FAQ

Does the O3Waterworks Spray bottle kill the corona Virus?

Cleaning is the most important step in keeping your family safe during these times. However, all claims pertaining specifically to Covid19 are strictly regulated by the EPA. They have specific rules that have been added for making any form of kill claim on coronavirus. One rule requires that the product be previously approved as a disinfectant in order to appear on the EPA list of approved List N products and had to have been certified to have killed a virus “at least as strong as Covid19”.  Our spray bottle is a SANITIZER rated to a 99.9% effective kill when used as directed against the bacteria listed in our documentation, most of which are common pathogens such as E. coli. WE ARE NOT nor have ever been labeled a DISINFECTANT under EPA rules we are therefore not qualified to make a kill claim on Covid19.

 

However, per the CDC the most effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to clean surfaces often and then disinfect. Cleaning removes soils that can hide bacteria, viruses, fungus and other harmful germs and is less toxic than disinfecting. O3 Waterworks Sanitizing Spray Bottle makes aqueous ozone a  powerful cleaner, deodorizer and sanitizer to kill some pathogens to a designated public health level of 99.9 percent. Some of these pathogens include E. coli, Listeria, Strep and Salmonella. Most importantly, aqueous ozone is safe to use around children, pets and the elderly.

 

The O3 Waterworks Sanitizing Spray Bottle spray bottle is the best sanitizing cleaner on the market. It makes aqueous ozone from plain tap water, leaves no residue behind, only pure water and oxygen in a matter of minutes. The aqueous ozone does not decrease your indoor air quality,  and is a great deodorizer. The O3 Sanitizing Spray Bottle can be filled over 500 times and is a sustainable way to clean and reduce plastic bottle waste without buying any more product. With the O3 Waterworks Sanitizing Spray Bottle bottle all you need is water and you have cleaner and it works on glass, stainless steel, hard non-porous surfaces like counter tops and floors.

 

Ozone (O3 or trioxygen) is a powerful anti-microbial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal sanitizer. There have currently been no published studies regarding the effects of ozone on the COVID 19 virus specifically, but, there have been numerous scientific studies that show ozone gas is able to destroy the SARS coronavirus which is almost identical in structure to the new COVID 19 coronavirus. We also know that ozone destroys other RNA viruses by diffusing through the protein coat into the nucleic acid core and damaging the RNA of the virus. While human cells have complex enzymes systems for protection, certain enveloped viruses have no such protections against oxidative stress, making them vulnerable to ozone.

There have been nearly 20 scientific studies showing ozone gas is able to destroy the SARS coronavirus, which is almost identical in structure to the new COVID 19 coronavirus.

According to the National Ozone Association, 

“Ozone gas has been proven to kill the SARS coronavirus and since the structure of the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus is almost identical to that of the SARS coronavirus, it is relatively safe to say that it will also work on the new coronavirus though it must be noted that there are no studies to date except one that is currently ongoing in China at the Institute of Virology In Hubei with regards to this.”

Again, we make NO CLAIMS OF ANY KIND regarding Covid19 kill efficacy per the EPA registered disinfection regulations. The above information is for educational purposes only.

What is Aqueous Ozone? 


Simply put aqueous ozone is ozone dissolved in water. 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 – atmospheric (as a gas) and aqueous (in water). Ozone occurs in nature, but our patented technology synthesizes aqueous ozone to sanitize, deodorize, and clean. Due to aqueous ozone’s high reactivity and low stability, it quickly reverts to pure water and oxygen and leaves no detectable chemical residue.  All O3 products use aqueous ozone.


Is Ozone Safe?

Aqueous ozone is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA and is recognized as safe and highly effective by the National Sanitation Foundation. The O3 system is also EPA established and Green Seal Certified.  Working as a sanitizer, deodorizer, and cleaner, it contains no additives, fragrances or dyes, and leaves no detectable residue, only oxygen, and water. This means that there is nothing added to the solution that may cause skin, eye, or respiratory irritation. Aqueous ozone is a biodegradable substance that doesn’t leave behind any residues to attract more dirt. Because the aqueous ozone is contained in solution there is little if any atmospheric ozone released that doesn’t degrade into oxygen. Since aqueous ozone can replace various cleaners like glass, stainless steel, and other multi-purpose cleaners, our O3 Waterworks devices help reduce both the synthetic chemicals used for cleaning as well as the number of plastic bottles purchased.


