MAX-Series Oxygen concentrators

We have recently started selling the MAX-Series of oxygen concentrators. This is a great addition to our oxygen concentrator line-up. We believe these units are a higher build-quality, at a lower cost, than the other units we have been selling, and have faster lead-times.

Max Pro O2 Series Oxygen Generator
MAX-10 Oxygen Generator

The MAX-Series oxygen concentrators are available in three sizes:

  • MAX-5 = 5 LPM (10.5 SCFH) oxygen at 7 PSI
  • MAX-8 = 8 LPM (16.8 SCFH) oxygen at 15 PSI
  • MAX-10 = 10 LPM (21 SCFH) oxygen at 21 PSI

The MAX series of oxygen concentrators has the following features that are shared by many other brands of oxygen concentrators:

  • Built-in flow-meter
  • Flow adjusting knob
  • Vibration isolation feet for air compressor
  • Replaceable compressed air filter
  • Mounting/leveling feet
  • Hour-meter

The MAX Series has features that are exclusive to this device that set it apart from the other lines we sell.

  • Built-in oxygen purity meter alarm
  • Oxygen filter
  • Air cooler and moisture trap to remove bulk-moisture from the compressed air supply

Learn more about the MAX-Series at the great video we put together below:

Should you have questions about these units, or any oxygen generator we sell, please contact our technical sales staff for help.

Ozone is a potential treatment for the Corona Virus

A paper was recently published by the Journal of Infection Diseases and Epidemiology that is promoting the use of ozone as a treatment for the Corona virus. Worth a read for sure.

Abstract:

Many viruses require reduced sulfhydryl groups for cell fu-sion and entry. Corona viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (the cause of the condition now named coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19), are rich in cysteine, which residues must be intact for viral activity. Sulfhydryl groups are vulner-able to oxidation. Ozone therapy, a very inexpensive and safe modality may safely exploit this critical vulnerability in many viruses, inclusive of SARS-CoV-2

Read full paper HERE

Ozone in the news

Recently ozone has gained a great deal of interest in the news. There is a role for a powerful disinfectant like ozone to play in the fight against COVID-19. Due to this, the use of ozone is finally gaining some worldwide attention.

For your reading pleasure we have compiled a few of the recent news stories. Have more? Send them to us, we’ll add to the list.

Texas Right to Know Calls on US to Consider COVID-19 Ozone Therapy After It Shows Promise in Italy

‘Oracle Water System’ Represents Device for Preventing COVID-19 in Korea

Dallas mattress-cleaning company using its technology to clean N95 masks for reuse

Coronavirus: Hong Kong scientists look into disinfection and reuse of face masks

Ozone generators and UV light: Will alternative disinfectants work on coronavirus?

Jeanologia Converts Ozone Technology for Sanitization During COVID-19 Pandemic

Rosatom’s scientists invent new ozone-based disinfection device

Could ozone generators kill off the Coronavirus?

Greeley Auto Spa offering free ozone treatment

Ozone Can Be Used To Destroy The New Coronavirus And Disinfect Areas

We are not endorsing any of the claims made in any of these articles. We are however celebrating the attention given to the power of ozone as a viable disinfectant. We hope this new awareness continues long after the COVID-19 crisis has subsided.

Ambient air Ozone Scrubber

New Product! Destroy ozone safely in ambient air with the CDA-250 catalytic ozone scrubber.

Catalytic ozone scrubber destroys ozone in ambient air at an air flow-rate of 250 CFM.  Built-in fans flow air past catalyst material designed to revert ozone safely back to oxygen.90% efficient at 250 CFM air flow-rate.

Ambient air ozone scrubber
CDA-250 Ozone Scrubber

Features:

  • 250 CFM airflow rate from internal fans
  • Catalytic material is used for long-life
  • >90% ozone destruction efficiency at high ozone levels
  • The catalyst material is replaceable 
  • Magnetic levitation fans are used for longevity
  • No steel ball bearings or other oxidizable metal parts are used
  • Destruct catalyst is at the inlet, electrical components and fans are exposed to lower levels of azone only.
  • Fans operate on 24 VDC for safety
  • External UL listed 24 VDC power supply provided to power from 120 or 220 VAC power.
  • Handles provided for easy transport or carrying
  • Plastic feet mounted to the bottom provide firm footing on the floor or bench.
CDA-250 Ozone Scrubber

