Ozone is produced In nature by the ultraviolet (UV) light 'from the sun and by lightning. Ozone is produced commercially in much the same way as in nature - through the electrical Corona Discharge (CD). See how ozone is created.
Ozone (O3) is an unstable molecule generated by the exposure of oxygen (O2) to a high energy electrical discharge (CD). The weak bond holding ozone's third oxygen atom is what causes the molecule to be unstable and thus such an effective oxidizer. Because of this instability an oxidation reaction occurs upon any collision between an ozone molecule and a molecule of an "oxidizable" substance such as soil, organic molecules or microbes. In an oxidation reaction, energy transfers to the ozone molecule leaving a stable oxygen molecule (O2) and a highly unstable oxygen molecule (O1) . The molecule being oxidized then bonds with the loose (O1) atom creating an oxide of the substance. The structure of an organic molecule is changed by oxidation which often causes the whole molecule to come apart (with some help from other ozone reactions). Bacteria and virus cells are literally split apart by ozone.
WHY OZONE WORKS
Now OzoneSolutions is revolutionizing ozone technology available to the laundry industry by using Corona Discharge technology for laundry ozone systems. After producing the ozone through our compact wall-mounted ozone CD generator, we mass-transfer and dissolve the ozone gas into the water through a venturi injector... the most efficient method of transferring ozone into water. The introduction of ozone into the water stream improves the quality of the water before entering the wash wheel which substantially reduces the operating costs of the laundry as outlined by the benefits (see Proven Benefits page) derived by utilizing a laundry ozone system by OzoneSolutions.