By Jeffrey Taylor BSc.
(Copyright Jeffrey Taylor, all rights reserved, 2007)
Ozonated Water is one of the most wonderful substances known
to mankind. The process of ozonating water can produce two results:
1/ Pure water free of bacteria, viruses, spores, parasites, and
chemicals. Wonderful for drinking, or using in pools and hot
2/ If done properly, ozonated water can actually
'hold' ozone for a short period of time. With the proper use
of a high purity,
high output (medical) ozone generator, and if the ozone is bubbled
through the water long enough, this ozonated water can contain
significant levels of ozone bonded to the water. This ozonated
water, is beyond pure. Full of ozone and oxygen, this ozonated
water is used topically as a healing and antibacterial / antifungal
agent, on burns, scrapes, bruises, in dentristry, surgery, and
many other applications. If you drink this water, you are actually
drinking 'ozone'. For the purposes of this page of information,
we will call this "Medical Ozone Water".
Most people researching or reading about ozonated water are
interested in medical ozone water- ozonating water to the point
that it actually contains ozone. However, most web sites on the
internet are providing incorrect information on how to prepare
this water. Instructions are usually modified to suit the particular
ozone generator that a company is trying to sell. Therefore,
the information provided is usually wrong. Since we have nothing
to sell to you, we are interested in only providing the correct
Making Medical Ozone Water requires a longer period of time
than usually suggested. A short list of the instructions are
1/ Use an ozone generator that produces high concentrations
of ozone. UV Ozone Generators will allow you to purify water,
however the ozone output is so low, that making Medical Ozonated
Water is basically impossible. You need to use a high quality
Corona Discharge Ozone Generator.
2/ Large bubbles of ozone do not allow proper transfer of the
ozone into the water, therefore you must use only small bubbles.
To make small bubbles you need a 'bubbler'. Although many companies
provide bubbling stones, this is not a good idea. These 'stones'
will be slowly destroyed by the ozone, and will impart impurities
into the water. Only use ozone resistant bubblers, preferably
made from glass.
3/ Ozonate the water in a glass vessel; never use plastic. This
ensures that your water remains pure and uncontaminated.
4/ Ozonate the water for a sufficient period of time. Ozonating
for 5 minutes as most web sites suggest will do almost nothing.
Ozonate each 1/2 quart of water for at least 20 minutes. Therefore
if you are ozonating a quart of water you need to ozonate for
40 minutes. One gallon requires 2 hours. These times can be verified
by testing the amount of ozone in the water. During this amount
of time the water continues to absorb the ozone. Once these times
have been reached ozonating for a longer period of time is not
required- the water has already absorbed as much ozone as it
5/ Use (or drink) the ozonated water within a short period of
time after making it. The ozone will degrade back into oxygen,
so you need to use the water before this happens. Keeping the
water for later is possible by placing it in the refrigerator,
however over a period of 24 hours, the water will lose up to
50% of the ozone.
6/ If you have an adjustable ozone generator, ozonate the water
at the highest ozone setting possible. It is for this reason
that the best ozone generator to use is one that uses cold corona
discharge technology. UV Ozone Generators can generate only approximately
1-3 ug/ml, cold plasma usually only 30 ug/ml but sometimes 60
ug/ml, where as cold corona ozone generators generate up to and
beyond 100 ug/ml. Ozonating water is one of the few cases where
'more is better'. Water will absorb more ozone at the higher
ozone concentrations. At the same time however you do not need
to be concerned with having too much ozone in the water, as water
is incapable of absorbing so much ozone that it would be harmful.
Therefore ozonate away at the highest ozone output you have for
the specified amount of time and you will make the best ozonated
water for your particular ozone generator. (If you have not yet
purchased an ozone generator our recomendation is to purchase
a high quality cold corona ozone generator with a long warranty
- they will make the best ozonated water).
Whether used simply to purify water, or whether highly concentrated
highly pure ozone is used for healing and detoxification ozonated
water is quite simply wonderful. Proper preparation is essential
in order to achieve the benefits you seek. Unfortunately most
of the information found on the internet regarding ozonated
water is simply not true; most instructions regarding ozone
levels necessary to create quality ozonated water and the length
of time to actually ozonate the water is most often also not
true. Therefore, in the near future, Oxygen Healing Therapies
will be posting a series of articles here to provide you with
the information you require in order to ensure that you achieve
the goals you have in mind for your ozonated water. The internet
is full of contradictory information regarding ozonated water
- we aim to provide you with simple, clear, and precise information.