How to Sterilize Objects in Water Using an Ozone Generator
Until recently, I’d never heard of an Ozone Generator. I know, I know, it sounds like some kind of grand scientific experiment. However, it’s actually a simple method of sterilization that can help keep you staying safe and healthy. And these days, staying healthy has never been more important!
Now you might be thinking, why in the world would you ever need an Ozone Generator? Aren’t soap and warm water, or hand sanitizer, all that you need to prevent germs from finding their way into your body? Sure, those tactics can help, especially with your hands and small objects, but what about your food? Before answering that, here is a quick story:
The Bad Blueberry
Last week, my mother went blueberry picking at a local farm with the goal of adding them to her morning smoothie. She arrived home, washed the berries under the tap, and plopped them in the blender. A healthy, fresh fruit smoothie was soon sitting in a glass on her counter, and it tasted great!
“I’m going back for more tomorrow!” Mom told me over the phone.
Well, suffice to say, she did not end up returning to the farm. Unfortunately, the blueberries had been contaminated with a strain of E-coli that did not fully wash off under the tap. I’ll spare you the details of how this affected my mother (she is perfectly fine now), but it is what inspired me to begin researching how a situation like this could be prevented in the future.
Why Ozone Generators Matter
We all know that fruits and vegetables are regularly sprayed with pesticides and other toxins while being cultivated. What we never know is how fully clean they are, so it is customary to wash them at home. Sadly, their taste would be much less appealing after being washed with germ-killing agents such as soap and water, or hand sanitizer. So, how do we ensure our food is as clean and healthy as it can possibly be?
By utilizing the safest, most efficient means available – an Ozone Generator (OG)!
Why Ozone Generators Work Better
Here’s a quick science lesson I’ll throw at you. Ozone is produced when oxygen molecules are dissociated by an energy source into oxygen atoms and subsequently collide with an oxygen molecule to form an unstable gas that powerfully disinfects. What’s important to know is that this disinfectant-producing process is harnessed within an Ozone Generator for easy at-home food sanitization. You should also know precisely what makes the Ozone Generator the ideal choice for a sterilizing treatment over other methods:
Ozone over Chlorine –
For sterilizing food, chlorine is frequently used by most distributors, primarily because it is cheap. However, the process takes quite a while to bypass a bacteria’s cellular structure. Ozone, on the other hand, neutralizes bacteria and viruses within a matter of seconds (and at a higher level) because of its highly dissolvable state. Some reports suggest that the ozonation process is 3,000 times faster than chlorination in disinfecting water.
No Leftover Residue –
Because ozonation occurs so fast, it ends up decomposing even more rapidly. This means that no harmful residuals are left behind in the process.
Viruses Stay Dead –
Once ozonation is complete, there is no regrowth of any harmful microorganisms. All that continues to thrive are the newly-protected, healthy particles.
How to Use an Ozone Generator
Now that we are aware of the strong sanitizing properties of Ozone, how exactly do we use an Ozone Generator to purify our fruits and veggies? The answer is surprisingly easy! Once you have an Ozone Generator, follow these steps to attain truly clean eating:
- Submerge your fruits and vegetables in one to two gallons of water in a glass bowl.
- Attach the air stone purifier to the connected tube.
- Insert the purifier into the water.
- Plug in your Ozone Generator.
- Set the digital timer – 10 to 15 minutes is the optimal time for fruits and vegetables.
- Run your OG.
That’s all there is to it! When that timer goes off, your food is entirely and refreshingly free of chemicals, bacteria, and viruses. You can enjoy sweet fruits and crunchy vegetables with complete peace of mind!
You Can Sanitize Household Items, Too!
In addition to fruits and vegetables, an Ozone Generator can also be used to safely sanitize all of the following:
- Baby products
- Small toys
- Water (obviously)
OGs also work to deodorize the air in your home and neutralize unpleasant cooking or pet odors. Breathing easy has never been so effervescent!
Ozone Generator Recap
Now that you’re a real OG on the topic of Ozone Generators, don’t miss out on finding one that’s best for you! And before I bid you adieu, let’s refresh our minds on some of the finer points of this discussion:
- Ozone Generators can help sterilize and sanitize fruits and veggies, as well as many other items within your home, providing a great defense against bacteria and viruses.
- Ozone Generators are not hard to set up or use.
- My mother is currently perfectly healthy and looking forward to the Ozone Generator I just ordered for her!