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Ozone generators

From: Rosalie Scott <rosalie_scott>
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2004
An individual has contacted me who has had a house fire and is
dealing with a disaster recovery company. The company is pushing the
use of an ozone generator to eliminate the smoke smell. She is
particularly concerned about her antique furniture

I have advised her that ozone (O3)--a very powerful oxidizer can
cause damage to her items and recommended that the use mechanical,
solvent or water based cleaning methods may be more appropriate but
some residual smell may remain.

Has anyone seen the result of this ozone treatment on furniture so I
can advise the individual as to what she might expect if she
proceeds with the ozone treatment, fading, powdery finnish? Will it
completely eliminate smoke smells?

Rosalie Scott
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Yellowknife, NT

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:16
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 28, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-18-16-021
Received on Wednesday, 22 September, 2004

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