WHAT IS AQUEOUS OZONE?
Ozone is a naturally occurring molecule made up of three oxygen atoms. In nature, ozone is formed mainly by sunlight or lightning, which causes an ordinary oxygen molecule (O2) to join with an unstable oxygen atom through corona discharge, electrolysis or ultraviolet radiation, becoming ozone (O3). Ozone comes in two forms – gaseous (as a gas) and aqueous (in water). It occurs in nature, but can also be synthesized/man-made. The sanitizing spray bottle we sell creates aqueous ozone to sanitize, deodorize and clean.
IS OZONE SAFE?
Aqueous ozone is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA and is recognized as safe and highly effective by the National Sanitation Foundation. The O3 system is also EPA established and Green Seal Certified. Working as a sanitizer, deodorizer, and cleaner, it contains no additives, fragrances or dyes, and leaves no detectable residue, only oxygen, and water. This means that there is nothing added to the solution that may cause skin, eye, or respiratory irritation. Aqueous ozone is a biodegradable substance that doesn’t leave behind any residues to attract more dirt. Because the aqueous ozone is contained in solution there is little if any atmospheric ozone released that doesn’t degrade into oxygen. Since aqueous ozone can replace various cleaners like glass, stainless steel, and other multi-purpose cleaners, our device helps reduce both the synthetic chemicals used for cleaning as well as the number of plastic bottles purchased.
HOW DOES OUR SANITIZING SPRAY BOTTLE WORK?
When the trigger is activated, water from the bottle reservoir is sent into a chamber where it passes through a solid diamond plate and comes into contact with a direct electrical current. Here, an electrochemical reaction occurs that splits the water molecules to create free oxygen atoms, which then bond together to form ozone. The bottle then sprays the ozonated water through the nozzle.
HOW LONG IS THE AQUEOUS OZONE ACTIVE ONCE SPRAYED?
Ozone sprayed from the bottle is active for 5 minutes. Ozone (O3) is a very biodegradable molecule. Once it is done cleaning contaminants and killing pathogens, it reverts back to oxygen (O2) and water. Every time you pull the trigger, ozone is created on demand, and the five-minute clock starts.
HOW IS OZONE CAPABLE OF SANITIZING, DEODORIZING & CLEANING?
By nature, ozone is a powerful oxidizing agent, meaning it can cause chemical changes through oxygen. When ozone encounters soils, pathogens and microbes that cause odors or illness, it reacts with them and changes their characteristics. AO adds oxygen to odorants to remove their smell and attacks bacterial cell walls, killing the pathogens completely. The killing process of oxidation with ozone does not contribute to antibiotic resistance.
WHY IS THE SANITIZING SPRAY BOTTLE BETTER THAN OTHER SANITIZERS, DEODORIZERS AND MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANERS?
The spray bottle uses only one ingredient – normal tap water. It takes tap water to make aqueous ozone that will do more than one thing on more than one surface. Unlike most sanitizers, deodorizes and cleaners, our spray bottle doesn’t use harmful chemicals, dyes, or perfumes. Many ingredients used in typical multi-purpose cleaners are known allergens and can cause irritation of the skin, eyes and respiratory systems, or even asthma. Even some cleaning products that are marketed as “green” or “natural” may have harmful ingredients in their fragrances and dyes. That’s because current regulations do not require manufacturers to list all ingredients on the labels.
DOES THE SANITIZING SPRAY BOTTLE KILL CORONAVIRUS?
We are pleased to inform you that the Aqueous Ozone Sanitizing Spray Bottle has achieved a 99.9% virus reduction within 30 seconds against the commercial testing surrogate for Human Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the CoVid-19 disease). The Spray Bottle was tested against surrogate 229E/ATCC VR-740 on hard non-porous surfaces using scientifically recognized testing methods.
Please note that the Sanitizing Spray Bottle is categorized as a pesticidal device within the EPA classification structure. The EPA does not routinely include pesticidal devices in its review and therefore EPA has not confirmed whether, or under what circumstances, such products might be effective against the spread of COVID-19. Also, this explains why the Enozo sanitizing spray bottle does not qualify for listing with the chemical pesticidal formulations reviewed by EPA and included in EPA List N of disinfectants.
 The Spray Bottle is branded by O3waterworks™ for U.S. consumer market.
 Surrogate virus 229E/ATCC VR-740 is a commercially available virus that mimics the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
 The test protocol is based in the ASTM E1052 Standard, with considerations for use of ozone.