Reviewed by: CAPT. MIKE SCHOONVELD
Every outdoor oriented family should have two of these. I need one to “Ozone-ize” things in my boat and tow vehicle. I need another for my wife so she has one near at hand when she needs it for her indoor use.
The NFuse sprayer was invented for big game/varmint hunters but there are plenty of reasons for campers, RVers and others to use one, as well. Outdoors people are able to create a stink and the NFuse is designed to deodorize virtually every surface quickly and completely with an endless supply of ozone.
First, a much simplified chemistry lesson. The chemical name for Ozone is O3 which means it’s three oxygen atoms stuck together. Oxygen in the air is O2, two atoms stuck together. The air’s oxygen is very stable. It likes being O2. O3 is very unstable except when it’s high above the earth in the stratosphere where solar radiation reacts with O2 to make it O3 and creates the Earth’s ozone layer.
The only other time and place where ozone occurs naturally is lower in the atmosphere when the electricity in a lightning bolt pins extra oxygen atoms to atmospheric oxygen. That “spring time fresh” smell you whiff just before a thunderstorm is ozone. But as soon as it’s created, a “near earth” molecule of ozone is highly unstable. When it contacts almost any substance capable of accepting an extra oxygen molecule, the transfer occurs. A tiny whiff of springtime won’t hurt multi-celled creatures (including humans) but when most bacteria or viruses are hit with ozone, they pop like water balloons.
Often, when stinky things, like sulphur dioxide – and hydrogen sulphide (both have a “rotten egg smell”) contact ozone they instantly transform into non-smelly compounds. That makes ozone one of nature’s natural deodorizers and sanitizers. So what about man-made ozone?
It works just the same. Whether it’s created by lightning or produced by an ozone generator, the ozone kills microbes and deodorizes odors. Ozone generating machines do the job by super-saturating the air inside a closed space with O3 molecules. The downside of them is they need to be used in an enclosed space – like a vehicle or small room to be effective – and those spaces need to be “aired” out before people use them.
That’s the beauty of the NFuse Ozone Sprayer. Just as regular oxygen will dissolve in water, so will ozone – at least for a little while. Once water is infused it will gradually “de-infuse” like carbonation will gradually leave a soda or beer.
So fill the NFuse container with tap, bottled or distilled water. Turn on the unit’s rechargeable ozone generator and watch the ozone generator pump freshly made ozone into the water. It takes about 90 seconds to infuse the water with ozone. Then mist the ozone-water on a contaminated or smelly surface where the ozone will immediately go to work sanitizing and deodorizing and it does it faster than even chlorinated or other products.
I gave the NFuse Sprayer some tough tests. Stinky fish cooler – passed. Sweaty truck seats – passed. Mildew odor inside my truck’s topper – passed. Those were some of my toughest tests. My wife conducted her own tests on the dog’s bed, cooking odors, food prep odors (like onion and garlic) on cutting boards and the inside of the washer, dryer and the shower stall in the guest bathroom. I think she has other uses, as well, since every time she sees me getting it out she says, “Don’t forget to bring that back!”