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ozone generator . good or bad ? #5460814 06/23/20 02:21 PM
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thinking of getting one to put into my bag of tricks . i have read many positives and a few negatives. i will use to do cars and many some rooms in my rentals .

Re: ozone generator . good or bad ? [Re: WhyMe] #5460820 06/23/20 02:26 PM
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I bought one when I got our Xterra trail toy on the cheap. Previous owner was a smoker. After two treatments, I honestly can't tell the PO smoked in it ever...totally eliminated the smell. Make sure you seal it up tight and run the AC on re-circulation while doing it.


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Re: ozone generator . good or bad ? [Re: WhyMe] #5460850 06/23/20 02:49 PM
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If you remember, Sharper Image Ionic Breeze, eventually added a PremAir catalyst to convert the ozone back to O2


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Re: ozone generator . good or bad ? [Re: UG_Passat] #5460858 06/23/20 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by UG_Passat
If you remember, Sharper Image Ionic Breeze, eventually added a PremAir catalyst to convert the ozone back to O2



Which IMO misses the point of free O3 floating around neutralizing stuff outside of the flow path in the machine.

The point of these O3 generators were to disperse and distribute in a vehicle, get into the carpets, etc. and kill what may be around.




I had a mouse build a home in my 81 240D over the winter once. Big nest. Cleaned everything deeply, including carpets, but still had some wet carpet/mouse smell in the car unfortunately. Bought an Ozone generator, not a huge one, but one with a fan. Worked great - two short treatments and no sign of anything.

I wouldnt make a habit of it, and Id dress rubber and some plastic parts before using it, but otherwise, its a good tool...

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Had two used cars that had years of cheap cigar smell.
After ozone, smell was gone.
I never thought it would work.


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Re: ozone generator . good or bad ? [Re: WhyMe] #5460902 06/23/20 03:38 PM
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Breathing ozone is bad for health. Using it to treat an unoccupied space is OK, and it will oxidize smelly chemicals.

Low concentrations in an occupied space create the "smell is gone" effect mostly because it stuns the nerve endings in a person's nose.

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Yeah, I would prefer not to mess with it unless I really really knew what I was doing.
Definitely beyond the advice i found on a forum.

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[quote=mk378]Breathing ozone is bad for health. Using it to treat an unoccupied space is OK, and it will oxidize smelly chemicals

Yea, they work great just don’t forget about that part☠️.

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Originally Posted by JHZR2
Originally Posted by UG_Passat
If you remember, Sharper Image Ionic Breeze, eventually added a PremAir catalyst to convert the ozone back to O2



Which IMO misses the point of free O3 floating around neutralizing stuff outside of the flow path in the machine.

The point of these O3 generators were to disperse and distribute in a vehicle, get into the carpets, etc. and kill what may be around.




I had a mouse build a home in my 81 240D over the winter once. Big nest. Cleaned everything deeply, including carpets, but still had some wet carpet/mouse smell in the car unfortunately. Bought an Ozone generator, not a huge one, but one with a fan. Worked great - two short treatments and no sign of anything.

I wouldnt make a habit of it, and Id dress rubber and some plastic parts before using it, but otherwise, its a good tool...


With the old ionic breeze, the "impurities" will get attached to the charged stainless steel grilles, and the PremAIR is an aftertreatment of the ozone, to minimize its side effects with health.

If ground level ozone is so, good, why are environmentalists so concerned about it, if it's beneficial?

The FDA doesn't like it either
https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/ozone-generators-are-sold-air-cleaners


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Re: ozone generator . good or bad ? [Re: WhyMe] #5460925 06/23/20 04:15 PM
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Don't forget ozone is a poison in concentration just air out the car or space before spending any amount of time in the space.

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Bad for you to be in the space. Good to clean a vehicle or room.


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Re: ozone generator . good or bad ? [Re: WhyMe] #5460968 06/23/20 05:14 PM
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I used a dopey little rechargeable thing I got for $20 on amazon, a white disc 2.5" in diameter.

Used it in my former meth-head truck. Took the smoke smell out. 10/10 would recommend.

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the meth head truck or the ozone?


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The crawl space in our house had a musty odour. We closed it up, started an ozone generator, and left the house for the afternoon (taking our dog with us). It really does take the smell away.

It's important to set it up so you can stop the generator without having to enter the space, and of course you need to give it enough time for the ozone to dissipate before re-entry.

You sure don't want to be exposed to excessive ozone. You could have delayed pulmonary oedema (among other things).

I saw a group of workers after an acute ozone exposure. A couple of them had abnormal breath sounds but their test results were all normal and fortunately there were no long term effects.


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Originally Posted by UG_Passat


With the old ionic breeze, the "impurities" will get attached to the charged stainless steel grilles, and the PremAIR is an aftertreatment of the ozone, to minimize its side effects with health.

PremAIR is also the same coating BMW and Volvo used on their radiators to break down ground-level ozone to oxygen - and it was considered part of the emissions system.

Old laser printers with corona arc wires instead of a conductive rubber roller to apply a positive electrical charge to the drum produced a lot of ozone. Canon/HP installed a carbon filter in the exhaust fan on the older LaserJets and copiers. But, all laser printers and copiers produce a tiny bit of ozone.

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