Ozone vs. COVID-19
“Scientists have suggested that hand hygiene is sufficient to prevent infection, but we now know that the disinfection of the surrounding environment is also critical, as multidrug-resistant pathogens are present on all surfaces around patients.”
– Prof. Skrlin, MD and PhD Clinical Microbiology
According to the results of a laboratory experiment related to the ability of ozone to inactivate the SARS-Covid-1 virus, conducted by the National Laboratory P3 in China, led by Prof. Li Zelin, ozone is effective in killing the SARS virus inoculated on the kidney cells of green monkey, reaching a degree of destruction of the pathogen of 99.22%.
The virus found in Wuhan and the SARS virus belong to the group of coronaviruses. Researchers found that the new coronavirus was 80% similar to the SARS virus in their genomic sequences. In this regard, ozone is equally effective in preventing and controlling the new coronavirus.
Ozone is a by-product of oxygen that occurs in nature and represents a chemical compound-gas, which consists of three unstable atoms of oxygen and, as such, it is a highly oxidizing substance. As one of the most powerful and effective oxidizers on the planet, ozone gas is 3000 times stronger bactericide and germicide than chlorine and it requires less time for contact and lower concentrations for achieving the same effect of disinfection and sterilization. Due to its highly oxidizing potential, the atoms of the oxygen and their relatively unstable nature, ozone is able to react with different compounds, which are not easily oxidisable by other biocides. The characteristics of ozone are a prerequisite not only for high levels of productivity and safety, but also for exceptional versatility and flexibility in terms of application and activity.
In contrast to the typical chemical activity of other disinfectants to which some types of bacteria can build resistance, ozone neutralizes harmful organisms by causing destruction of the viroid or cell mebranes, damages the components of the nucleic acids and destroys the carbon-nitrogen bonds, achieving depolymerization. Ozone gas destroys the cell membrane, disperses the cytoplasm of the cell and makes its reactivation impossible. Thus, it is impossible for microorganisms to develop ozone-resistant strains, furthermore eliminating the need for a periodic change of utilized biocides. During this process, ozone decomposes into molecular and atomic oxygen, as the latter is classified as the highly reactive element that is interacting with the cellular matter of the microorganism.
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The ozone water disinfection method is an essential aspect of our professional expertise and activity for more than 27 years, with a track record consisting of more than 200 completed and implemented ozone generator systems across the world. Considering the current state of the global pandemic, OZONOLA is aiming to contribute to the process of combating and overcoming the on-going battle by designing and developing a variety of different scientifically-established, ozone-based products and services that are intended to minimize or completely prevent any potential negative outcomes caused by the existing epidemiology crisis.