How are Ozone Generators Measured?
If you want the basics on how ozone generators are measured, I am going to make to as simple as possible for everyone. There is a lot of hype about ozone generators and the amount of ozone they produce. You will see some small ozone generators that skillfully hide their output behind model numbers and bold claims of what they can do. But if the unit is under 10,000 mg/hr of true output, they are nearly worthless for serious applications.
Small ozone generators make big claims to treat 4000-5000 sq ft, but that is a very skewed opinion. Smaller machines will eventually tell you that a serious problem will take 12, 24, and 48 hours of treatment to resolve. These machines quickly run down or wear out their ozone output and become useless.
Here is the best way to understand ozone treatments. Let first deal with Ozone Output or Power:
Ozone output should be looked at as horsepower for a car or the diameter of a hose. 32,000 mg/hr is the same as 32 G/hr (milligrams and grams), which tells you its power is 32,000. This is the amount or volume of ozone the ozone generator delivers in an hour. The cubic volume of the house or room would be like the distance a car must travel or water needed to fill a pool. So, they more milligrams or grams of output, the quicker the job will be done. Yes, a half-inch hose will eventually fill the pool, but a 6-inch house will fill it many times faster.
So, a moped is able to travel a 1000 miles, but an eight-cylinder car will do it faster ... and better.
The level of SATURATION is measured in PPM (parts per million), (not mg/hr meaning the output of the unit). For example, a 5000 mg/hr machine in a closet is fine because there is a small volume to treat. But, in a normal house, it cannot raise the PPM above 6-7 PPM. Claims of shock ozone are unrealistic but good for website hype.
Regardless of boasting, these over-promoted ozone machines cannot sustain a constant "Ozone Shock" level ... despite their bold claims! In reality, a 5000 to 10,000 mg/hr machine may only reach 8 PPM, but minimum ozone shock level is 12 PPM. Ozone shock is achieved by reaching high saturation level in the room be producing enough ozone to permeate the air to a higher degree of PPM.
So, yes a smaller ozone level will work, but it takes a lot longer. A 32,000 mg/hr ozone generator will reach ozone shock in about 15-20 minutes and hold that level for several hours.
This is an over-simple rule-of-thumb but figure 10,000 mg/hr forever 1000-1500 sq ft if you are wanting serious "Ozone Shock". In fact, even low levels of ozone will work, but it takes a longer time to do the job. When it comes to ozone generators, "Fast and Hard" is the best approach.
We think the answer is pretty simple. Professional Ozone builds professional-grade ozone generator at roughly the price of the small units you see on the Internet. Dollar for dollar, our 32G (32,000 mg/hr) or two 32G (64,000 mg/hr) is hard to beat. So, why pay for something that pretends to be a serious ozone generator when you could have a quality, powerful ozone generator from Professional Ozone?