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The Sanitas Faucet is the only, easy to install system, designed to create an abundant source of the high level disinfectant aqueous ozone. FDA Class 1 listed and registered as a medical device.
Ozone is FDA defined as a Class B Sterilant.
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Hand hygiene skin ATP study: Hand washing with tap water and soap vs. ozonated water and soap vs. antiseptic and ozonated water vs. antiseptic and tap water
Hygienic Surface Washing Comparing Germicidal Wipes Alone vs Germicidal Wipes + Ozone Water Rinse And Soapy Water vs Soapy Water + Ozone Water Rinse An Evaluation of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Reduction on Medical Surfaces, as a Measure of Biologic Material Reduction
AQUEOUS Ozone use for disinfection.
THIS IS NOTHING NEW. OZONE IS MOTHER NATURES FOOT SOLDIER IN THE WAR AGAINST DANGEROUS MICROBES THROUGH OUT OUR ENVIRONMENT. Ozone was first used for disinfecting drinking water treatment in 1893 in the Netherlands (Langlais et al., 1991). Although, used frequently in Europe for drinking water disinfection, it's success was slow to transfer to the United States due to early US successes with chlorine disinfection. Most water treatment plants generate ozone by using a high voltage (6 to 20 kilovolt) alternating current across a dielectric discharge gap containing ambient air. The typical ozone concentrations used in the production of the public water supply range from less than 0.1 to roughly 1mg/L (US EPA. 1999). Higher concentrations can be briefly attained under optimum production and mixing conditions.
According the US EPA Office of Water, ozone is one of the most potent and effective germicides used in water treatment and is effective against bacteria, viruses, and protozoan cysts (US EPA, 1999). FDA Generally regarded as safe (GRAS), approved for ozone disinfection of bottled water was. renewed. In 1987, 600 MGD (million gallons per day) ozonation plant comes on line in Los Angeles for municipal water sanitation after seven years of pilot testing.
In response to a Food Additive Petition submitted in August 2000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally approved the use of ozone as an Antimicrobial Agent for the Treatment, Storage and Processing of Foods in Gas and Aqueous Phases. Next came approval by the US FDA as an antimicrobial additive for direct contact with foods of all types (FDA 2001). The approval was published on June 26, 2001 (FDA, 2001).
As recently as 2014, the FDA cleared several medical devices, which included ozonated water as a final stage disinfectant for semi-critical devices such as endoscopes, dialysis equipment and other temperature sensitive equipment. The FDA has defined Ozone as a class B sterilant.
The effectiveness of disinfection depends on the target organism, the contact time, the concentration of the ozone, and the temperature of the water. Inactivation efficiency for bacteria and viruses is not affected by pH ranging between 6 and 9. Contact time and concentration are collectively known at the CT value. The larger the CT the more effective the disinfection. The concentration of ozone that will dissolve in water at a particular temperature is a function of the partial pressure of the gaseous ozone above the water and The Henry’s Law partitioning coefficient of gaseous versus aqueous ozone. For a given ozone concentration, as water temperature increases less ozone will be dissolved in the water.
"Pathogen inactivation by ozone is a complex process which involves ozone acting upon various cell-membrane and wall constituents (e.g. unsaturated fats) along with cell-content constituents (e.g. enzymes and nucleic acids). Ozone may affect membrane glycoproteins and/or glycolipids (Guzel-Seydim et al. 2004), membrane-bound enzymes (Murray et al. 1965) and oxidation of double bonds by singlet oxygen found in the cell (Scott 1975), and possibly may damage proteins and DNA (Komanapalli and Lau 1996). Two major mechanisms of ozone destruction of the target organisms were identified: (1) ozone oxidizes, sulfhydryl groups and amino acids of enzymes, peptides and proteins to smaller peptides; and (2) ozone oxidizes polyunsaturated fatty acids to acid peroxides (Victorin 1992). Micro-organisms are inactivated by disruption of the cell envelope or disintegration leading to cell lysis."
Ozonated water has been proven an effective anti-microbial for Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aerugenosa, Legonella pneumophilia, Mycobacterium terrae, and Bacillus subtilis among others. Larger protozoa, such as Cryptosporidium Parvam and Giardia Lambia, which have shown greater resistance to conventional chemical deactivation have been successfully treated with ozonated water to comply with bacteriological quality standards.
