Aqueous Ozone: The Future of Safe and Sustainable Cleaning

What is Aqueous Ozone?

Aqueous ozone is a water-based solution of ozone that is created by passing ozone gas through water. Ozone is a powerful oxidizer that is effective at killing bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. It’s a safer and more sustainable alternative to traditional cleaning methods that use harsh chemicals.

The Science: How It’s Generated

Aqueous ozone is generated by passing ozone gas through water. Ozone is a triatomic molecule of oxygen (O3) that is created when an electric current is passed through oxygen gas. The electric current splits the oxygen molecules into two atoms each, one of which combines with an existing oxygen molecule to form ozone.

Once ozone is created, it is bubbled through water to create aqueous ozone. The ozone gas dissolves in the water and creates a powerful oxidizer that can kill bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens.

How Aqueous ozone Cleans and Disinfects Surfaces

Aqueous ozone cleans and disinfects surfaces by oxidizing the cell walls of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. This kills the pathogens and prevents them from reproducing. 

It’s more effective at cleaning and disinfecting surfaces than traditional methods that use harsh chemicals. This is because aqueous ozone is a more powerful oxidiser, and it can reach into cracks and crevices that other cleaning solutions cannot.

The solution is effective at removing a variety of stains, including food stains, grease stains, and ink stains. It works by oxidizing the stain, which breaks it down into smaller molecules that can be easily removed.

It is also effective at removing odours. Odours are caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are released into the air. Aqueous ozone oxidizes the VOCs, which removes the odour.

Environmental Advantages

Aqueous ozone is a more sustainable cleaning solution than traditional methods for a number of reasons.

  1. It’s produced on-site, eliminating the need for transportation and packaging.
  2. It breaks down into water and oxygen after a few hours, leaving no harmful residues behind.
  3. It’s effective at removing stains and odours, which can help to reduce the need for disposable cleaning products.


Aqueous ozone can be used in a variety of applications, including:

  • Cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in healthcare facilities, food and beverage processing plants, schools, universities, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, and other facilities.
  • Removal of stains and odours from carpets, upholstery, and other surfaces.
  • Treatment of wastewater and other industrial effluents.


If you are looking for a way to reduce your reliance on harsh chemicals and improve the sustainability of your cleaning practices, then Ozoklenz is the right solution for you.

Last year, Ozoklenz helped one client prevent 540 single-use plastic bottles from ending up in landfills and eliminated 0.170 tonnes of C02 emissions by removing the need for constant deliveries.

To learn more about Ozoklenz and its benefits for your business, contact us today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and provide you with a quote.