Ozone Generator Size
One of the most common questions is about the size of the ozone generator, or how much ozone is needed for a proper ozone treatment? Frankly, there is no simple answer. There are a lot of variables. Temperature and humidity levels influence ozone production. The cubic feet of a room is always different than the square feet of a building.
The materials and condition of the room also change the process. For example, a dirty or unclean room has more to overcome than a clean room. So, cleaning remains job number one prior to an ozone treatment.
Exfiltration and infiltration also is a factor. Fresh air entering the room dilutes to ozone, and ozone escaping into other areas reduces the ozone value.
Then, there is something called biofilm. This is the invisible, but very real, film that is actually on all surfaces. Biofilm is much like a sponge that hides bacteria, virus, pollutants, odors, particles that are hard to reach.
So, we take a simplicity view to how much ozone is needed. That formula is 10,000 mg/hr (10G/hr) for every 1000 square feet. Then, the treatment should be adjusted to the variable of the buildings. What has not yet been discussed is the intensity or type of the target problem. Some jobs are simple concerns, others are more difficult. To this variable, we strongly suggest the cycle-and-evaluate process.
The cycle-and-evaluate process does not try to crush the threat but to erode the threat. While other ozone gurus tells people to run the ozone generators for hours and promote overly-powerful generators, sometime too much is too much. Heavy ozone treatments can embed the ozone odor which then stays in the house for weeks and month with very little that can get the ozone smell out.
The 15/30G MAXX is probably the best all-round ozone generator on the market. Not only is this ozone generator extremely well made, it is approved by the National Ozone Association as a quality and effective ozone generator. The versatility to switch between 15,000 and 30,000 mg/hr output allows the customer to adjust to the need of the area and treatment needs.
The 180 minute timer is a purposeful decision. We do not want anyone to over-treat their problem. It is far, far better to treat most issues in cycles that allow the room to breathe between cycles and allows an evaluation of the progress. We feel that two or three two hours treatments are better than one 6 hour treatment.
If your problem or building is larger, do not buy a bigger ozone generator. Anything over 40,000 mg/hr is not the wisest purchase. Get two of the 1530G MAXX that allows your treatments to be more evenly applied. One big unit in the center of the building isn't as good as two or three units in strategically placed areas.
Don't buy into the online and YouTube hype-mongers who boast large-volume ozone machines. These systems are costly and misleading. When it comes to ozone, make sure you clean first, then use the 1530G MAXX in cycles until the odor or threat is resolved.
If you are using ozone for sanitizing, the best standard is 30-60 minute cycles after the cleaning is done. Do this weekly if you like after the staff has left. An inline time can turn the unit on. The builtin timer will run the unit for the set time, and everything will be normal when people return the next day.