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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.
Practical Uses for Aqueous Ozone
Sanitas Introduces two new faucets for wall mounted spouts. Now a simple way to turn any commercial wall mounted faucet into ozone disinfection system.
FDA Memorandum on Dental Water Lines
Municipal water contains microorganisms that may be considered safe for drinking water, but could potentially cause patient infections when used during dental procedures. Dental unit waterlines, including those connected to municipal water sources or closed-bottle systems, typically cannot be sterilized; however, they should be routinely cleaned and disinfected. Without proper cleaning and disinfection, waterborne microorganisms can collect in the dental unit waterline and form a biofilm, a layer of microorganisms or bacteria adhered to the surface of the dental unit waterline, that can become dislodged and enter the water stream. Contaminated dental unit waterlines pose a risk of infection to the patient, particularly during surgical procedures by direct exposure of waterborne pathogens and to dental professionals due to inhalation of aerosols.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance Document Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings — 2003 recommends treating the water used in dental units with commercial products such as chemical germicides to meet drinking water standards. Also, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends routine monitoring of the water to demonstrate bacteria count of less than or equal to 500 Colony Forming Units (CFU) per milliliter of heterotrophic bacteria. Depending on the device design, sampling locations may include the connection to the water source, the dental handpiece connection, and a mid-point between these. Consult with the dental unit manufacturer’s instructions for the recommended maintenance schedule of the dental unit waterlines.
Dental practitioners should adopt appropriate infection control procedures for dental unit waterlines based on the manufacturer’s instructions for use. This should include infection control measures such as, but not limited to, monitoring water quality. The water management plan should include specific testing locations and frequencies, and actions to take (e.g., remediation, retesting at shorter intervals) based on test results.
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Infection Outbreak Linked to Hospital Tap Water
Health officials are trying to determine how a bacteria found in the regular tap water supply infected 27 women who underwent surgery at a Charleston, S.C., hospital in 2016 and 2017.
The tap water at Roper Hospital tested positive for non-tuberculous mycobacteria, but hospital officials can't explain how surgical patients were exposed to bacteria found in the regular tap water supply.
Most of the infected patients underwent breast reconstruction surgery. They required additional surgery and months of antibiotic treatment to treat the infection.
OSS Health has been voted the Best of York County for Specialized Medical Services by the York Sunday News readership for four years in a row. And you know… some of our physicians have been caring for people in the York community for over 30 years. The OSS Health physicians own and operate the organization, and are involved in all aspects of patient care.
Alliance Surgical Center
Alliance Surgical Center (ASC) is an outpatient center specializing in same day surgery. ASC is designed and developed to provide our patients with the highest quality of patient care in a comfortable, convenient environment.
Alliance Surgical Center, in Fullerton, is a comprehensive Surgical Suite with a collection of collaborative group of board-certified physicians and surgeons, providing many services at one convenient facility. Your health depends on excellent surgical results, from physicians, nurses, technicians and staff focused on your care.
Retina Associates (Chicago)
The physicians of Retina Associates are devoted to the care of patients with disorders of the retina and vitreous. We specialize in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of a variety of serious conditions such as macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease including diabetic retinopathy and vein occlusion, retinal detachment, trauma and cancer.
Sierra Veterinary Hospital
Sierra Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve Carson City, Indian Hills, Mound House and surrounding areas. We believe in providing the highest quality medical care while fostering a welcoming atmosphere. Our staff is comprised of highly trained, compassionate animal lovers who treat patients like their own pets.
We are dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of veterinary technology to ensure your pet has access to the best care available.
Regional Pain Treatment Center
At Regional Pain Treatment Center, our goal is to restore those in pain to life by replenishing mobility and regenerating passion through pain management and treatment.
Our Centers of Excellence utilize state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. Since 1987, Regional Pain Treatment Center has earned an excellent reputation by our commitment to quality, our diagnostic abilities, our comprehensive approach and the effectiveness of our treatments.
Eye Specialists of Colorado
Eye Specialists of Colorado, LLC is a friendly, local ophthalmology and optometry clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We recognize that every one of our patients is unique, and will take the time to work with each person to determine what course of action is best for them. Dr. Charles McMahon, MD is a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist with special interest as an anterior segment surgeon. He has over thirty years of experience in the private practice of comprehensive ophthalmology.
Richard Brenner DDS
Family Dental Practice for over 30 years, Hinsdale, Illinois
Center For Dental Excellency
Green Bay Wisconsin.
By providing general and family dentistry services in the Green Bay area, we are able to care for all of your dental needs, including Preventive Care, Partial Dentures, Periodontal Care, Oral Surgery, and Cosmetic Dental procedures like tooth whitening, Cosmetic Dentistry, and veneers.
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
American Academy of Ophthalmology
In conjunction with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
Oct. 27 – 30, 2018
Art + Science
I am not myself apt to be alarmed at innovations recommended by reason. That dread belongs to those whose interests or prejudices shrink from the advance of truth and science. Thomas Jefferson
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 (1.3 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. 8 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 780,000 gallons of disinfecting aqueous ozone for a cost of approximately $ .003 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. Results
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 1.3 gallons a minute, good for 10,000
hours. That's a lot of drinking water for small communities throughout the world. Let us know what you think?.
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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.