How To Choose Medical Ozone Generators
Ozone therapy is a method of treatment that has been acknowledged by many leading countries of the world. As to how to choose Medical Ozone Generators, there are numerous generators by means of which this therapy is applied. But there are some factors that need to be considered when purchasing medical ozone generators for the application of true medical ozone therapy.
Remember, any application is good as long as it is applied well. Medical ozone therapy is of no exception. If you want successful ozone applications, there are four vital aspects you should keep in mind. You need to understand and analyze these aspects and then decide. Study all this information, verify them, ask questions of yourself and see whether you are fully convinced with the answers or not. Here are four aspects to consider:
1. First would be the ozone weight to be used. It is best to leave that decision to the manufacturer because it is very natural that you will face difficulties with this. All or rather most true medical ozone generators are basically made the same way.
2. Next would be the concentration of ozone that you are going to use and along with that the ozone mass transfer method. Both of these should be according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. Although concentration and transfer also depends on type of therapy, disease, patient, etc…
3. Now we come to the generator itself. This selection is very important. Because in selecting a good one, you will be able to take full advantage of any ozone application there is.
4. At last would be the safety aspect. Never ever neglect this aspect. It is well known that if ozone is handled well, it is a safe gas but still, precaution is required for maintenance as well as equipment malfunction and reliability.
Most clients/practitioners/therapists that get involved in this therapy are in dark when they try to select their choice of ozone equipment or medical ozone generators. If you follow some steps though, the equipment selection will not be as tough as it first seems to be. Here are the steps to purchasing good o3 therapy equipment:
First of all, consider the technology. Remember, there are numerous ways of producing ozone gas.There are at least 700 patented ways in which ozone gas is produced. It is created by photocopiers, inkjet printers; even tube type television sets can produce ozone. In fact, anything with high spark and air will produce ozone. But these and many others are not all useful and convenient from the client’s point of view. The three most popular methods for use in therapy are:
1. UV method.
2. Corona ozone production of the plate type.
3. Corona ozone production of the tube type.
To expand further on these:
a) UV method
In this method, ozone is generated by ultraviolet light where oxygen passes by a UV tube. This is also how ozone is created in nature by the UV rays of the sun passing through the oxygen in the atmosphere. There are disadvantages to this method, namely that the maximum ozone production rate is two grams/hr per UV bulb related to the size of the bulb. As well, this type would give out approximately 10% of the average concentration available by corona discharge. It also takes a lot more energy to create the amount of ozone than with corona discharge. Lastly, these bulbs that are used for UV degrade over a short time and need to be replaced, but more importantly so does the concentration and volume of ozone produced making them truly ineffective for any medical ozone therapy uses.
b) Plate method
This technology was first developed by the Russians and is now considered out of date. This involves generating a high voltage electrical discharge and then blowing air past it. As the air passes through the corona the oxygen molecules are temporarily separated into individual oxygen atoms and when clear of the corona they start to recombine back into oxygen (O2) and ozone (O3). Almost all over the world, this technology has been superseded by the tube technology. Here are some of the reasons:
The plates are normally connected to the wires through an alloy solder. When Corona discharge formation occurs, this system is at a very high energy state and results in a very high temperature. The combination of high energy and high heat creates weakness in the solder and as a result, the joints of this solder would break up within a very short amount of time, this, in turn would cause the generator to fail. There are many other reasons, such as dust, humidity and so on…These types of generators therefore would not be best suited for therapeutical considerations and would be ineffective in sustaining a working class generator for use in Medical ozone technology.
c) Tube method
This is the most common of methods and widely used in all professional type generators. To date, this is so far the most reliable technology of them all. This technology consists of a dielectric that could be a combination of Stainless Steel (although the author does not recommend stainless steel be used due to its possible corrosion with ozone) and glass or ceramic. This method passes pure oxygen (medical grade is recommended) through the small gap between the dielectric and the applied high voltage in a tube. Oxygen ionization takes place within this gap and the formation of ozone takes place. This is, and should be the only method of ozone production for any type of medical ozone therapy. It is far safer and cleaner but also much more expensive than the two methods previously mentioned, especially if using hand-blown silica glass which is the most optimal substance to use as a tube in this process. The amount of ozone and concentration is normally based on the amount of oxygen fed into the tube so this, all in all is the best, safest and cleanest way to produce ozone for any medical application.
Please note that ozone also degrades rather quickly and there are two factors that would contribute in this, mainly heat and humidity. The system should have in place some form of cooling, whether it is air cooled or water cooled as it does create a tremendous amount of heat and the longer the system is running the more heat it produces. This is the issue with most professional ozone generators as they can only sustain their concentration of ozone for anywhere from five minutes to thirty minutes. The author has found that most units tested are of this nature, when the unit is turned on it does what the manufacturers claims but as they run, the concentration values plummet and this would be an inefficient product to use in most professional settings where ozone needs to be consistently created at the right concentration, hour after hour.
Most of these variables need to be addressed by the industry to ensure efficient ozone production, but as there are no safeguards yet in medical ozone production, they have not been addressed as it is a costly proposal. I cannot stress this one point enough, when using medical ozone generators for medical application; one must ensure that the generator is stable in its concentration because concentration is the paramount consideration in successful ozone therapies of any kind. All protocols established in ozone use have been based on time and concentration, without this one does not only risk failure in therapy but as well puts the patient at risk.
We, at Ozone research Group Inc.have known this to be the ultimate consideration in all forms of therapy and as such have ensured that any medical ozone generator certified and built by us meets and surpasses these criteria. We would be more than happy to analyze anyone’s medical ozone generators and report our findings to you. Should you wish to send an ozone generator to us for analysis so as to ensure that you do not use sub-standard equipment in your protocol. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org