Ozone generators have made their mark as the most affordable and most common feature in larger commercial growrooms to date. Domestic and industrial use of ozone is not new, but understanding the many benefits that go into a grow operation is noteworthy.
Choosing the correct ozone generator is important. Too small an output will be ineffective, too large could be hazerdous. For an average-sized grow space, a generator with an output of around 200 to 400 milligrams (mg) per hour will be fine. Huge commercial operations will need upwards of 1 gram of output per hour, and micro-grows can get by with under 100 mg per hour. Please note that these are only guidelines, as every growroom will differ in nature.
The most common use of ozone by growers today can be found inside or "in-line" the existing ventilation duct system. In most cases, the ozone has replaced an outdated carbon filter system. Although, with many sophisticated grow spaces today, we have found that growers are combining their new ozone control units in conjunction with carbon filters giving the grower extra insurance against unwanted odors escaping. This method is also completely safe because the ozone is immediately extracted through ventilation into the outside, leaving no possibility of ozone buildup inside the growroom. For this set-up, you need a medium to large output in-line generator to place inside your ducting such as our UVONAIR® CD Units. Here the ozone molecules mix with the smelly plant terpenes inside the pipe. In an ideal world, you would have this in-line ozone system paired with a portable ozone generator such as our UVONAIR® Room Models.
Ozone is a wonderful tool for the hydroponic gardener. If treated with respect, it can troubleshoot many problems and maximize efficiency in a growroom.
Ozone is a wonderful tool for the hydroponic gardener. If treated with respect, it can troubleshoot many problems and maximize efficiency in a growroom!