Ozone was shown effective against enveloped viral species (including vesicular stomatitis viral species, influenza A virus (WSN strain), infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus) and nonenveloped viruses (including polio type I and infectious canine hepati-tis virus) (Bolton et al. 1982). Research indicated that enveloped viruses were more susceptible to ozone inactivation than those lacking lipid enve-lopes (Bolton et al. 1982). Hall and Sobsey (1993) determined that hepatitis A virus was inactivated in 5 seconds with 0.4 ppm ozone dose.
A comparison of ozone CTrequirements among various pathogens suggests that prions are more susceptible to ozone degradation than some model bacteria and protozoa and that ozone treatment may be an effective solution for inactivating prions in water and wastewater. Ning Ding, Appl Environ Microbiol,2012
In summary, with regard to the spectrum of microbial action, each microorganism has an inherent sensitivity to ozone. Bacteria are more sensitive than yeasts and fungi. Gram-positive bacteria are more sensitive to ozone than Gram-negative organisms, and spores are more resistant than vegetative cells. Enveloped viruses were more susceptible to ozone than those lacking lipid enve-lopes.
"Due to the mechanism of ozone action, which destroys the microorganism through cell lysis, the development of resistance to ozone disinfection is not found "(Pascual et al. 2007).
The New Innovation: Ozone Faucets. NOW AQUEOUS OZONE CAN BE USED SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY TO COMBAT DANGEROUS PATHOGENS WITHOUT EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT. Ozone dissolved in water is a very effective anti-microbial at very low ozone concentrations. Until very recently, aqueous ozone production for small and medium medical, veterinary, dental or food service sanitation was impracticable. Devices were either very large, required retrofitting into plumbing systems and were expensive or were "science experiments" where ozone gas was bubbled into a glass or beaker and the volume produced was insufficient and the concentration inconsistent for use as a commercial surface disinfectant. Secondly, because aqueous ozone is an unstable molecule, it must be used within approximately 20 to 40 minutes of production before it starts to return to plain pure water and oxygen It can not be stored.
Patented Sanitas Aqueous Ozone Faucets were developed to provide a consistent, effective and abundant (1.2 gallons per minute) source of ozonated water at point of use for disinfection. As simple as lifting the faucet handle, ozone is created on demand using an electrical ozone generator located proximate to the faucet. The ozone gas is dissolved into the water via a patented control device and a venturi-type mixing system so that the ozone concentration at the tap outlet remains at an effective and safe concentration for a given flow rate. The Sanitas systems generates a typical tap ozone concentrations range from .5 to 1. ppm. Ozone gas overflow produced from the Sanitas Faucet has been tested at .003 parts per million which is well below EPA and FDA standards to insure safe use.
Sanitas Faucets have produced aqueous ozone at a level that has been tested by some of the most reputable institutions in the world and found to be effective and safe against a wide variety of the worlds most dangerous pathogens.
Clinical testing of the Sanitas Faucet Disinfection System in a medical setting has shown great potential as both a safe and highly effective anti-pathogen without the disadvantages of toxic smell, skin irritation, or potential damage to the environment.
A typical Sanitas Faucet will produce over 1,400,000 gallons of disinfecting aqueous ozone for a cost of approximately $ .0015 per gallon potentially saving a medical, dental, veterinary or food service operation millions of dollars over the life of the faucet. See below for function and design.
We missed the obvious. As you know from reading above, infusing ozone into water was originally invented to kill water borne pathogens in European drinking water since the late 1800's. Both the EPA and FDA recognize ozonated water as safe and effective for sanitizing drinking water. In 1987, the City of Los Angeles installed a 600 million gallon a day ozonation system for their municipal water supply. All of these municipal ozone water systems are very large, complicated, and expensive systems. How about a small system; the same size as a faucet, that could be easily installed and sanitize water in medical clinics, community centers, churches and schools throughout the world where water borne pathogens are making millions of people sick? How about a Sanitas Faucet?
At the rate of 1.2 gallons a minute, good for 20,000
hours. That's a lot of drinking water for small communities throughout the world. Let us know what you think?.
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Use of Sanitas Aqueous Ozone Faucet as final stage surgical rinse removing residual scrub with pathogen free water from a tap.
When the ozone system is functioning properly, the blue and red light are both illuminated. If they system is not functioning properly, the blue light goes off and only the red system light is on. In this situation the generator box must be standing up correctly.
When the ozone system is functioning within safe and effective parameters, the blue light is activated. If water pressure is too low, the blue light goes off.