Ozone generators and ionizers are two popular air purification systems that are used to improve air quality. Ozone generators use oxidation to permanently eliminate odor-causing gases, while ionizers reduce particles such as dust and pollen that float in the air. The main distinction between the two is that ozone generators produce ozone intentionally, while ionizers can sometimes generate ozone as a by-product. Ionizers work on the principle that negatively charged ions attach to allergens and dust, which are positively charged particles. These allergens and unwanted particles then fall to the floor or nearby surfaces, ready for you to clean.
Negative ions are thought to have several health benefits and can be found naturally in the environment, such as at the beach or after a storm. Ionizers can be an economical option, but they are usually not as effective as air purifiers that trap particles in a filter or completely destroy them. Nor can they reduce the levels of VOCs or chemicals in the air. Ozone generators, on the other hand, are specifically designed to reduce levels of gases in the air. In summary, there is a significant difference between ionizers and ozone generators, not only in terms of technology, but also in terms of target contaminants. An ionizer will deal with airborne particles, while an ozone generator will only deal with gases.