Frequently Asked Questions

Ozone

What is aqueous ozone (AO)?

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 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 – like we do at Enozo Technologies, Inc. to create aqueous ozone to sanitize, deodorize and clean. All Enozo products use aqueous ozone.

Is Ozone Safe?

Aqueous ozone (AO) is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA and is recognized as safe and highly effective by the National Sanitation Foundation. Enozo is also EPA established and Green Seal Certified. Working as a sanitizer, deodorizer and cleaner, it contains no additives, fragrances or dyes. This means that there is nothing added to the solution that may cause skin, eye or respiratory irritation. AO is a biodegradable substance that does not leave behind any residues to attract more dirt into your facility or home. Since AO replaces various cleaners like glass, stainless steel and other multi-purpose cleaners, our Enozo products help reduce both the synthetic chemicals used for cleaning as well as the number of plastic bottles purchased.

Is Enozo Aqueous Ozone Stabilized?

No Stabilizing controls for differences in water hardness or mineral content in the water used to produce aqueous ozone. This was done in the early years of making aqueous ozone for cleaning. Recent technology advances have shown that it is rare to find a water source that is so hard or full of minerals that the process of making AO is affected to a point it won’t, sanitize, deodorize or clean. If you live in a place that has very hard water, installing a water softener in your business or home is a better and less expensive option than stabilizing aqueous ozone.

HOW IS OZONE CAPABLE OF SANITIZING, DEODORIZING AND 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.

What pathogens is ozone capable of killing?

Ozone can reduce the level of some of the of the most common pathogens by at least 99.9% percent in just 30 seconds compared to other multi-purpose cleaners. Common pathogens ozone can kill include:

  • E. coli
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria
  • Legionella
  • MRSA
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae

What does ozone smell like?

Ozone smells fresh and – a scent similar to the smell you encounter when you walk outside after a big storm. That’s ozone! Mother Nature creates ozone during thunderstorms to oxidize the air.

How is ozone currently being used as a sanitizer in different industries?

Municipal Water Plants & Bottled Water Industries:

Ozone is utilized as a cleaning agent at municipal water treatment plants as well as in the bottled water industry. It is approved by the FDA and by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) as an antimicrobial agent.

Treatment, Storage & Food Processing of Foods:

The FDA formally approved the use of ozone as an Antimicrobial Agent for the Treatment, Storage and Processing of Foods in Gas and Aqueous Phases. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA/FSIS) approved the use of ozone for contact with meats and poultry, including raw product to fresh cooked and prior to packaging. In addition to direct contact of foods, ozone also can be applied to food processing equipment and non-food contact surfaces as part of a food company’s sanitation efforts.

Public and Personal Swimming Pool Treatments:

Across the U.S., ozone generators are used instead of chlorine to sanitize pools because it is a powerful oxidizer and works 3,000 times faster than chlorine and uses no harmful chemicals.

Product

How does the EnozoPRO spray bottle work?

Our spray bottle makes aqueous ozone from normal tap water. It creates ozonated water through a patented process we call Active Diamond Electrolytic Process Technology, (ADEPT).. With ADEPT, 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.

Does the EnozoPRO spray bottle produce safe amounts of ozone?

Yes, it produces ozone amounts that meet OSHA’s safety standards.

How long is the 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.

Why is Enozo better than other sanitizers, deodorizers and multi-purpose cleaners?

Enozo uses only one ingredient – normal 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 the of 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.

On what surfaces is Enozo effective?

You can use any of the Enozo spray bottles to sanitize, deodorize and clean hard non-porous surface such as:

  • Tables and countertops
  • Door handles and stair rails
  • Foodservice prep areas and equipment
  • Bathroom surfaces and appliances
  • Gym equipment

Enozo is also perfect to use on:

  • Pet beds, throws and pillows
  • Appliances and other stainless steel surfaces
  • Mirrors and windows

Product Use

How do I know my Enozo spray bottle is producing Ozone?

There are two LED lights on the head of the bottle. A blue checkmark will light up when you pull the trigger. This indicates your bottle is working and producing ozone.

How do I know when the bottle needs to be charged?

There are two LED lights on the head of the bottle. A red “X” will light up when the bottle needs to be charged.

How long will the bottle last on one-single charge?

The EnozoPRO bottle typically lasts up to 10 reservoir refills. The EnozoHOME bottle typically lasts up to 3 reservoir refills.

How long should I charge the bottle for?

About 2.5 hours. To maximize battery life, it is not recommended to leave the bottle on the charger for more than 4 hours.

Should I only use tap water?

Yes, only normal tap water should be used. You should never add anything to the water in the reservoir. Adding things like essential oils and other chemicals can interfere with the creation of ozone and damage the internal hardware of the bottle.

What temperature should tap water be when I fill the bottle?

Approximately 70 degrees, or room temperature water.

Customer Service

What should I do if I have a problem?

Please email info@enozo.com or call (978) 233-4840.

Does my purchase come with a warranty?

Yes, each EnozoPRO bottle comes standard with a 1 year warranty. Please email warranty claims to support@enozo.com.

Do you offer free shipping?

Yes, every purchase ships for free.

What is your return policy?

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you can return it to us within 30 days for a full refund minus the cost of return shipping.