I’ve been trying to research using ozone and can’t find much listed in layman’s terms so hoping you can help. I’ve started looking into it for cleaning instead of using bleach. Plus using it to treat the dehumidifier water for reuse. I’ve always hated the waste from the dehumidifier so reuse will make the waste from using RO water a bit more bearable. Also came across some random comments about using it for pest control.
I haven’t been able to find anything about how many mg of ozone to add per gallon for any of this. For cleaning and water treatment, I don’t see adding to much as a problem, by why run it way longer than you may need to. If it is a viable option for pest control, I can see dosage measurement possibly being important.
If this is a possible pest control option, and there are soil born pests, what could happen to the roots of the plants from the ozone water? I understand it’ll kill the microbe life, so a heavy dose of Reee-Chaaarge would be needed at the next watering.
What episode did Michigan Matt talk about Ozone guns? Anybody?
I use this ozone generator
This one puts out o3 out of a hose with a air stone at the end. It can be used as an air purifier (smells and germs) or you can put the air atone in the bottom of a spray bottle and let it run for 10 15 minutes and ozonate the water. It only stays good for 10 minutes or so. I use it to defunk rooms in my house as well as an IPM spray. The machine emits air with 3 oxygen molecules . Oxygen molecules are unstable not in pairs so right away the third oxygen breaks off and bonds to other elements. As it does this it destroys the thing it binds to. It wont kill bugs but for some reason but will kill bug eggs. What I do is I rotate azamax with smite(an oil based pesticide) every 2 to 3 days. I first ozonate some water and spray to kill eggs. Once that dries i spray with one of my oils. Then do the same thing 3 days later with my second oil. This helps ensure i kill the eggs (spider mites specifically) seeings as how oils dont kill eggs and they always come back. It seems to work well so far. Hope that info helps.
I use the oxy complete ozone generator. I do not have the equipment sensitive enough to test the water it produces. It claims to be injecting 4 ml. Per gal. I wash my plants with it. I fill res. I wash pots and equipment , walls whatever. I don’t really know what to say. I have done some tests with soil microbes and it did not kill everything. I called the lady that was on the show to discuss the lack of death. She suggested a few things such as time and temp. I really need to test more. Sometimes you really just want things to work so you stop checking them. Ignorance is bliss. I personally need to see an egg disintegrate in the water. Some websites say that it’s good for killing bugs, then others say it only kills eggs? One website will say it’s 54 times more powerful than bleach, and then somewhere else it will say some other number. One thing I really do like it for is for harvesting vegetables. Is perfect for greens and delicate leaves. I also hook it up to a sprinkler and I wash my grass in one of the smaller dog yards. I would love to loan it to my neighbors with all of their animals shit! It really works for smell. So I know it’s doing something… Washing your plants seems to work whether it’s the ozone or just washing your plants all the time. This machine was quite expensive. I myself due to the vegetable garden and dogs I would purchase this again. I would love to hear more from Michigan Matt about his ozone generator. I don’t use it on flowering plants. Afraid of damaging the Trichrome. Did experiment and the plant just seemed, dull…
Oh wait! The humidifier loves it. Never gets funky and my water barrels stay cleaner
NHizHighness69, now that you mention it, I remember Matt talking about it, but don’t remember any real details other than he was using it for cleaning purposes.
This is the one I ended up getting:
This one claims 4,000mg of ozone into water, which I’m guessing is per hour since it says 5,000mg in air per hour. No mention anywhere of how much water is needed to hit that per hour. It has a hose with 4 air stones on it.
Sunny, good to know about the water working on animal smells. I was hoping it would work for that, wanted to try it cleaning carpets and vehicles.
Probably couldn’t hurt to use it in a carpet cleaning solution. I personally don’t have carpets. However I have area rugs. And I am also looking forward to soaking them. I have but I don’t remember well enough to comment. Pretty much takes care of smells though. You have to have a really high concentration. I like it on the compost bucket that I have on the counter.. Also when you wash your yard you kill fly eggs that is in the dog shit. Again I wish my rancher neighbors had one and would use it in their barn.