Bio-hazards & Remediation
Air and Water Purification to decontaminate…
A terrorist attack involving chemical and/or biological warfare agents is seen by some analysts as a growing possibility. Decontamination and restoration strategies developed for the military, are also being considered for high value domestic facilities like financial centers and unique cultural sites. Studies utilizing ozone as a decontamination strategy have shown that it is excellent and leaves no residue behind. Reactive gases, such as ozone, are the only effective means of neutralizing bio-hazards that are hidden in cracks / crevices and other hard to reach spaces. Ozone gas is safe, thorough, and complete decontamination while having the capability of oxidizing residual amounts of chemical warfare agents as well.
Problem: Anthrax, ricin, botulinum, smallpox and even plague have been mentioned as possible biological warfare agents that could potentially be used by terrorists to wreak havoc on our open society. With the proper delivery systems, terrorists could use these deadly bio-hazards to threaten our very way of life. Mass contamination of highly populated targets could lead to catastrophe and death on a scale never seen in history. Without the proper decontamination and restoration strategies, attacks of this nature could lead to long lasting suffering and the loss of some of our freedoms.
Solution: Scientific studies confirm that ozone is a very effective biocide, capable of deactivating bio-hazards, while leaving no chemical residues behind. Ozone’s advantage in these types of decontamination applications relate to the fact that as an ‘active’ gas, it can treat very hard to reach areas, literally anywhere air currents travel. Additionally, as nature’s strongest oxidant, it is also able to oxidize chemical warfare agents. Most importantly, there are no residual chemicals left behind as ozone converts to clean, breathable oxygen after its relatively short half-life.
Note: The protocols for the use of ozone to decontaminate the after effects of a bio-terrorism incident are just now being developed; but the use of high output generators like the Ozone Clean Pro units will definitely be required. The decontamination process will require (1) the gross clean-up of the bio-hazard; (2) clean-up of specific surfaces and spaces directly involved; and (3) the overall decontamination of the area, including ‘hard-to-reach” areas, such as duct work or cracks / crevices.
This can be dangerous if not done by a trained technician.