Q: What is ozone?
A: Ozone is active oxygen O3. It occurs
naturally in the earths atmosphere to protect us from the sun's
Q: What are some uses of Ozone?
A: Some common uses is drinking water
purification, waste water purification, air purification, pool and
spa water purification, and now purification of mikveh water.
Q: How long has ozone used to purify
A: Since the late 1880's.
Q: How long has Ozone been used to
purify pool and spa water and removed odors from the air?
A: Over 50 years.
Q: How does ozone, used for
purification, affect the air we breathe?
A: The amount of ozone produced by an
Ozone Generator is insignificant to normal atmosphere we live in.
Excess ozone quickly converts back to oxygen. Note: DO NOT
Breathe concentrated ozone.
Q: Is ozone the same
A: No! "Smog" is air
pollution created by combustion polluters. While smog contains small
amounts of ozone, it is largely composed of harmful chemicals , and
as such contributes to the damage of the "ozone layer."
Q: If I use ozone in my
mikveh, will I help to replenish the "ozone layer?"
A: No. It takes such a
tiny amount of ozone to effectively purify water that any molecules
breaking free into the air are insignificant.
Q: Will ozone hurt me?
A: No! In the quantities necessary to
be effective, ozone is very gentle to humans and equipment in the
Q: Does Ozone have any odor?
A: Yes. Depending on the con
concentration, the odor ranges from slightly sweet to
Q: Will ozone kill bacteria?
A: Yes. It is one of the most
effective, complete bactericides of all Earth's measurable elements.
Q: How is ozone different from
A: In the quantities needed for water
purification, it has no noticeable odor, taste, or color. It is not
irritating to humans or equipment. Ozone purifies water and air very
quickly and efficiently 3,000 times faster than chlorine. Ozone
leaves no by-product except for pure oxygen. In contrast, chlorine
leaves a chemical by-product called hydrochloric acid and
additional salts in water application.
Q: Will ozone kill viruses?
A: Yes. Ozone kills virtually all known
forms of viruses in water and air .
Q: Will ozone reduce scum/foam lines
A: The scum lines will be greatly
reduced or eliminated.
Q: How is ozone produced?
A: Ozone can be produced in a
number of different ways. However, the most common method is
via untraviolet light generation and corona discharge modules.
Q: How does the corona discharge
A: The ozone module converts oxygen
(O2) molecules into active oxygen ozone (O3) molecules. This
all occurs instantly inside the ozone chamber in the ozone
Q: Can ozone damage my mikveh
A: No. In fact it is very gentle
to mikveh equipment. Applied properly, ozone is more gentle
than any other water purifier in existence.
Q: Can the ozone in my mikveh
irritate skin or eyes like chlorine?
A: No! Ozone is very gentle to
the skin and eyes.
Q: How long will ozone last in my
A: Scientific theory states that ozone
has a half life of about 22 minutes in water. However, recent
tests have proven that a measurable residual can be found after
several hours in clean water.
Q: Will water temperature affect
A: Wide variations in mikveh water
temperature will affect how well the ozone works. An ozone
generator should be designed and sized for maximum water temperature
Q: Will ozone affect my pH?
A: Ozone is pH neutral. It will
not adversely affect the pH.
Q: Do I still have to filter the
water as often?
A: Even without a filter, it is
effective against all bacteria and viruses.