How an Ozone Generator Works

23rd Apr 2020

Generating Ozone

Ozone generators produce ozone by adding energy to oxygen molecules (O2), which cause the oxygen atoms to part ways and temporarily recombine with other O2 molecules creating ozone (O3). This process occurs in nature by two ways: Lightning (Corona Discharge) or Sun (UV light).

Ozone in Action

Once ozone is produced it reacts with a pollutant, often long-chain carbon (organic) molecules, and breaks it down into less complex (and typically less harmful) molecules through a process called oxidation. Ozone that has not reacted with other molecules will decompose into oxygen over time.

Sources of Oxygen

In light of ozone's properties, it cannot be stored or transported, and must be made on-site. Ozone can be created from:

     

Industrial Generators

Industrial ozone generators work very similar to ambient air units except they require very clean and very dry air or oxygen and have a corona cell specially designed to generate very high ozone concentrations.