What is Ozone?
Ozone is a chemical compound consisting of three oxygen atoms (O3). It is a very high energy-bearing form of the two-atom normal atmospheric oxygen (O2). Thus, the structures of these two kinds of molecules are different from each other as follows: O3 is a colorless, characteristic odor at room temperature. (after stormy weather, at high places or at the seaside). The name comes from the Greek word ’ozein’. It was discovered in 1840 by the German chemist Christian Friedrich Schönbein (1799-1868). One particle per 10 million air particles is located near the ground levels in the form of fumes at concentrations of O3 (= 0.1 ppm = 200 ikg / m³). At an altitude of 2000 meters, it decreases much more to 0.03 – 0.04 ppm.
Active oxygen (Ozone O3) is the most effective antimicrobial and deodorant known. The ozone formed by the ultraviolet rays of the sun and the electric arcs at the time of lightning is present as a protective shield around the earth and protects the living things against the radiation effect of the sun. As a result of lightning, ozone cleans the air. Especially in the highlands and at the sea sides, the smell of fresh air, which we have drawn inside, which creates this sensation in the air, is the ozone that occurred during lightning.