For information on more ozone scrubbers see link below:

https://www.oxidationtech.com/products/accessories/ozone-destruct.html

Ozone air disinfection

Ozone is a very effective disinfectant and is effective against all viruses and bacteria. Ozone operates according the principle of oxidation. Ozone (O3) is instable and will revert to oxygen (O2) on it’s own, or when it contacts something it can oxidize. Living cells found in bacteria and viruses are very susceptible to oxidation. As ozone enters cells, it oxidizes (destroys) their components including the cell wall. Once ozone has entered, the process destroys all essential components (enzymes, proteins, DNA, RNA). When the cellular membrane is damaged during this process, the cell will fall apart. This is called lysis — the disintegration of a cell by rupture of the cell wall or membrane. From this point there is no recovery and the pathogen is inactivated. Due to the direct oxidation ozone causes (loosing the oxygen atom) there is greater energy to ozone oxidation vs other comparable chemicals.

Most commonly ozone is used dissolved into water. When dissolved in water ozone increases the ORP (oxidation reduction potential) of the water, all of the water is now a sanitizer with electrical potential for pathogen inactivation through lysis. When the water (with sufficient ozone levels) contacts a pathogen it will react with that pathogen inactivity it. This is extremely efficient and effective.

Ozone can also be used in the ambient air in the gaseous form for antimicrobial applications. Ozone in air is a spacial consideration.  The air is not charged as water is when ozone is dissolved in water. Air simply has ozone in within it.

An example. 0.1 ppm ozone is the safe limit for humans in air for an 8 hour period of time.  20.0 ppm is a relatively high level used in rooms at times for disinfection.  This means 20 parts of every 1 million parts of the air are ozone.   This ozone molecule needs to react with a pathogen cell to inactivate it. The likely-hood of this in a short period of time is low. 

As ozone reverts back to oxygen quickly and frequently, longer the exposure times increase the odds of ozone reacting with the pathogen. Ozone reverts back to oxygen faster (shorter half-life) as temperatures and humidity increase. Therefore, higher ozone levels, higher temperatures, and higher humidity will increase the opportunity for ozone to react with pathogens on surfaces.

Ozone levels used for sanitation should be chosen based upon the goals and requirements for this space, and the ambient conditions present. Reasonable levels of 5-10 ppm are commonly used. Higher levels are also possible. Keep in mind any natural rubber materials will be damaged by ozone use at high levels over long periods of time. Therefore, keep ozone levels and frequency of use reasonable.

Attached are documents on the use of ozone in air for antimicrobial uses. These are great resources to use to ensure ozone is the right solution for your application. Should you need more specific information let us know, we will provide what we have.

A few options we have for ozone sanitation in rooms are listed below. These systems can also all be used in an HVAC system to maintain low levels of ozone in a building for room air disinfection.

HTU-500

0.5 g/hr ozone production

https://www.oxidationtech.com/products/ozone-generators/o3/htu500.html

The HTU-500 with an internal air pump will produce 0.5 g/hr ozone from 3 LPM air.

Adequate in a 5 m3 space for short-term sanitation applications.

Adequate in a 100 m3 space for low occupied spaces for air disinfection

HTU-500 installed in HVAC system for room air disinfection
HTU-500 installed with HVAC system. Ozone is plumbed into the HVAC system after the fan and after the furnace filter.

VMUS-4 = $1,335

2 g/hr ozone production

https://www.oxidationtech.com/products/ozone-generators/o3/vmus4.html

The VMUS-4 with internal air pump will produce 2 g/hr ozone from 3 LPM air.

Adequate in a 22 m3 space for short-term sanitation applications.

Adequate in a 450 m3 space for low occupied spaces for air disinfection

VMUS-4 wall mount ozone generator for use with HVAC system
VMUS-4 wall-mount ozone generator

VMUS-4 + pump + Air drer = $2,455

4 g/hr ozone production

https://www.oxidationtech.com/products/ozone-generators/o3/vmus4.html

https://www.oxidationtech.com/vmd-8.html

The VMUS-4 with external air pump will produce 4 g/hr ozone from 8 LPM air flow

Adequate in a 45 m3 space for short-term sanitation applications.

