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Uses of ozone in various fields

Industrially, ozone is used to:

•  disinfect laundry in hospitals, food factories, care homes, etc.;
•   disinfect water in place of chlorine;
•   deodorize air and objects, e.g. after a fire; this process is extensively used in fabric      restoration;
•   kill bacteria on food or on contact surfaces;
•   ozone swimming pools and for spas sanitation;
•   scrub yeast and mold spores from the air in food processing plants;
•   wash fresh fruits and vegetables to kill yeast, mold and bacteria;
•  chemically attack contaminants in water (iron,arsenic, hydrogen sulfide, nitrites, and complex organics lumped together as “colour”);
•   aid flocculation (agglomeration of molecules, which aids in filtration, where the iron and arsenic are removed);
•   manufacture chemical compounds via chemicalsynthesis [2];
•   clean and bleach fabrics (the former use is utilized in fabric restoration) (the latter use is patented);
•   assist in processing plastics to allow adhesion of inks;
•   age rubber samples to determine the useful life of a batch of rubber;
•   clean hospital operating rooms where air and surfaces needs to be sterile;
•   eradicate water borne parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium in surface water treatment plants.
•   Ozone is a reagent in many organic reactions in the laboratory and in industry. 
•   Ozonolysis is the cleavage of an alkene to carbonyl compounds.
•   Ozone will oxidize metals (except gold, platinum, and iridium) to metals oxides in their highest oxidation state
2 Cu2+ + 2 H+ + O32 Cu3+ + H2O + O2
•   Ozone converts oxides to peroxides:
SO2 + O3 SO3 + O2
•   It also oxidizes oxides to oxides of higher oxidation number:
NO + O3 NO2 + O2
•   Most important use in medical field as ozone therapy..