Ozone and hydroponics

Hydroponics is an established method of growing plants and vegetation that allows for a range of advantages over traditional techniques. Negating the need for soil entirely, hydroponics utilise a more direct flow of water to the plants that results in increased growth of up to 30%, largely due to a smaller roots system at the base. The highly manual nature of it means people can get an increased population of plants in a more condensed area, and the greenhouse method by which it is grown allows for year-round production regardless of environmental factors including weather. The increase in the price of food and drink recently, in conjunction with a greater awareness of dietary needs led by government advertising campaigns, has led to a large number of people growing their own fruit and vegetables in spare rooms. This is a great way to save money and eat the freshest produce imaginable.

However, this innovative system is not without its flaws. In addition to the increased costs over standard agricultural methods, there is also an issue with the smell that is emitted by the plants. The humidity of the plants creates a distinct lack of air circulation causing the area to become very hot and producing a number of unfavourable odours. Traditional air fresheners will be insufficient due to the magnitude of the scent, but one of the many positives of ozone is that, when created with a generator, the user can determine the strength required. For powerful odours such as those evident via hydroponics, a plug in generator is recommended. This can help eliminate the odours not just in the room itself, but also outside, as spreading smells can be an unwanted side effect of hydroponics.

Using ozone as your primary method in hydroponics hygiene has further advantages too. It is flexible, as you can use it in the room, outside of the room, and even via air ducts. It is invisible and effortless to distribute. Rather than running the risk of damaging your plants with chemicals found in traditional air fresheners, ozone will actually help reduce mould and bacteria that could be harmful to them.

The use of ozone within hydroponics can lead to a wealth of benefits, such as helping to purify the plants’ water and balancing the PH levels. Bacteria feed off of something called hydrogen sulphide, which can cause PH levels to rise beyond a desirable limit, but our machines can combat this. This in turn allows the positive effects of fertilisers to occur, resulting in your plants flourishing.

The clear choice for dealing with such a large scale issue, ozone spreads effortlessly through the area eliminating odours, killing bacteria and purifying the air around us.