Adequate in a 900 m3 space for low occupied spaces for air disinfection

VMUS-4 ozone generator with air dryer and pump for room air disinfection
VMUS-4 installed with an external high-flow air pump and air dryer.

VMUS-4 + Oxygen = $2,682

10 g/hr ozone production

https://www.oxidationtech.com/products/ozone-generators/o3/vmus4.html

https://www.oxidationtech.com/max-series.html

The VMUS-4 with oxygen concentrator will produce 10 g/hr ozone from 6 LPM oxygen

Adequate in a 100 m3 space for short-term sanitation applications.

Adequate in a 2,000 m3 space for low occupied spaces for air disinfection

Oxygen can also be provided from external source, or from a portable oxygen bottle.

VMUS-4 installed with an oxygen concentrator to produce 10 g/hr ozone.

Ozone monitoring and control

For control purposes, an ozone monitor can be used. This can turn the ozone generator ON/OFF based on safe levels of ozone, or verify that ozone levels achieved the desired level for disinfection.

OS-6 remote ozone monitor

  • 0-20 or 0-50 ppm range
  • 0.01 ppm resolution
  • 10% accuracy
  • 0.1 ppm relay, and 1 user-settable relay

The OS-6 ozone monitor is the perfect device for ozone level controls. This unit has 2 separate relays, one set to 0.1 ppm for human safety, while the other can be set for any set-point desired.

OS-6 Remote ozone monitor

https://www.oxidationtech.com/products/ozone-monitors/fixed-ozone-monitor/os6-ozone-monitor.html

S-200 handheld or remote ozone monitor

  • 0-0.5, and 0-10 ppm ranges
  • 0.001 ppm resolution
  • 10% accuracy
  • Min/Max/Average on the screen
  • Optional on-board data logging with the S-500

The S-200 ozone monitor will measure ozone as a handheld or with an optional remote sensor. Min/Max/Average ozone levels displayed on the screen along with current ozone levels.

Aeroqual Series-200 ozone monitor
S-200 Aeroqual ozone monitor

UV-106L

  • 0-100 ppm range (optional 0-1,000 or 0-10,000 ppm ranges)
  • 0.0001 ppm resolution
  • 2% accuracy

For higher ozone levels with greater accuracy the UV-106L ozone analyzer can be used to measure and control ozone levels. The UV-106L includes built-in data-logging and accuracy to within 2% of reading. With a faster warm-up period, and greater accuracy the UV-106L is a great option for portable systems or systems that require greater accuracy.

https://www.oxidationtech.com/uv106l-ozone-analyzer.html

UV-106 Ozone analyzer

Ambient ozone destruct

Ozone levels in the room can be quickly converted safely back to oxygen via an ambient ozone destruct unit. The CDA-250 is a great device for this purpose. It flows 250 CFM air through the unit and destroys at least 90% of the ozone via a catalytic material in each pass. Using this device will lower ozone levels to a safe level quickly for faster turn-around time for your ozone disinfection room or chamber.

Ambient air ozone scrubber
CDA-250 Ozone Destruct Device

Gas gas can be an effective disinfectant in the gaseous form, but must be used safely and with proper caution. Should you have questions on this application, or any details, please contact our office.

For additional information see papers at link below on this ozone application.

Ambient air ozone generator for rent

Oxidation Tech now has ambient air ozone generators available for rent. These ozone generators can be used for odor removal, mold spore elimination, disinfection, etc. We will ship this ozone generator directly to you via UPS, Fed-Ex, or USPS. When finished, ship it back in the original box. Weekly or Monthly rentals are available.

Ambient O3 Generator for rent
Ambient air ozone generator for rent

This ozone generator produces 2.5 g/hr of ozone and has an internal fan to adequately move ozone throughout the space very efficiently. Compact, easy to use ozone generator that can be rented by the week or month.  Great for sanitizing and removing odors and disinfection.

