Nature's Proven Solution

PureQuest Technologies’ proprietary Ozonated water technology is a proven solution to the problem of biological and chemical contamination. PureQuest’s Ozone technology kills 99.999% of bacteria, viruses, spores, molds and even prions on contact.

Applications

PureQuest’s system design and applications provide clients with a solution to their risk management, HACCP plans and overall food safety programs. We understand today’s challenging food safety environment and work closely with customers, adapt our technology to their infrastructure, and provide the ultimate antimicrobial solutions.
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PureQuest’s biological and chemical anti - terror response technologies provides first responders with a mobile, easy to deploy technology.
PureQuest’s portable technology is ideal for use by Military, FEMA, Police, Firefighters, National Guard and Public Safety personnel.
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PureQuest's veterinary system has led to further development of disinfection and sterilization systems for the medical and pharmaceutical segments. Solutions to pathogen control challenges are accomplished utilizing proprietary technologies adapted for specific anti-microbial system applications.
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Benefits of OZONE

Ozonated water is an all-natural and non-chemical disinfectant and sanitizer which leaves no chemical residue. Pathogens cannot acquire resistance or immunity to PureQuest’s Ozonated water. PureQuest’s natural disinfection technology provides the strongest, fastest and most economical solution to the problems of biological and chemical contamination.

How It Works

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Oxygen to Ozone

Oxygen (O2) is a naturally occurring molecule which is a colorless, odorless, highly reactive gas. It constitutes approximately 20% of the earth’s atmosphere. Ozone (O3) is formed naturally in the atmosphere by a spectrum of Ultra Violet light from the sun passing through oxygen molecules (O2) breaking the strongly bonded (O2) into two radical atoms of (O1). Some single atoms of (O1) form back to (O2). Many others atoms (O1) loosely bond with (O2) to form ozone (O3) -triatomic oxygen. Lightning passing through the air during a thunderstorm is breaking the (O2) bond, forming the same reaction to the oxygen molecules, creating ozone (O3). If you recall the freshness in the air after such a storm, you smell the fresh smell of ozone as it naturally cleans our atmosphere.

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Ozone Created

Ozone gas from PureQuest is created in essence by passing oxygen through an electrically charged field (Corona Discharge), or a spectrum of Ultra Violet light (UV), breaking the molecule of O2 into radical atoms of O1. The O1 radical atoms find O2 molecules and loosely bind themselves to the O2 molecule. This forms ozone (O3), now a new molecule with two strong bonds and one weak bond. The weakly bonded radical causes the molecule (O3) to be unstable. The O3 (triatomic gas) is then injected into the water stream to effectively dissolve in the form of extreme micro bubbles. The instability of O3 has a direct effect by reacting upon the collisions between molecules of substances such as bacteria, viruses, parasitic cysts, and organic materials.

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Ozone Attacks

This reaction results in ozone (O3) molecules attacking the molecular make up of bacteria, viruses, spores and other substances. This attack creates an oxidative explosion (Oxidation) on contact, which interferes with cellular metabolism, developing mutations in the cell wall. This causes the cell to release its form and makeup such as Plasma Membrane, Cytoplasm, Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and Ribonucleic Acid (RNA). Bacteria and virus cell walls break apart and are inactivated during this process of cell destruction, referred to in the study of microbiology as cell Lysis. During this process, energy is transferred from O3 molecules reverting to stable O2 molecules (leaving no residue).

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Ozone Destroys

Cells are bombarded by thousands of molecular collisions. In a few short seconds lysis occurs. The pathogen is destroyed and will no longer be able to regenerate. Bacterial organisms that are known to be susceptible to O3 oxidative stress include, Listeria, E-coli, Salmonella, Streptococci, Legionella pneumophila among many others. Numerous families of viruses such as Poliovirus, Norwalk virus, Parvovirus, Hepatitis and many others are susceptible to actions of O3. Ozone (O3) destroys viruses by diffusing through the protein coat into the nucleic core, causing damage to the viral RNA. Ozone effectively destroys Fungi including some of the most common Candida, Aspergillus, Cryptococcus, Histoplasma and others.

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Ozone Purifies

The unique properties of aqueous ozone (ozonated water) are many. During the process, O3 reverts back to O2, no harmful by products or residues remain, such as but not limited to the toxic byproducts (THM’s, DBP’s) which are present after chlorine chemical oxidation. Another unique property of O3 oxidation as opposed to chlorine based products and anti-biotics is that the pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria, E coli, do not become resistant to ozone. Ozone is the earth’s most powerful oxidizer that can be safely used today for water treatment. Because of these unique properties O3 oxidation is used as a disinfectant for bottled water, swimming pools, spas, aquariums, food processing, pharmaceutical production and in many other applications.

About Purequest

PureQuest has developed and engineered novel proprietary technologies to economically infuse Ozone micro-bubbles in water to sterilize, disinfect and deodorize contaminated surfaces. Our Ozonated water applications have been effectively utilized in the food safety sector including grocery stores, restaurants, commissaries, corporate dining rooms and food processors (seafood, poultry and beef as examples).  Additionally, PureQuest applications have been developed for medical/pharmaceutical and public safety segments.