Ozone generator is a sustainable and cost-effective solution for odor removal in garbage rooms. The garbage rooms, separation and recycling areas, and the local waste collection room are common areas that emit foul odors. Waste separation requirements are getting stricter, so residents now need to visit these premises more frequently. As a result, waste and garbage are collected in irregular intervals and at a higher rate than before, which contributes to a rise in both hygiene and odor problems. This issue can be solved using ozone for garbage rooms.
Thousands of property owners and condominium associations have been helped to keep their areas clean, organize, separate, and handle garbage and waste using the technology of ozone generators. Using the ozone treatment has also resulted in huge amounts of money in savings in electricity costs.
Air is effectively treated with ozone by the using ozone generators. A custom-made bracket is attached to the wall high up. The ozone reduces the smell in the garbage disposal by breaking down viruses and bacteria. It requires little maintenance and operates automatically. Production of ozone normally takes place continuously. There is very little ozone in the atmosphere that affects humans or animals.
What is Ozone and how does it work?
We breathe in oxygen (O2) every day to give us life, which belongs to the diatomic oxygen (O2). The molecule of Ozone is simply created by converting this O2 into 3 atoms of Oxygen, or O3. Ozone is extremely effective at deodorization and germicidal effects due to this extra oxygen atom.
Air and drinking water supplies have long been treated with ozone. Using Ozone in food processing has also been approved by the FDA since 2000.
How Does Ozone Provide Odor and Germ Control?
By oxidation, Ozone destroys pollutants that are in contact with it, such as odor molecules, pathogens, viruses, etc. Thanks to its third oxygen atom, Ozone disposes of these pollutants. The odor molecule is not masked by Ozone, unlike some deodorizing methods. It is destroyed physically.
Ozone has a short half-life (meaning, it will revert back to regular O2), making it impossible to store. Therefore, it must be continuously generated on site for better results.
On the surface of the garbage bins, walls, chutes, compactors, and other components of the garbage system, ozone is constantly coming into contact with odor molecules, bacteria, and other pollutants. The ozone will react with these pollutants and turn them back into regular O2. There are various steps involved that explained its procedure. These include:
The first step involves the deposition of oxygen atoms by Ozone onto the pathogen, which results in its death by oxygenation.
At Step 2, the pathogen is destroyed and Ozone (O3) is reverted to regular Oxygen (O2) after losing its third oxygen atom.
Our ozone generator systems typically reduce or eliminate garbage odors within 15-30 minutes of installation.
How is Ozone created?
UV rays from the sun and lightning storms naturally create ozone in our environment. You breathe Ozone every day of your life, even though you may not realize it. Oxygen in ambient air is turned into Ozone by the same process in Ozone generators. After the Ozone has been created, it is distributed among specific areas, as close as possible to the origin of the odor and pathogens/viruses etc.
There are many advantages to using ozone generators in garbage applications, but two of the most notable are; ozone produced by UV light does not produce nitrogen oxide byproducts; and ozone production is stable no matter how humid it is.
Another common way to create Ozone is to mimic the way nature generates Ozone during a thunderstorm – commonly known as a ‘corona discharge’. Although the corona discharge method has a number of benefits for some applications, it doesn’t work well with steel due to the production of nitrogen oxide by-products, especially in humid climates. Nitric acid, which is a corrosive by-product of nitrogen, can be produced by combining nitrogen by-products with moisture. It shouldn’t be allowed to enter a garbage chute or compactor.
What are the steps for using an ozone generator?
Follow these steps to get treated:
- You decide for yourself how long the treatment will last according to your particular room area
- Enter the room and switch off the ozone generator when you are finished with the treatment. Let the excess ozone escape through the window. Leave the room and shut the door to allow the ozone to begin oxidizing
- The treatment can be controlled by a plug-mounted timer. In the room, place the ozone generator higher, if possible (in a prominent location).
- Close doors and windows
- Connect ozone generator to electricity
- Choose ozone production 1-100%
- Leave the room and close the door
It depends on the size of the room and the degree of odor problems as to how much ozone is needed and for how long. Such as it can take one hour up to a few days to address an odor problem following a fire. You can continue treating the area if the fire odor persists after remediation.
Ozone generators are cost-effective and easy to operate. Large-scale custom-made sterilization systems created with our large-scale ozone generator units are used in industries, wastewater treatment plants, yeast factories, breweries, greenhouses, and shopping centers around the world. You can contact us with your requirements for better recommendations about appropriate ozone generator according to your needs.