The Cottages have developed a sanitizing regime for disinfecting the air, fabric and surfaces between guest visits. We own an Ozone Generator, and use it each time we clean a cottage. Read below for typical information regarding Ozone as a sterilizer.
Ozone destroys viruses by diffusing the gas through the protein coat of the cell into the nucleic acid core and damaging the RNA of the virus. While healthy cells have complex enzymes systems for protection, viruses have no such protections against oxidative stress which makes them vulnerable to ozone.
HOW DOES OZONE STERILIZATION KILL CORONAVIRUSES?
Coronaviruses are classified as “enveloped viruses”, which are typically more susceptible to “Physico-chemical challenges”. In other words, they don’t like being exposed to ozone.
Ozone destroys this type of virus by breaking through the outer shell into the core, resulting in damage to the viral RNA. Ozone can also damage the outer shell of the virus in a process called oxidation.
Put simply, exposing Coronaviruses to sufficient ozone dose (ppm x time) can result in them being 99% damaged or destroyed.
Ozone sterilization is commonly used in hospitals to sanitize equipment.
Ozone, having been proven in the lab and in the field to be an extremely effective virucide and full-spectrum antimicrobial, killing pathogenic bacteria and fungi, offers many benefits over alternative ways of disinfecting.