The history of ozone - some important moments

The history of ozone - some important moments

Some of the important moments
1783 - the Dutchman Martinus Van Marum notices and records for the first time the formation of a gas, with a specific smell, near the electric discharges from the atmosphere
1839 - 1840 - German chemist Christian Friedrich Schobein is the first man to discover, isolate and name the gas as "Ozone". The name "Ozone" comes from the Greek "ozein", which means "smell". Discovered ozone during water electrolysis experiments at the University of Basel, Switzerland
1857 - The first ozone generator, created by Werner von Siemens, Germany
1880 - British chemist Walter Noel Hartley discovers for the first time the property of ozone to absorb ultraviolet rays
1893 - Ozone is first used for drinking water purification in the Dutch town of Ousbaden
1896 - the first generator for medical use - patented by Nikola Tesla, and in 1900 he founded the company Tesla Ozon Co
1898 - German physician Benedict Lust lays the groundwork for ozone therapy
1906 - The first ozone-based water disinfection plant is built in Nice, France.
1914 - 1918 - Ozone was used extensively during World War I to treat wounds, gangrene and to combat the effects of poisonous gases
1915 - German physician Albert Wolff uses ozone to treat colon cancer and gastric ulcer
1916 - There were about 50 ozone water purification plants in Europe. Then chlorine was discovered, and the use of ozone was much reduced, with chlorine having much lower use costs.
1945 - begins to be used again intensively as a disinfectant and for water purification
1973 - It was discovered that when chlorine is used as a water disinfectant, it forms together with organic compounds a toxic carcinogenic compounds - trihalomethanes. Once again, the disinfection of water with ozone has advanced, the organic compounds being oxidized much faster by ozone, in conditions of absolute safety for human health.
1990 - Around 1990 there were already over 2000 ozone water purification plants in Europe. Ozone is currently used in a variety of fields