How ZONO Sanitizing Works

How ZONO Sanitizing Works

The Power of Ozone

The sanitizing solution offered by ZONO cabinets may seem like magic, but it is made possible through ozone, one of the most powerful oxidizers in nature. Ozone, which is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization as an efficient sanitizing and disinfecting agent, has been used since the early 1900s. 

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ZONO & Ozone

Why Does ZONO Use Ozone?

There are many reasons why ozone is used. First, ozone contains only one ingredient, oxygen, making it an ideal alternative to harsh liquid sanitizers and disinfectants. Because it is a gas, it eliminates the use of hot water, and it can penetrate fabric and padding without damaging or impacting the fabric’s integrity. It also poses no threat of damage or discoloration to most plastics, paper, wood, metal, or glass items. 

In addition to the noted benefits, Ozone is also:

  • Inexpensive to produce
  • Capable of sanitizing “non-washable” fabrics and items
  • Able to reduce offensive odors

You & Your World

How ZONO Prioritizes Your Safety and the Environment

ZONO Technologies prioritizes its customers safety and the health of the environment. All customers are provided with accurate instructions, warnings, first-aid, and safety information to make sure that, if used as instructed, the ZONO will operate safely. Before operating your ZONO Disinfecting & Sanitizing Cabinet, be sure to carefully read all labels and the Owner’s Manual, as they are the ultimate guides for safe and effective ZONO usage.

Safety features of the ZONO include:

  • Clear panel doors that allow items to be seen from the outside.
  • A front display panel that indicates if the ZONO is locked or unlocked, if it is safe to open, and the status of the sanitization process (ongoing or completed).
  • An access code that must be entered and a green start button that must be pushed by the operator before any sanitizing or heating cycles can be started.
  • A magnetic lock that prevents the operator from opening the cabinet door when the interior ozone level is not safe.
  • An inside ozone sensor that monitors whether the interior ozone volume is at a safe level before allowing the operator to open the door.
  • An outside ozone sensor that detects an ozone level outside of the cabinet below 0.1 ppm. This is the level that OSHA deems safe for workers to be exposed to for 8 hours a day. If the exterior ozone level is detected at or above 0.1 ppm, the ZONO stops ozone production, sounds an alarm, and communicates the detection of exterior ozone on the display panel.

Laboratory Validation for ZONO Sanitizing Cabinet Solutions

The effectiveness of ZONO equipment has been verified by independent testing by Aerobiology Laboratory Associates (December 2010) and the University of Georgia, Center for Food Safety, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (February 2011). The ZONO Disinfecting & Sanitizing Cabinet meets the Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) definition of sanitizing non-food product surfaces, which requires a contamination reduction of 99.9% or a three log kill. It also meets the EPA’s requirements for making Virucidal claims for a surface disinfectant which requires at least a 4 log10 reduction in virus titers (using Feline Calicivirus and Murine Norovirus model viruses) after treatment.

Are you ready to reimagine your classroom or nursery playspace with ZONO Disinfecting & Sanitizing Cabinet solutions? Contact our team or explore different cabinet options.