Humidity and Ozone Generators

If your goal is to get the maximum benefits from your ozone generator, there are two external factors that will improve the ozone output.  They are humidity and temperature.  High temperatures and high humidity will decrease ozone quality and output.  High levels of humidity restrict the available oxygen atoms that the ozone generator needs to produce ozone.  After all, humidity is just another form of water (H2O) meaning two atoms of oxygen are needed to form the water vapor.  

Ozone need available (free) O2 molecules, which is our breathable oxygen, that it will break apart and reform as O3.  So, the more water vapor in the form of humidity in the room, the less available oxygen is available for the creation of ozone.  Of course, it can be argued that the ozone generator could convert the H2O, but it is inefficient.  Actually measurements have been made at variable humidity levels, and the facts are clear.  

When humidity levels go above 60% and 70%, ozone production drops.  At 90% humidity, the ozone levels drop to dramatically.    Practically, this means that you need to reduce the humidity level in any ozone treatment area for maximum benefit.

When it comes to the boastful claims that an ozone generator should be placed outside a vehicle and pumped into a vehicle is foolish on several levels.  Imagine, if you can, trying to force air into an enclosed cabin is like trying to pour water into a full bucket.  The back pressure or resistance prevents new air from entering the vehicle.

Then, the outside air can be at a much higher humidity than the inside air.  So, the practical value of some ozone promoters who suggest that you place the ozone generator outside the car is very flawed, if not misleading.

As for heat, know that ozone is considered unstable.  This is not a bad aspect.  It means that ozone is active or ready to drop off the extra oxygen as quickly as possible.  Heat accelerates the breakdown of ozone.  You see, ozone wants to get back to the natural O2 state, so the instability is simply the temporary state of O3 trying to get back to O2.  At a 90% temperature ozone loses the opportunity to do the job.

We believe that ozone production is best accomplished in a cool and low humidity room.  Placing the machine inside the car and draping the cost out the bottom of the door is best since there is a rubber seal around the door that will accomdate the cord.

Set the 1530G MAXX on the lower setting to treat a car, place the unit on the console with the AC running full power.  Allow the treatment to run for 30-45 minutes.

Treat the car in shorter cycles of 30-45 minutes and the process every day or so until the problem is resolved.