Rental Terms:

  • Pre-payment required for all rentals – payment can be made via credit card online
  • Rental period is for term paid for, shipping time to and from customers location is not included in rental term and is not billed
  • Shipping both to and from the customer is paid by the customer – Ground shipping is okay
  • Equipment guaranteed to arrive in working order, any damage to equipment will be billed to customer
  • Rental term can be extended at any time during the rental
  • Discounts for longer term rentals apply, arrangements must be made up front

Key Features:

  • 2.5 grams/hr ozone production (2,500 mg/hr)
  • 30 hour programmable timer with ability to adjust the ozone output level
  • Power supply overload protection
  • 8 foot cord (16/3 gauge)
  • Effective for areas up to 40,000 cubic feet
  • High-density ceramic and stainless steel electrodes corona system
Ambient O3 Generator

Common Applications:

  • Fire restoration
  • Removal of mold, mildew, and other odors
  • Deodorizes hotel/motel rooms, school rooms, offices
  • Deodorizing cars, buses, boats

Operation:

1. Make certain all people, pets, and plants are out of area. Close all windows and doors.

2. Place the Ambient Ozone Generator on a shelf or tabletop as high as possible in the area to be treated.

3. Plug the power cord into a grounded, 3-prong outlet.

4. Set the timer to the desired length of time. Momentarily pressing the UP timer button for one second
will increase the time setting by one minute at a time. Hold the button for 1 -3 seconds to change
the time value by two minutes per second. Hold the button for longer than 3 seconds and the time
setting will change in 20 minutes increments. The maximum time setting is 29:59 hours. After
reaching the maximum time, the timer will wrap back to 00:00 and then continue increasing. When
the time is being decreased and reaches 00:00, it will wrap to 29:59 and continue decreasing.

5. Select the desired power level: 25%; 50%; 75% 100%. The Ambient Ozone Generator always defaults to 100%
when you plug it in. When the output level is set to 100%, the machine makes ozone continuously
until the timer runs out or the OFF button is pressed. At other power level settings, the machine will
produce ozone for the fraction of a minute the level is set at.
For example, if the output level is set to 75%, the machine will produce ozone for 75% (45 seconds) of each minute. At 50%, ozone is generated for 30 seconds of each minute, and at 25%, the ozone generation lasts for 15 seconds of
each minute. On any setting other than 100%, the ozone generator will be cycling the ozone ON and OFF.

6. Turn the unit on by pressing the ON button. Leave the area immediately.

7. When treatment is complete, ventilate the area completely until all smell of ozone is gone. Do NOT allow people, pets, or plants back into the area until all smell of ozone has dissipated.

UL Approved Ozone Generators

Oxidation Technologies can provide ozone generators that are UL listed, and custom ozone generators wired in our UL-508 Panel Shop to meet UL approvals. We can also provide electrical control panels for ozone equipment, and other equipment wired in our UL-508 panel shop. If you have UL requirements contact our office, we will help design and provide a system that meets your requirements.

Below are a few recent examples of custom UL-508 approved ozone generators we have provided

UL-Listed Ozone Generator with built-in oxygen concentrator
OXG-80 Ozone Generator with UL-approval

This OXG-80 ozone generator has a built-in oxygen concentrator and includes dual ozone outputs that can be controlled individually to 2 separate water treatment applications.


OXG-40 ozone generator built to UL-508 standards.
OXG-40 Ozone Generator wired to UL standards in a UL-508 panel shop

This OXG-40 ozone generator was installed in a stainless steel enclosure and includes an integrated oxygen concentrator. Only requires electrical power and compressed air for operation.

We also offer standard ozone generators that are both UL and CSA approved. The entire VMUS-series line of ozone generators have both UL and CSA approval. Each conforms to CSA C22-2 and 61010-1, and UL 61010-1

VMUS- ozone generators are UL Approvaed to UL 61010-1
VMUS-4 Ozone Generator carries UL approval on the standard ozone generato

The VMUS-series consists of the K-Series, and the DG-Series. The K-Series use quartz and stainless steel corona cells that are rebuildable and suitable for ozone production from air or oxygen. The DG-Series use a double quartz dielectric. Oxygen/ozone only contact Teflon and Quartz materials, no steel is in the ozone/oxygen pathway.

Should you have any special UL, CSA, CE ozone equipment requirements, please contact our office. We will be glad to find you an off-the-shelf solution, or custom build to fit your needs.

Does ozone sterilization kill the Coronavirus which causes COVID-19?

This article was originally published by Aeroqual

No medical event in recent history has made a bigger impact on global health and the economy, than Coronavirus, and the COVID-19 disease.

