How Ozone Kills Pathogens

During the latest pandemic, many people are asking if ozone will kill bacteria or viruses.  The answer is ozone is a broad-spectrum treatment that has fantastic results.  And, you need no run the ozone generator for a long period to get the job done.  Connect your ozone generator to a timer to turn the machine on at night when people are not in the building.  The All Ozone generators have a built-in timer that will shut it off after the prescribed treatment.

Bacteria are single-cell microorganisms with a primitive structure.  All bacteria have an outer membrane.  Ozone blocks and disrupts the enzymatic system of the bacteria.  More importantly, ozone will break down the outer membrane that quickly destroys the bacteria.  Bacteria can thrive and multiple without a living host.

Viruses are much smaller microorganisms made of crystals and macromolecules.  Viruses do not survive for long outside of a host, but once inside a living host can multiply rapidly.  Ozone destroys most viruses by diffusing through the protein coating into the nucleic acid core.  This damages the RNA of the virus (ribonucleic acid).

This process happens rapidly with some pathogens destroyed in seconds with adequate ozone levels.  

  • Bacillus Bacteria is destroyed by 0.2 m/l in about 30 seconds
  • Bacillus Anthracis (Anthrax) is also susceptible to ozone
  • Bacillus cereus is a 99% kill after 5 minutes at 0.12 m/l in water
  • Cladosporium is a 90% kill at 0.10 ppm for 21. minutes
  • Diphtheria Pathogen is destroyed by 1.5 to 2 mg/l
  • Enterovirus Virus 
  • E-coli in clean or wastewater
  • Hepatitis A virus and Herpes virus
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Poliomyelitis virus
  • Salmonella bacteria

More and more people are using ozone generators with built-in timers to treat their home, office, daycare, medical office, or store when the building is vacant.  Return the next day to a pleasant reminder that the ozone generator has sanitized treated areas.