COULD OZONE TECHNOLOGY PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS?
The Coronavirus, more formally known as COVID-19, is continuing to develop and evolve, spreading between more people each day and making its way across the globe infecting multiple countries and cities. Research is avidly being conducted to find a cure for the virus itself – however, it’s possible there may be a way to prevent the spreading of the virus before anyone is infected.
Ozone is a naturally occurring gas created from oxygen atoms. At the right levels, ozone can kill all bacteria on this earth – which is why NASA and other space agencies actively use ozone to wash and sterilise all items that come from space. This type of disinfection and sterilisation technique has been modified and adapted for everyday use across a variety of applications in the UK – from the laundry sector, to farming, breweries and wineries. Essentially, any bacteria-free required sector should, and could, be using ozone technology.
As deploying ozone gas has been proven to kill the SARS coronavirus, and COVID-19 having proven similarities and links to SARS and the flu (other forms of coronavirus), it’s a fair assumption to propose that ozone technology could also have a positive impact on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Currently, there is no definite proof that using ozone technology will work at dealing with COVID-19, but it is likely to be adequate as it already works effectively against other members of the coronavirus family.
When it comes to protecting the UK, the advice the public has received most is to thoroughly wash their hands before eating, avoid touching their face and nose and be extra vigilant on public transport. But at present, there has not been an official outbreak prevention strategy put into place. Ozone technology could prevent the spreading of COVID-19, and be the outbreak prevention strategy the UK is searching for. By sterilising all boats and planes once they have been departed using ozone gas, this method of sterilisation could control and kill any virus which has spread via transport, and protect the virus from entering our country.
This method would also be preferable to spraying harsh chemicals across potentially infected areas – as these likely break down surfaces, leaving permanent damage. As ozone is a natural gas made of oxygen molecules, once the ozone has been used up it turns back to oxygen – meaning there is no pollutant, no residual films or sticky surfaces remaining post-ozone gas injection.
Ozone Efficiency – a provider of ozone solutions in the UK – are capable of providing the required equipment to facilitate this cleaning process, whilst also providing efficient training for vessels and aircraft maintenance staff. By using these advancements combined with expert knowledge, ozone technology could ensure success in limiting the spread of the Coronavirus.
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