My wife has a background in pathogenic microbiology and organic chemistry which turned into a love of teaching children. I have a background in specialized technologies. Together; we own a disinfecting company. We emphasize odor removal by altering oxygen.
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We eliminate odors and disinfect in her classroom just as we do realtor property listings, offices and vehicles.
Kids are germ and virus factories!
The only downside is plants, people and pets cannot occupy the space during treatment.
What's the problem?
What if she just needs to treat small things like linens, toys or in this crazy time of quarantine, food being delivered to her elderly parents outside their house.
That's right! You can transmit disease just by passing groceries through the door.
Well, how do we fix all of these issues at once?
Stick with me to learn how you can make your own disinfecting box that uses only oxygen to kill 99.99% of all viruses, bacteria and fungi that's not only food safe but is also portable.
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Step 1: Box Shopping
During quarantine, while practicing social distancing for the next few weeks, jump online and shop for a box that fits your needs.
Things to look for:
1: A box small enough to easily transport.
2: A box big enough to fit your needs now or potentially at a later date, while still allowing air flow around objects placed in the box. A 5 gallon bucket or a tupperware container may just be the perfect size.
3: Ask yourself "Where will my box be used?" This may open a whole other world of unforeseen factors.
4: The box should be semi to partially air tight. No! It shouldn’t be made of cardboard with any kind of holes in it. Definitely no cardboard boxes with breathing holes in it. You know the kind of box you bring home a pet from the pet store in.
5: Where can I store this box when not in use?
Now, find that perfect sized box, bucket or container!
I chose mine because of the seal around the edge and the fact that the box can be locked with two keys. This will prevent a child, animals and stray and possibly ferrell humans from gaining access to the inside of the box during or after treatment. Two keys allows one disinfected key to remain inside with the in-laws and one key to remain with us because we like to lose keys.
Step 2: Quality Control
Ensure the assistant manager is happy with the box/ container.
Step 3: Disinfecting Unit
While you're busy fumbling around between Youtube, Facebook and Instagram, jump over to Amazon and get an ozone machine.
Isn't ozone bad?
This is one of my favorite questions!
It depends on the type of Ozone!
There are two types of Ozone, tropospheric and stratospheric ozone.
Tropospheric ozone, a harmful type of ozone, is made when UV light binds pollution and NOx this is bad ozone! Like "Go to your room young man" type of bad!
Stratospheric ozone, on the other hand, is naturally occurring and keeps us safe. In fact, stratospheric ozone breaks down tropospheric ozone by destroying the VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) that make up pollution. It also deflects solar winds from destroying the planet, but that's a different class...
Keep in mind that stratospheric ozone is used in the sterilization of medical equipment and water treatment. That's right! Depending on where you live in the country, you likely drink ozone in every glass of water, coffee, tea or soda.
...Now, back to finding an ozone machine
Here's what you're looking for:
1: Minimum 400 gm/h output;
2: Flexible output tube;
3: A compact size to mount on your box.
Step 4: Ozone Disclaimer
Let's get the scary part out of the way.
Ozone is an Oxidizer!
Stratospheric Ozone in low concentrations is safe!
High concentration ozone is an extremely powerful disinfectant. It will destroy any organic compound. This means it will kill fungi, bacteria, viruses, as well as topical mold and its spores.
Which means it will also kill plants, pets and people!
Ozone is most effective when used in high dosage for short durations. This is known as a shock treatment.
At high levels, ozone can cause respiratory irritation and like with any other disinfectant, proper safety precautions should be taken.
Step 5: The Build
If you can call it a build...
It's more sticking stuff together
Figure out how you want to mount the ozone machine and plan accordingly.
For me I like to mount the ozone machine on the front of the box under the handle.
It's out of the way and just happens to fit perfectly over the structural ridges.
Step 6: Tape, Mark, Drill
Once you've chosen a location, lay down some masking tape where the mounting holes are located.
Mark that location on the tape and drill the holes accordingly.
Step 7: Output Tube Location
Pick a desired location for your output hole.
Close is best. Just make sure the hose doesn't kink as this will prevent proper ozone output.
Drill the hole for the hose, ensuring a tight fit without compressing the hose when being inserted into the box.
Step 8: E6000
Time to make this thing stay put.
After a quick test, fit of all components. Pull off the masking tape and get out the trusty E6000 glue.
If you like blurry photos the next few steps are for you!
Glue the screws into the back of the ozone unit and apply a liberal bead where the unit will rest along the box.
This will prevent the ozone unit from coming loose and prevent vibration.
Step 9: Align, Mount, Glue
Insert the bolts into the box, add a washer, a lock washer and put a bit of E6000 into the nut and tighten.
Ensure the unit is firmly embedded into the glue.
Step 10: Hose
Pull the hose through the box to ensure there are no kinks.
Here is the most essential and crucial step to this entire box: using pink handled flower scissors to cut the tube is not required but is recommended.
Step 11: Seal
Glue around all bolts and hoses and let glue cure.
Step 12: Final Inspection
Check with your supervisor. Try not to catch him after his nap. He's not super happy after naps.
Step 13: Use
1: Place unit outside or in well ventilated area
2: Plug unit in
3: Place desired objects in box
4: Turn on unit and set the timer- 30 min is best
5: Check for proper flow
6: Close and lock
7. Let box sit for 30 mins after treatment is completed
8: Remove disinfected items
9: Unplug until next use
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