Ozone (O3) is an energized form of oxygen (O2) with extra electrons. Ozone is a naturally occurring component of fresh air. It can be produced by the ultra- violet rays of the sun reacting with the Earth’s upper atmosphere, which creates a protective ozone layer, or it can be created artificially with an ozone generator. At Spot Pet Salon & Wash we have a special Hydro-Massage machine that has the ability to generate O3 while the pet is getting a skin therapy. The difference between oxygen and ozone is that the ozone molecule contains three oxygen atoms whereas the oxygen molecule contains only two. Ozone is the most powerful and rapid acting oxidizer man can produce, and will oxidize all bacteria, mold and yeast spores, organic material and viruses.
Ozone is not only a very powerful oxidizing agent but also a very powerful non-chemical disinfectant. It has the unique feature of decomposing to a harmless nontoxic environmentally safe material, namely oxygen. In Europe, ozone is used for many purposes: color removal, taste and odor removal, turbidity reduction, organics removal, micro flocculation, iron and manganese oxidation, and most commonly, bacterial disinfection and viral inactivation.