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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by KILOWATT, Apr 4, 2005.

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    KILOWATT Guest

    Hi everyones...thanks for your time. I wish to make a large ozone generator
    and i'm wondering if one of those two methods (see subject line) produces
    less byproduct (like nitrous oxyde) than the other ? Maybe i'm wrong and
    pure oxygen MUST be used to not have any byproducts...not shure. Any
    comments? TIA for any replies.

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  2. I surely think that 184.9 nm UV produces more ozone and less NOx than
    coronas, sparks/arcs, etc...

    Do not confuse 184.9 nm, the shorter and secondary of the two main
    shortwave UV wavelengths of a low pressure mercury discharge, with 253.7
    nm which is the main one but basically useless for intentional ozone
    generation. The main application of 253.7 nm is germicidal use.

    - Don Klipstein ()
  3. CWatters

    CWatters Guest

    Just be aware that ozone is a lung irritant and levels used to clean air
    (for example) are a hazard to health. Very bad for you if you have asthma
    etc. I believe it also effects some rubber and plastic insulation.
  4. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Yes. Ozone is absolute murder on rubber. And lungs.
  5. Eric R Snow

    Eric R Snow Guest

    Ozone is indeed a major cause of rubber deterioration. Latex is
    especially affected.
  6. Ban

    Ban Guest

    Also be aware that if your ozone generator reaches 12% purity, it will
    explode. :-((
    You will indeed need pure oxygen for levels above a per cent or so.
  7. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest

    Makes me wonder what sort of rubber is used on TV remotes...
    I assumed it was silicone rubber but there is usually an oily
    residue under them, probably from deterioration of the rubber.

    KILOWATT Guest

    Hi...everyones thanks for you replies. Yes i'm aware of the danger of
    ozone. I won't do high volumes shock treatments in a place where there's
    some people/pets/plants of course! This said, i was happy to read your reply
    Don. What you described really seems to be what i've bought... thanks for
    your time.
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