The disinfection method, as claimed by its inventors, exceeds the effectiveness of “intense” ultraviolet radiation or chlorine.

MOSCOW, April 7

On Tuesday, Rosatom, the Russian state corporation, declared that the experts from the Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research, its subsidiary, have developed a method that employs mobile ozone production systems for sterilizing and disinfecting medical equipment, attire, tools, and facilities.

An innovative approach to ozone production has been developed by a team of scientists led by Alexander Basiyev. Their method enables the production of ozone with a concentration of up to 0.7 grams per liter, at a rate of 6 kilograms per hour, using a compact mobile system of similar size to a typical home air purifier. The device is user-friendly, requiring it to be placed in a box with medical equipment, and in just 15 minutes, all surfaces will be sterilized.

The inventors claim that their mobile ozonizers can sterilize nearly any medical space up to 100 square meters in size, surpassing the effectiveness of “hard” ultraviolet radiation or the utilization of chlorine for disinfection purposes.

Stanislav Kosarev, the supervisor of the project, explains that the majority of rooms are presently disinfected with toxic chlorine, whereas ozonation is an environmentally-friendly technology that has no adverse effects if utilized correctly. He further highlights that their system enables the sterilization of medical attire without requiring high temperatures, which extends the life of the attire.

The novel system boasts several key advantages, including the production of high concentrations of ozone, rapid disinfection and sterilization rates, its compact and mobile design, and low operating costs. Additionally, the new ozone generator is anticipated to require half as much energy as its existing counterparts.

The new ozonizers are scheduled for testing under genuine conditions to assess their efficacy and suitability for medical purposes.