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Cleaning, Maintenance & Element Designs
A good selling point of our corona elements
is that they can be easily and effectively cleaned. There are some that advertise no
maintenance or cleaning required, just replace. The problem with this is that
ambient air ozone generators do not use
super dry air (in the single digits or less), or pure
oxygen as the supply gas meaning that periodic
cleaning will be necessary. If you cannot clean the elements, the production of
ozone will continually decrease, and they will need to be replaced sooner and more
The cost of our corona elements are inexpensive!
The part needed when an element wears out costs about
$15.00 to replace, including shipping (smaller units only about $10.00)!
Best of all, this part is not expected to wear out for years of continuous use, and
usually only 1 or 2 of these dielectric sheets need to be replaced at a time on even
the larger models.
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of the shortcomings of element designs that are enclosed:
Element designs that are enclosed
or encased are not effectively serviceable or cleanable. The reason for
using this design is most often to reduce the noise of the corona process.
If the unit and electrode materials are properly designed, there will be
extremely close tolerances (almost none or less than 1mm) between electrode
elements, thereby reducing noise, improving corona efficiency, and saving
electricity. All of our units utilize close
tolerance electrode element design making them as quiet as possible, and
efficient. One of our largest units, the
PRO 10,000 V, uses only 160 watts, which is less than the average
The dielectric material used in
most competing corona discharge units is either glass, or ceramic.
Glass and ceramic plate
dielectric must be thicker than mica dielectric
in order to be usable. The greater thickness and properties of glass or
ceramic results in four main negative factors:
Ceramic and glass dielectric material will require larger transformers and more
energy to create the corona discharge process.
2) Very Fragile.
Ceramic and glass dielectric material is very fragile, is sometimes damaged in
shipping, and cannot be dropped. Just cleaning, or inserting these
materials into their holders can often break them.
3) Heat generation.
Ceramic and glass dielectric material requires more electricity for the corona
process to operate. This creates more heat in the element system which
wears the element and mounting materials more quickly than our close tolerance
mica systems. Excessive Heat also plays a part in possible excessive
nitrogen oxide production -
especially in humid environments.
Ability to clean. In addition, Ceramic element material has a high
failure rate, mostly because of the inability to thoroughly clean oily residue
(built-up during the corona process) from the porous material.
(Don't believe the
one seller out
there that states mica is old technology - theirs
uses glass sandwiched in plastic - using the same corona discharge plate
technology they claim is old. Mica has been
around much less time than glass, is more expensive, and is the best choice.)
Contrary to the
one seller making the false claim,
Glass is in fact the older and cheaper "less-tech" material used, and is not as
well suited for portable ambient air corona discharge ozone generators as
are UV ozone generators a better choice than corona discharge ozone generators?
(For all air or surface sterilization
Shock treatment applications such as
MOLD, Smoke, Fire odors, musty smells, flood odor,
protein decomposition odor, germ and virus remediation, etc.)
The Biggest difference between corona discharge and UV ozone generation methods
is that UV ozone generators have stable ozone output levels throughout humidity
ranges, while the output of corona discharge ozone generators is
significantly reduced by just moderate humidity levels such as 40–70% (ozone
output is reduced by approx. 40-70% with 40-70% humidity). In addition, with UV
ozone generators, the cleaning
requirement is almost eliminated compared to corona discharge ozone generators.
Also, the ozone produced from a UV ozone generator is cleaner (no nitric acids)
and smells better than ozone produced from corona discharge machines, and is
just as powerful and often more powerful as ozone produced by corona discharge
UV models include
UV PRO 550,
UV PRO 550AT, UV PRO 1100AT,
UV PRO 2800,
UV PRO 4000,
UV PRO 6800
|If you need an ozone generator with adjustable
ozone output, two new models, the UV PRO 550AT or UV
PRO 1100AT are ideal. The "AT" stands for Adjustable with 48 hour
Timer. These models produce the cleanest and sweetest ozone ever
possible - adjustable down to very low levels or high levels for shock
treatments and are much more dependable than corona models on the
market! Please call 330-497-6900 for information or to purchase.
|Note that 0.2% of ozone is a significant level; this
is why ozone concentration is measured in Parts Per Million (PPM).
It only takes 3-4 PPM to kill off all germs,
including MOLD, Bacteria, and Viruses.
|Do aggressive competitor statements have you
concerned about anything? Read our
Informed Decision page
for answers and resolution of many issues.