Air Quality Facts

The successful management of indoor and vehicle environments has a direct impact on health, safety, productivity, and comfort and is critical for the wellbeing of employees and site visitors. It is important to give serious consideration to future proofing your environments to make them as clean, safe, and healthy as possible, to maximise confidence in all that engage with your services, and to encourage a return to normality after the Covid-19 pandemic 

Research has shown that poor indoor air quality is the fourth largest risk to health in the UK and a report by DEFRA shows that this impacts the economy by £2.7bn a year, due to lower productivity. Furthermore, the CBA reported in 2020, that illness from ‘dirty air’ in buildings costs UK employers £990m 

Studies have shown that air pollution particles harbour microbes and that pollution is likely to carry viruses causing the spreading of dangerous illnesses such as bird flu, measles and foot and mouth disease over considerable distances

Good air quality is vital to reduce our susceptibility to viruses and infection

Studies have shown that the regular use of disinfecting products without proper protection can weaken the immune system

Good air quality is not only important for healthy lungs, but also healthy sleep. Healthy sleep promotes a healthy immune system

In addition, good air quality reduces absence in the workplace and improves cognitive behaviour, accelerating our safe return to normality

Ozone ® Sanitisation

As a biocide, Ozone works similarly to chlorine (another oxidant) and is used in a similar manner. This oxidisation property of ozone enables the ozone molecule to have a deep clean biocidal effect

Ozone disinfects by directly oxidising and destroying the microorganism’s cell wall, causing cellular components to leak outside the cell

This causes protoplasmic destruction of the cell, damaging constituents of the nucleic acids, and breaks the carbon–nitrogen bonds, which leads to de-polymerisation

During the process, ozone splits into oxygen and an ozone atom, which is lost

Due to the nature of the direct oxidation power of ozone there is no mechanism for pathogens to create an immunity to ozone as with other chemical disinfectants and biocides

Depending on specifications of the bacteria or virus, the treatment time and ozone concentration is adapted to reach the desired log reduction. After finished treatment ozone either decomposes into oxygen naturally over several hours, or the decomposition is accelerated significantly by the use of an ozone destruct unit which gathers back the ozone that has been created and pulls it back through the machine to destroy it and neutralise it completely

The Ozone ® Machine

The SeeSan O3 uses oxygen (o2) from the atmosphere, applies an electrical charge that splits the oxygen molecule which then recombines to form the unstable molecule ozone O3

As Ozone is an unstable molecule it will eventually revert back to oxygen. As the level of Ozone used for disinfection is above the occupational exposure limits an ozone destruct unit integral to the SeeSan O3 accelerates the ozone conversion back to oxygen. This makes the time taken for the biocidal process quicker and safer

As the level of Ozone produced is above the occupational exposure limits people and pets should not be present in the room when the treatment takes place

When Ozone is used in the treatment of a room it will react with materials in the room (disinfection by products). This is particularly evident in areas with high VOC content e.g. cars (new car smell)

The SeeSan O3 has a high density carbon filter that removes particulates to 2.5 µm which are harmful and created during the disinfection process

The SeeSan O3 is equipped with two fans:
1. Ozone generation and
2. Ozone destruct. This increases the amount of Ozone produced as running Ozone with the destruct ‘in play’ reduces the amount of Ozone produced

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