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Subject: Ozone generators

Ozone generators

From: Pat Smith <smith>
Date: Monday, September 27, 1993
To control mold outbreaks in our rare books vault, our physical plant
engineer has recommended using a device called an "ozone generator".
This machine {Pure-Aire Model 100} generates activated oxygen (which is
3000 times more powerful than chlorine) which oxidizes and permanently
"destroys the source of the problem leaving only a pleasant, odor free,
environmentally secure area". Has anyone actually used such a machine in
a library setting? Or is anyone aware of research or testing of ozone
generators to [1] determine their effectiveness in controlling mold and
[2] identify possible negative side effects? Any personal testimonies
and/or feedback about this device would be appreciated. Thanks!

   **** Moderator's comments:   This topic has been discussed before and
   there is a fair amount of information available in CoOL (check cool,
   cool-waac, cool-cfl, cool-ref).  To receive the CoOL doc files, send
   a message INFO COOL to waiscool [at] lindy__stanford__edu

Pat Smith
Head, Preservation Department
Ohio University

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:28
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 28, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-28-006
Received on Monday, 27 September, 1993

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