Does O3 Waterworks Stabilize Aqueous Ozone?


No, “stabilizing” controls for the difference in water hardness or mineral content in the water used to produce aqueous ozone. Recent technology advances have shown that it is rare to find a water source that is so hard or full of minerals that the aqueous ozone produced won’t, sanitize, deodorize, or clean. If you live in a place that has very hard water, we recommend installing a water softener in your business or home is a better and less expensive option than stabilizing aqueous ozone.


How Does Ozone Sanitize, Deodorize, and Clean?

Ozone is a powerful natural oxidizing agent, meaning its oxygen atoms can cause chemical changes. When ozone encounters soils, pathogens, and microbes that cause odors or illness, it reacts with them and changes their characteristics. Aqueous ozone reacts with odorants to disable their odor and attacks bacterial cell walls, killing the pathogens completely. The killing process of oxidation with ozone does not contribute to antibiotic resistance.


What Pathogens does Aqueous Ozone Kill?

Aqueous ozone can reduce the level of some 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
- Staph A.
- Enterobacter aerogenes
- Klebsiella pneumonia

    See the Science page for a full list.

     

    What Does Ozone Smell Like?

    Have you ever walked outside after a big thunderstorm? That’s Ozone! Mother Nature produces massive amounts of ozone during thunderstorms to oxidize the air. However, since we produce aqueous ozone in smaller amounts, the smell won’t be as strong, and it will be localized to where it is applied. Because the aqueous ozone reverts back to water and oxygen there will be no long-term smell left on your clothes or surfaces. 

     

    Who Uses Ozone to Sanitize?  

     

    MUNICIPAL WATER PLANTS & WATER BOTTLERS


    Aqueous Ozone is approved by the FDA as a sanitizing agent both at municipal water treatment plants as well as in the bottled water industry. The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) has also approved its use as an antimicrobial agent. 

     

    FOOD TREATMENT, STORAGE, AND PROCESSING FACILITIES

    Aqueous Ozone has been approved by the FDA and the USDA on the treatment of food. 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 products 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 POOLS

    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.


    Will Aqueous Ozone Create More Antibiotic-Resistant Germs?

    Because the killing process of oxidation with aqueous ozone is different from medicinal pathways it DOES NOT contribute to antibiotic resistance.




    SANITIZING SPRAY BOTTLE

    How does the O3 Waterworks Sanitizing 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 O3 Waterworks Sanitizing Spray Bottle produce safe amounts of ozone?

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

    How Long is the Aqueous-Ozone Active Once Sprayed?

    The aqueous ozone sprayed from the bottle is active for 5 minutes. Aqueous 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 the O3 Waterworks Sanitizing Spray Bottle Better Than Other Sanitizers, Deodorizers, and Multi-Purpose Cleaners?

    The Sanitizing Spray Bottle 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 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 are the O3 Waterworks Sanitizing Spray Bottle Effective?

    You can the O3 Waterworks Sanitizing Spray Bottle 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

      The O3 Waterworks Sanitizing Spray Bottle is also perfect to use on:

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

        Has the O3 Waterworks Sanitizing Spray Bottle Been Tested By An Independent Third Party?


        Yes, please see independent third party testing here: Toxcel Toxicology and Regulatory Affairs Report


        How Do I Know My Sanitizing 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 answer depends on how often you use the bottle. Generally, we find that the charge on the Sanitizing Spray bottle lasts up to three reservoir refills.


        How Long Should I Charge the Bottle?


        You only need to charge the bottle for about 2-2.5 hours. To maximize the battery life it is not recommended to leave the bottle on the charger for more than 4 hours. 


        Can I Only Use Tap Water? Can I add anything else? 


        Only use normal tap water with your sanitizing spray bottle. 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.


        Should I add Hot or Cold Water to My Sanitizing Spray Bottle?


        70 degrees is the optimal temperature for O3 generation which just so happens to be room temperature tap water.


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        What Should I Do If I Have a Problem?


        Please email support@o3waterworks.com or call (978) 233-4840.


        Does My Purchase Come With a Warranty?

        Yes, the O3 Waterworks bottle comes with a 1-year warranty. Please email any warranty claims to support@o3waterworks.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.