Even though ozone has been known to be very effective for over 200 years, the use of this oxygen-based substance in professional cleaning is relatively new.
In educational centers, air quality is very important because a large number of people live in the same areas, including students (children, adolescents, and adults), teachers, and auxiliary staff. Odors and pathogenic microorganisms can be removed from classrooms effectively, thanks to ozonation.
Because of this, children are usually sick and infect each other a lot. This affects their health and their families, since parents have to stop going to work to stay at home taking care of their children.
In addition to air treatment of ozone in schools, the drinking water is treated with ozone as an oxidant and disinfectant. The chlorine is used for the same purpose. When it comes to disinfecting water, chlorine and ozone operate differently. Consequently, chlorine and ozone can work in synergy. The oxidation potential of ozone is what confers its germicidal properties.
The process of ozone disinfection occurs when bacterial cell walls disintegrate. It differs from the process of chlorine disinfection. In aqueous solutions, chlorine is believed to diffuse through the cell wall of microorganisms and attack their enzyme groups, destroying them. The exact chemical action of chlorine is not known. However, chlorine solutions are less effective than ozone in fighting all types of organisms.
School odors can be removed using an ozone generator. Consequently, the facility will smell fresher and the learning environment will be much better. Getting used for extended periods by a variety of occupants can cause schools and classrooms to develop odors.
Janitorial staff can still leave lingering odors in rooms even after they’ve been cleaned. An odor that remains after the staff has cleaned the room may indicate improper preparation.
Running the ozone generator unit at high power while the facility is vacant is the best way to eliminate these odors. In the evening, you can turn on the ozone generator and allow it to oxidize the odors for few minutes. The result will be a pleasant smelling facility for students and faculty alike.
If there is a central HVAC system with return vents in the room to be treated, the return duct should be taped closed with plastic or paper, as well as the supply vents. This will prevent the O3 from being circulated further than that room and will keep it inside for odor elimination. Deodorizers like perfume, which some people find objectionable or to which others may be allergic, are not effective to deal with odors.
In schools, it is possible for odor problems to manifest in various forms, which create discomfort for students. It is detrimental to the reputation of a school to have stale or smelly hotel rooms. Mold, sweat, waste, food, toilets, and sweat are all causes of bad odors. Ozone purification eliminates these odors without harming the environment.
Air and hard-to-reach surfaces in a classroom can also be easily and quickly disinfected with ozone sterilization. As a result of having a clean room, newly arrived guests feel more comfortable. By blending in with the air in the room, ozone, which is already in a gaseous state, rapidly breaks down and inactivates harmful microorganisms, viruses, and bacteria in the air and on surfaces, even on surfaces that are normally difficult to reach.
After a short ozone treatment, the bad smells disappear due to ozone’s strong disinfecting properties. In comparison with other methods, ozone sterilization does not conceal odors with fragrances. Oxygen destroys the odor-causing molecules. This method also reduces the amount of cleaning required for carpets, curtains, and other fabrics.