Ozone vs Negative Ions

Negative ions are different from ozone, and we know for a fact that negative ions do not generate ozone.

A negative ion is an oxygen atom with an extra electron. It is odourless.

Ozone is an oxygen molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms. You can smell ozone if the concentration is high enough.


Also, negative ionizers should not be confused with ozone generators, even though both devices operate in a similar way. Ionizers use electrostatically charged plates to produce positively or negatively charged gas ions (for instance N2 or O2) that particulate matter sticks to in an effect similar to static electricity.


On the other hand, ozone generators are optimized to attract an extra oxygen ion to an O2 molecule, using either a corona discharge tube or UV light.


The term "ozone generator" refers to an appliance purposely built to create ozone in large quantities. Our air purifiers that produce negative ions are not the same ozone generators - they do not produce ozone in large quantities in order to clean the air.


What we sell are negative ion generators - they produce negative ions to help to clean the air.