our
UV PRO 6800). (Ozone is produced in nature from other sources as
well including waterfalls and certain chemical reactions, we are only referring to
man made ozone.)
These are the only two man made
technologies known to produce ozone. Man made Ozone is simply produced by one
of these two means.
All corona discharge generators
use plates or tubes and
glass, mica or
ceramic and metal. Every company selling
corona discharge ozone generators has plates in their generators
whether they are enclosed, encased, tubular, or an open
design like ours.
If another company claims they are
using a new and different technology, other that the plate / glass (etc.)
system, but they say they sell corona discharge
ozone generators, remember that corona discharge
is the name of this plate/tube technology!
Also, a company making these
statements would certainly explain the differences with this "new technology",
and how exactly it works, - especially if the claimed "new technology" were
It is easy to understand that;
if a claimed new technology were patented, the patent would protect that company
from competitors copying the design, allowing the patent owner to advertise and
explain the technology to the whole world, which in turn allows the company to
profit greatly from it's invention. So if you find a company that simply will
not explain the technology they say exists, it is most likely a scam to gain sales.
Furthermore, the production of a gas or the properties of a gas cannot be patent.
Only the physical design of an apparatus may be patented. be sure to read the
information we provide about
Patents for "Zero
It is also important to understand
that "elements" do not play a large part in the
production of nitrogen oxides or nitric acid - only the feed gas can change the
properties of the gas produced. This is a simple
matter of basic chemistry. There is no such thing as a
Zero Nitrogen Oxide ozone element.
I have noticed that another web site, auction,
or company has claims that the ozone generators they sell do not produce
NITROGEN OXIDE, and
that larger fans in the units create more.
Do not believe claims about corona discharge ozone
generators that claim "zero" or "no nitrogen oxides". ALL CORONA DISCHARGE OZONE
GENERATORS CREATE A SMALL AMOUNT OF NITROGEN OXIDES" unless they were to use
pure oxygen for feed gas, dry air, and have absolutely no metal of
any kind in the generation chamber. The amount produced is negligible,
approximately 1/100 of the amount of ozone being produced. In an ozonated area
that is safe to occupy (>0.04 ppm) the nitrogen oxide level would be around
0.0004, well below the safe level.
Some companies have used a
nitrogen oxide testing method that does not work, Draeger gas testing tubes
and Matheson gas detector tubes for nitrogen are not usable in an ozone
environment. Both companies state in their
instructions that they will not give an accurate reading in an ozone
environment. Draeger say's that the nitrogen oxide tests are "not
compatible with an ozone environment" and: Matheson states that "the
stained layer is decolorized by ozone"
tested our equipment with the Matheson gas testers and came up with 0 nitrogen
oxides , However we know that, THE TESTS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO MEANING
WHEN DONE IN THE PRESENCE OF OZONE so we do not claim absolute zero.
The Draeger and Matheson gas test tubes use a small glass tube
that contains cotton type batting inside that is soaked in a special chemical
regent. The tubes are inserted into a special pump that draws a calibrated
amount of air through it. The regent discolors up the length of the tube which
is marked with concentrations. The problem is that as soon as the regent
changes color it is bleached or " discolored" by the ozone and shows no
reading, thus zero nitrogen oxide readings are obtained.
FAN SIZE AND ITS FUNCTION Pertaining to the
production of Nitrous oxides:
A higher volume of air passing through the corona
discharge process may actually help to reduce any nitrous oxides produced as heat
plays an important part in the production of nitrous oxides. The more heat build-up,
the more nitrous oxides may be produced. Stronger fans reduce the heat build-up of
the corona discharge process and components, thereby reducing the nitrous oxides
produced, and more air passing through the ozone elements can often produce more
ozone. There is a scientifically determined optimum speed for each of our different
models, matching the airflow to the process, taking any guesswork out of the
Do not believe any claims that slower fan speeds produce less nitrous oxides, as the
opposite may be true. A website or individual that claims zero nitrous oxides
produced, or that the larger the fan the higher the nitrogen oxide output, is simply
trying to set their products apart making them sound better to generate more sales.
UV ozone generators, such as the
UV PRO 6800 no not create
nitrous oxides in the process of
carries both corona discharge and UV ultraviolet ozone generators. With ambient air systems, UV ozone generation is superior because of
stable high outputs and reduced cleaning/ maintenance. UV Ozone Generators:
UV PRO 550,
UV PRO 2800,
UV PRO 4000,
UV PRO 6800
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New patented design
claims: No cleaning required claims
Be careful about purchasing any ozone
generator that claims:
" NO CLEANING OR MAINTENANCE REQUIRED ". We have
tested several different brands and models as well as speaking with several of the
sellers, they are either disposable or you MUST purchase costly replacement
elements, UV tubes, or other parts instead of cleaning. These replicable,
uncleanable elements or tubes cause the ozone production to slowly reduce over time
until they finally stop working. Our ozone generators are designed to last for years
to come and carry a 6 year warranty to prove it. When maintained properly the corona
elements will last 4 full years maintaining a steady amount of ozone production, the
unit itself will last much longer. That's a lot of continuous use!
Patents for "Zero Nitrogen Oxides"do
Patents from any company, person, or
manufacturer for "Zero Nitrogen Oxides" do not exist. If you find this
claim, ask for patent numbers and be sure to search the patents and read what the
invention is for. You will find that any, and every company
out there making this claim has falsified what the patent is for.
The only patents found are for reducing noise.
Any company with valid patents will
list the patent numbers. If an invention is patented, the company will proudly
advertise and make reference to the patent number. That's what a patent is for...so
no-one else can take the idea.
Our units have the right components
and the right type of fans in them to already be as quiet, or quieter than any other
forced air corona discharge ozone generator on the market.
PATENTED DESIGN ", we have yet to truly see a "new" ozone generator
element design, they are simply a different ground electrode shape, mounting design,
etc. ALL are plate, screen, and glass, mica, or ceramic corona elements
regardless of claims.
companies even try to fool you into thinking that the patent covers nitrogen oxide
and states that they are nitrogen oxide free. We have researched all such patents.
THERE IS NO MENTION OF REDUCED OR ELIMINATION OF NITROGEN
OXIDES IN ANY OF THEM UNLESS THEY ARE USING PURE OXYGEN instead of the
air we breathe. Click
here to do
a US patent search for yourself or insist that the supplier supplies a
laboratory test sheet.
o3ozone does have ozone generators
that produce actual 0.0 nitrogen oxides. Please see our
Ultra-Pure Ozone Generators with air driers, or OXYGEN Generators
These units are true no
maintenance ozone generators.
Also, the UV ozone generators on this site produce zero nitrogen oxides.
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