At the time of writing, most major economies are entering into some form of lockdown, causing significant disruption to businesses and drastically changing the way we live our lives for the next few months. 

Governments, Industry and Citizens are united in trying to slow the spread of COVID-19, to give health services time to prepare for the explosion in the demand for care. Sanitizing our homes, workplaces and public spaces is a key tactic in the fight against Coronavirus, to stop the spread of COVID-19. One method of sterilization is by using ozone. Ozone sterilization is commonly used in hospitals to sanitize equipment and significantly reduce or eliminate the spread of bacteria. Hence the question being asked is – “Can ozone sterilization kill the Coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease?” 

This blog post looks at the evidence and highlights the benefits of sterilizing environments with ozone, as well as it’s associated risks. 

OZONE STERILIZATION PROVEN TO KILL SARS-COV VIRUS 

There are currently no examples in the public domain, of ozone sterilization being used to kill the current strain of Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (technical name of the Coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease). However, there are reasons to believe it would be effective: 

  • During the SARS epidemic of 2003, ozone sterilization was successfully used to purify environments infected with the deadly Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-1, the virus which causes the SARS disease. 
  •  As SARS-Cov-1 is also a member of the Coronavirus family, it is highly likely that ozone sterilization would be effective at killing SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease. 

HOW DOES OZONE STERILIZATION KILL CORONAVIRUSES? 

Coronaviruses are classified as “enveloped viruses”, which are typically more susceptible to “Physico-chemical challenges”. In other words, they don’t like being exposed to ozone.   

Ozone destroys this type of virus by breaking through the outer shell into the core, resulting in damage to the viral RNA. Ozone can also damage the outer shell of the virus in a process called oxidation. Put simply, exposing Coronaviruses to sufficient ozone dose (ppm x time) can result in them being 99% damaged or destroyed.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF OZONE STERILIZATION? 

Breathing even small amounts of ozone can be harmful. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, and aggravation of lung diseases like asthma. At higher concentrations you can smell ozone, but it becomes harmful even at lower doses. For that reason, many countries have set an 8-hour exposure limit of 70 ppb (parts per billion) ozone. In the EU the limit is set even lower. Ozone is one of six common pollutants limited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other country’s Environmental regulators. Exposure to ozone in the workplace is controlled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and their counterparts around the world.  

REDUCE THE RISK OF OZONE EXPOSURE BY MONITORING 

Although ozone can sterilize coronavirus infected environments, residual ozone could also cause respiratory issues for people who breathe it in. To stop this from happening it is important to measure and control indoor and outdoor levels of ozone after sterilization has taken place. 

The problem is that the equipment for measuring ozone is either a) accurate but too expensive, or b) affordable but not accurate. This is why Aeroqual came up with option c) monitors that are both accurate and affordable

Please contact us if you have any further questions on monitoring ozone.

Oxidation Technologies Remains Open for Business

Message on our current operation we sent via e-mail.

Dear Valued Customer,

The Corona Virus (COVID-19) is continuing to change the economy and our normal ways of life.  We wanted to let you know that Oxidation Technologies remains open for business and we are ready to assist you with your Ozone equipment and service needs.  We are also here to answer your questions and offer technical support over the phone.

Our day to day operation remain as normal as possible, but have changed slightly to protect our employees and customers. We have implemented measures to help ensure the health and well-being of our employees.  For the short-term we have suspended all non-essential travel.  Therefore, if you have service related issues, please call our office, and we will do our best to assist you over the phone.

We remain committed to getting you products as soon as possible.  We continue to receive regular shipments from our suppliers, so that we can continue to provide you with parts and equipment as soon as possible.  Our warehouse is currently stocked with Ambient Ozone Monitors, Ozone Generators, Oxygen Concentrators, and a large variety of accessories. We have had one US vendor (EcoSensors) that has shutdown shipping until April 7th due to local restrictions, which might cause some delays on a their ambient ozone products. We have put in extra orders for similar product with other suppliers to provide alternatives due to this shutdown.  All other suppliers and vendors report operations as normal.

We will continue to navigate through this circumstance, but our commitment to serve you remains the forefront of all that we do.

Oxidation Technologies
214 US Highway 18
Inwood, Iowa 51240
515-635-5854