Frequently Asked Questions

UV Systems

An air filter is designed to collect particulates from the air (i.e. dust and dirt). Airborne contaminants, such as viruses, bacteria, mold, chemical agents, and VOCs pass through even a high efficiency filter, like sand through a tennis racket.

Sanuvox UV air purification systems are designed to destroy the DNA structure of microorganisms through sterilization, as well as change the molecular structure of contaminants through photo-oxidation destroying both biological and chemical contaminants, including odours.

“Stick-light” purifiers keep an evaporator coil clean from biological contaminants, but do little for the air quality. Sanuvox UV air purification systems are specially designed to purify the air, destroying bacteria, viruses, mould, chemicals and odours, thanks to a patented UV process designed to treat the moving air in the ventilation system.

There are only thousandths of a second to deliver the sufficient UV dosage needed to destroy bio-chemical contaminants in the air stream. The Sanuvox process effectively and efficiently deliver the necessary UV dosage to deactivate and destroy contaminants.

The UV lamp is composed of a germicidal part and an oxidizing part.

The germicidal portion of the lamp destroys viruses, bacteria, allergens, and micro-contaminants in the air. The UVC wavelength attacks the microorganism at the molecular level by deactivating its reproductive system.

The oxidizing portion of the lamp is very effective against odours and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

We provide  both air purifiers and surface purifiers that destroy mould, as well as thousands of other microbial contaminants.

Sanuvox air purification systems are perfectly safe and are certified by: cQPSus, an international recognized laboratory tested and certified product(s) to CSA, UL, CE and international standards.

Follow all installation and user instructions.

Electrical consumption varies according to residential models. Purifiers range from 17 Watts to 85 Watts.

Some Sanuvox models may produce residual ozone as a by-product of the UV-V wavelength (.0035 ppm.) The high-intensity UV lamp is approximately 95% UV-C (germicidal non-ozone producing) and 5% UV-V (oxidizing producing residual ozone). The UV-C wavelength that makes up the vast majority of the UV lamp becomes a catalyst to reduce the residual ozone. All Sanuvox UV lamps are also available in UV-C only.

Ozone Generators

Ozone is active oxygen, O3. It occurs naturally in the earth’s atmosphere to protect us from the sun’s harmful rays. When an O2 molecule gains another oxygen atom, it becomes ozone. It is an extremely unstable state for oxygen, which is why it makes such a powerful sanitizer.

The third oxygen atom in the ozone gas makes the ozone gas highly reactive. This active oxygen atom reacts with odour-causing molecules to oxidize volatile organic compounds, or to destroy these microorganisms by breaking down the cell wall of microorganisms in the environment. This process is called oxidation. Since ozone gas turns into oxygen (O2) molecule after oxidation, ozone gas is known as an extremely environmental disinfectant.

Although there are many academic studies and methods related to ozone gas production, it is possible to divide the methods of ozone gas production into 4 basic categories. These methods are Corona Discharge, Cold Plasma, Electrolysis and UV methods. In all the methods mentioned, O2 molecules are broken down to form distinct single oxygen atoms. The single oxygen atom (O) combines with O2 to form ozone gas.

Ozcon Ozone Generators use corona discharge method for ozone production. Industrial units adopt Micro-gap dual corona discharge technique. Kitchen ozone generators and portable generators adopts ceramic dielectric corona discharge technic.

Yes and no. It is extremely simple to design or manufacture a device that produces ozone gas. You can visit various video streaming sites to research this subject.

Amateur manufacturers produce various devices that produce ozone gas with their own means, but producing an ozone generator for an industrial facility requires a different expertise and knowledge.

By making a device that produces ozone gas, it is very different to produce an ozone generator that complies with international standards, is controlled with safety sensors, produces ozone gas with the capacity written on it even under minimum conditions, does not produce any harmful by-products, and is compatible with the automation system, made of ozone gas resistant materials. process.

