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Ozone (O3) is a triatomic molecule, consisting of three oxygen atoms. It is an allotrope of oxygen that is much less stable than the diatomic O2. Ground-level ozone is an air pollutant with harmful effects on the respiratory systems of animals.
The ozone layer in the upper atmosphere filters potentially damaging ultraviolet light from reaching the Earth's surface. It is present in low concentrations throughout the Earth's atmosphere. It has many industrial and consumer applications.
Most people can detect about 0.01 ppm of ozone in air where it has a very specific sharp odor somewhat resembling chlorine bleach. Exposure of 0.1 to 1 ppm produces headaches, burning eyes, and irritation to the respiratory passages. Even low concentrations of ozone in air are very destructive to organic materials such as latex, plastics, and lungs.
Low range ozone gas detection (ppb-range) is essential in detection of ozone. Airmet recommends the Aeroqual gas detectors given their stability and long life sensors. Contact one of our sales representatives for the available options.
> CAS nr. 10028-15-6
> Relative density: 1.66
> Standard Range: 0 - 1 ppm
> Low Alarm Level (TWA): 0.08 ppm
> High Alarm Level (STEL): 0.03 ppm
MSDS Sheet Ozone (pdf)