When most people think of ozone, they picture a thin layer of gas high above the earth’s outermost atmosphere that protects us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. But this bluish gas, which is sometimes described as that “fresh smell” after a thunderstorm, has a variety of down-to-earth uses. For one, ozone is an extraordinary oxidizing agent that's economically produced and remarkably effective in applications such as cleaning and sanitizing. Details of ozone’s capabilities and benefits can be found below:

Introduction to Ozone
The Science of Ozone
How Ozone Works
Benefits of Ozone
Ozone vs. The Competition
Organisms Killed by Ozone
Ozone Research