With the right method, ozone generators that are not manufactured to international standards can produce many harmful by-substances. As it is known, there are many different gases and substances in the air apart from the oxygen (O2) molecule. The most common of these are nitrogen (N) gas.

Within the framework of EU regulations, all ozone generator manufacturers within the EU have been removed from the machinery manufacturers class since 2012 and included in the biocide regulation. The main reason for this change is the production of a high quantity of NITRIC ACID and NITRIC OXIDE (NOX) seen in products produced by incapable manufacturers.

Yes. In nature, ozone gas is constantly present between 0.01 PPM and 0.03 PPM.

Of course, the ozone gas used for disinfection purposes should be delivered in a human environment in a controlled manner and managed with ozone monitors and sensors.

No. There are no scientific studies proving that ozone gas causes permanent damage to human health.

Ozone gas has entered our lives in medical and industrial fields for the last 30 years, but ozone gas is a known molecule for 200 years. For this reason, many researches and scientific studies have been conducted on ozone gas. International organizations such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have set ozone gas limits.

Side effects such as burning in the eyes and nose, headache, sore throat, nausea can be observed in the case of 8 hours of exposure to ozone gas at 0.1 PPM. However, none of these side effects is permanent.

As Ozcon, we recommend the use of ozone measurement and control systems to avoid any undesirable problems in ozone applications to be made in production areas.

Yes. 99% of the water, bottled or demijohn water we buy is disinfected with ozone gas.

Measuring ozone gas is extremely important, especially in industrial applications. As we have emphasized in every project, “We cannot manage what we do not measure”. We are obliged to follow our generators with ozone measurement sensors that control the ozone gas concentration 24/7 in order to control the ozone gas, which is an extremely aggressive gas, to give the area in a dosage suitable for the prescription, to provide maximum efficiency from the ozone gas and to minimize the corrosive effect of the ozone gas.

Ozone monitors measure ozone gas concentration in PPM (particles per million). Just like ozone generators, these sensors must be produced and calibrated in accordance with international standards.

Electrostatic Precipitators

The Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) unit utilises the principle of electrostatic precipitation. The dirty exhaust air is drawn onto the mesh pre-filter which traps large grease particles. The remaining finer particles some small as 0.01-micron pass into a strong electrical field (ionising section) where the particulate receives an electrical charge. The charged particulate then passes onto a collector plate section made up of a series of parallel plates. Each alternate plate is charged with the same polarity as the particles repel are grounded, which attract and collect.

Yes! The first rule for electrostatic precipitators is, the higher the velocity the lower the efficiency. The faster the exhaust air travels through the ESP unit, efficiency is compromised. Decision-makers should consider the physical size of the ESP unit, pre-filters, electrostatic cells.

Ozone generator is installed after the electrostatic precipitator. It generates ozone gas and brakes down grease and odour containing compounds producing during cooking. Ozone reduces oil and grease build up in kitchen exhaust ductwork and reduces fire risk. When the Electrostatic Precipitator is in operation and the ozone generator is automatically turned on.

Yes. T Series (HMD) has been independently tested to ASHRAE standard tested 52.2 2017 provides industry accepted procedure for measuring electrostatic filters.

Single-pass efficiency collects up to 98.4% efficiency and double pass efficiency which exhaust air is passed through two units giving it an efficiency of 99.9% and for modular filtration systems, the Ozcon ESP units can be stacked on top of each other to increase airflow (L/s) requirements.

ESP units should be installed as close as possible to the commercial kitchen canopy. This positioning reduces the amount of oil and grease which can accumulate in the ductwork. If your only concern is smoke or you don’t have a place to install it close to canopy you can install it outdoors.

Every cooking style is different, however, on average, the following cleaning schedule applies. These are based upon standard restaurant opening hours:
• Light cooking: every six weeks
• Medium cooking: every four weeks
• Heavy cooking: every two weeks or weekly for charcoal/ solid fuel cooking

2-3 m/s is the best airflow velocity and any higher the electrostatic precipitator won’t be efficient enough and efficiency will be greatly compromised.