posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 10:18 AM
I firmly believe in ozone therapy and have done alot of reading into this and have built a ozone generator myself which I might say on a scale of 1-10
of difficulty, it sits at about a 2. Very easy to construct.
Doing a quick search for everybody interested in ozone therapy, I found this-
At the higher range of concentration (three and a half to five per cent ozone in one/oxygen mixture) ozone exhibits a strong germicidal effect by
oxidative destruction. The oxidative power of ozone has proven to be effective in destroying lipid-enveloped viruses such as Epstein Barr, herpes,
cytomegalovirus and viruses that cause hepatitis. One recent study indicates that ozone treatment was 97 to 100 per cent effective in destroying HIV
in vitro.(Journal of American Society of Hematology, October 1, 1992)
This site is informative but pretty much just gives the 'barebone groceries' on the subject.
Some interesting facts though that I've come across on my past research into this subject-
-Ever notice how you feel more invigorated or alive after a rain storm? That's because of the air being O2 rich caused by ozone created from the
lightening. Ozone (O1) is a very powerful oxidizer which breaks down organic matter quite quickly but is also very unstable and wants to return to its
normal state of being oxygen (O2) so its half life of O1 is only about 30 seconds. Although the above website says it's longer, it doesn't go into
how Ozone can be more stablized through physical means.
As far as the HCL being added to the ozonated water, as it states, it is a very weak acid level. HCL is swimming pool acid used to breakdown the
calcium shell that is holding the clorine molecule being that CL is a gas, not a solid. (calcium hypoclorite= pool clorine). Nuetral ph is about a
7.0 with anything less than 7.0 being acidic(down to 1) and over being alkalyd (up to 12).
You know when your eyes burn sometimes when your in a swimming pool? Most people thick that it's too much CL in the water but that's not the case,
remenber CL is a gas, you smell it. The burning sensation is from too much acid in the water reacting with the water in your eyes. This can occur with
as little of a ph drop as 6.8.
pH level measures the acidity of foods on a scale ranging from 1 (most acidic) to 14 (most weakly acidic, or very basic). Water, with a pH of 7,
is neutral. Most soft drinks weigh in with a pH level between 2.0-4.0, so 3.4 is a fair estimate for Coke. Foods with a comparable approximate pH
value include most fruits (oranges, cherries, apples, blueberries, etc), wine, chili sauce, and horseradish, to name a few.
Now as the OP states using a slight acidic ozone solution, I don't see where any benefit would come from.
**edit** Also if anybody is interested in how I made a very cheap and effective 'O1 generator', you're more than welcomed to U2U me.
[edit on 23-11-2009 by geo1066]