The UltraZone DUAL is a combination Ozone generator and Ultraviolet sterilizer all in one. In case you weren’t aware, most Ozone (O3) generators work by generating UV light or a corona discharge – the energetic light splits O2 with the lonesome oxygen molecules combining with un-split O2 to create short-lived O3. Since most ozone generators already have a UV light at their core, Ultralife Reef Products got the idea to harvest the sanitizing properties of both the UV and the Ozone in the Ultrazone DUAL.
The Ultrazone DUAL combination UV sterilizer and ozone generator uses an electronic 40 Watt VHO Ultraviolet light which produces 360 mg of ozone per hour. The Ultrazone DUAL will come in two models, a standard and a pro version, both of which can handle up to 1500 gallons per hour, but that kind of flow rate won’t do much for zapping fish parasites with UV light.
The Standard Ultrazone DUAL model allows for continuous UV & Ozone production or when used with a ORP controller, both the UV & Ozone production turn on & off when the controller calls for ozone. The PRO Ultrazone DUAL model utilizes a specialized switching configuration that allows the UV production to be continuous while an ORP controller turns the ozone part on & off as needed. Pricing on the Ultrazone DUAL from Ultralife is to be determined but hopefully these will begin shipping sometime this month.