The ZONO system uses ozone to safely kill 99.99% of common viruses+ like Norovirus (disinfecting level) and 99.9% of common bacteria* like Staph and E. Coli (sanitizing level). One of nature’s most powerful oxidizers, ozone has been used as an organic disinfectant and sanitizer since the early 1900s.
The ZONO system focuses on a balance of science and innovation to solve the real-world challenge of controlling germs without introducing additional chemicals into the classroom or onto the items being disinfected. Items such as toys, stuffed animals, electronics and more can be safely sanitized in the ZONO cabinet.
The ZONO system is eco-friendly. It uses green technology that creates no harmful waste or discharge. Ozone and humidity are generated inside the sealed ZONO cabinet, and 30 minutes later items are disinfected and sanitized. The ZONO cabinet provides a safe environment for disinfecting and sanitizing. The eco-friendly technology uses less than an ounce of water and three cents of electricity per cycle.
We know that your child's health and safety is your number one priority when evaluating child care options. At the Primrose School of Wexford, the ZONO cabinet is just one of our many procedures we use to keep your child safe and healthy.
A little bit of the science: To “disinfect” a virus means to inactivate or destroy microorganisms on inert surfaces, and in testing it is a 99.99% kill rate of the microorganism tested. To “sanitize” means to reduce microorganisms to levels considered safe from a public health viewpoint, and in testing it is a 99.9% kill rate of the microorganism tested.
The efficacy of our equipment has been verified in independent testing by Aerobiology Laboratory Associates (December 2010) and the University of Georgia, Center for Food Safety, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (February 2011).
The ZONO Cabinet meets the Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) definition of sanitizing non–food product surfaces, which requires a contamination reduction of 99.9% or a three (3) log kill. The ZONO Cabinet meets the EPA’s requirements for making Virucidal claims for a surface disinfectant which requires at least a 4 log10 reduction in virus titers (using Feline Calicivirus and Murine Norovirus model viruses) after treatment.