Ozone's Anti-Viral Properties


For years, ozone’s ability to neutralize harmful bacteria and viruses has been utilized in food production, healthcare, and water treatment. The Powerzone by Scandia has been developed to release ozone (O3) gas into any given space, effectively removing all harmful microorganisms. As a gas, it can permeate fabrics and reach under and behind furniture more efficiently than traditional sprays and wipes, rendering an entire space completely germ-free.


A study conducted by James Hudson, Manju Sharma, and Selvarani Vimalanathan in Canada took a look at ozone’s ability to clear a space from a variety of viruses. They hoped to create a way to sanitize areas such as hotel rooms, health care facilities, and elsewhere with ozone that was created from a mobile device. Ozone is highly unstable; this is why and cannot be purchased in cans or tanks, and it must be generated on-site. The Powerzone from Scandia generates O3 from the oxygen in the air with minimal to no workforce as it can be programmed on a timer. The study took samples of 12 viruses to be tested against ozone. The included viruses were: included influenza, rhinovirus, poliovirus, and mouse coronavirus (not the same strain as the current COVID-19 outbreak). After exposure to ozone in an enclosed space, each sample showed signs of decay. Additionally, it did not matter what type of surface the sample was on; the deterioration from ozone exposure was the same.

Viruses can be enveloped or non-enveloped. Enveloped viruses generally have a protective layer of fat around them, making them more difficult to break down (COVID-19 is an enveloped virus). O3 is capable of decomposing that outer layer and disrupting the internal function of the virus before returning itself and the virus into breathable, clean oxygen. Ozone has been proven to kill SARS, which is a similar virus, or cousin, to the current coronavirus outbreaks. This leads many to believe that ozone is a massive contender in the fight against the spread of illness.

The Powerzone can be utilized in any vacant space and neutralize nearly all harmful viruses. Sanitization can be quick, effective, and easy with an ozone generator from Scandia in your home, office, or gym.

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