Purify O3 Product Questions - - General Product Overview
Purify O3 is a compact, battery-powered, portable ozone disinfector and sanitizer for CPAP/BiPAP devices.
The Purify O3 unit generates ozone by introducing an electrical discharge through ambient (dry) air that is cycled through the machine. This process creates an unstable gas, known as ozone, that is powerful oxidant with the ability to kill bacteria and germs. The ozone is then dispersed into the travel/sanitizing bag or enclosed container and binds with bacteria to effectively disinfect up to 99.99%. Ozone naturally breaks down quickly into oxygen and will fully disperse within 1 ½ hours of its production.
When utilized as instructed, Purify O3 eliminates up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses.
No, Purify O3 is a non-prescription CPAP/BiPAP disinfector. In 2003, the FDA cleared devices using Ozone (activated oxygen) for sanitizing use.
No, Purify O3 is not a covered expense under medical plans. Purify O3 is an HSA/FSA eligible purchase.
Yes, Purify O3 is a CPAP/BiPAP accessory and is an HSA/FSA eligible purchase.
Purify O3 will disinfect all “PAP” equipment (CPAP, BiPAP, etc), masks, humidification chambers and tubing. The 22mm connection works with all standard tubing. A tubing adapter is included for use with heated tubing, if necessary. Purify O3 can also be used on other reusable medical equipment including nebulizer bowls, masks and breast pump flanges.
Yes, replacement travel/sanitizing case, USB cable, charging adapter, tubing adapter are available for purchase separately from your Home Care/”PAP” Equipment Provider.
Purify O3 has a two year warranty that covers manufacturer defects. Customers are encouraged to register their Purify at: www.respondo2.com/warranty.
About Ozone Disinfection
About Ozone - - Creation and Use in Disinfection
Ozone (O3) is both a naturally occurring and man-made unstable gas, also known as “activated oxygen”. Man-made ozone is formed when an electrical charge is applied to dry, ambient air. By doing so, the air is broken down into separate molecules and atoms. When the separated oxygen molecules re-connect with each other, they combine into O3 or ozone.
The utilization of ozone as a disinfectant is a common practice in hospital disinfection, public water purification, food process and hotel/office housekeeping industries. The third oxygen atom present in ozone makes it extremely reactive. As such, ozone will readily attach itself to other molecules, like those found in bacteria and viruses. When the bacteria/virus binds with ozone, the chemical structure of the virus is altered – in essence the introduction of ozone to these compounds breaks down their cellular walls, eliminating the ability of the bacteria or virus to survive. This process is called oxidation.
As soon as ozone is formed by the Purify O3, it naturally begins to revert back to oxygen. The residual ozone remaining after the disinfection process will begin to return to oxygen within 30 minutes, and be fully dissipated after 1 ½ hours.
Yes, ozone is safe when utilized properly in a well-ventilated room. In 2003, the FDA cleared devices using Ozone (activated oxygen) for sanitizing use. The plastic tote or travel/sanitizing case should always be fully zippered shut when using Purify O3 and allowed to sit, undisturbed for 90 minutes after the sanitizing cycle is completed to allow for the residual ozone to dissipate. Direct exposure to ozone is not recommended, as ozone is a known airway irritant and prolonged exposure can cause damage to the lungs. Accidental inhalation may lead to minor symptoms including a mild headache, coughing, or burning of eyes in very sensitive individuals.
Purify O3 Use
Purify O3 Product Usage - - Charging, Use & Storage
The Purify O3 will charge from an empty battery to full capacity in just over two hours.
You can expect to get an average of 5 to 6 sanitation cycles on one full battery.
The Purify O3 utilizes an industry common 5V DC, 1 A USB port and charging cord, however RRI recommends utilizing only the supplied USB cord and charging adapter for optimal battery life.
No, it is not recommended to use the Purify O3 while charging.
No, the Purify O3 utilizes an integrated, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery and cannot be replaced.
The Purify O3 offers one of the shortest disinfection cycles on the market at just 35 minutes! However, it is recommended to allow 90 minutes for the residual ozone to dissipate after the sanitation cycle is complete.
No, all you need to get started is included in the Purify O3 kit! No additional chemicals, replacement sanitation bags, filters or accessories are necessary.
Yes, Purify O3 can be used to sanitize CPAP/BiPAP humidifier chamber. The humidifier chamber must be empty before disinfection.
Yes, Purify O3 can be used to sanitize CPAP/BiPAP Masks. A tubing connector (included) may be required to connect certain brands of heated tubing.
Purify O3 is designed to sanitize your CPAP/BiPAP equipment and supplies, but will not necessarily extend its useful life.
Purify O3 can be used daily to sanitize CPAP/BiPAP masks and tubing. Ultimately, how frequently the mask is sanitized is based on user preference and schedule.
Yes, we recommend using a damp cloth or CPAP wipe to remove any surface residue prior to using the Purify O3.
Weekly cleaning of PAP humidification chambers is recommended. The frequency of disinfection is at the preference of the user.
Due to the nature of ozone and its short half-life, its effectivity as a sanitizer is increased when the balance of ozone is greater than available oxygen. Therefore, the smaller container enables this to occur more quickly for effective disinfection. Use in an open container or room would allow the ozone to dissipate rather than reach concentrated levels around the mask or machine for disinfection.
A sealed container is recommended for use when sanitizing the humidification chamber – a plastic storage bin with latching lid under 12 quarts in size is an economical option found at many retailers.
Ozone has a distinct scent – some sensitive individuals may be able to smell the ozone after its use. It is recommended to run the PAP machine for 20 seconds prior to use to help this odor dissipate, or to run the disinfection cycle at the beginning of the day to allow for additional time for the residual odor to dissipate before normal use.
The red light indicates the unit is charging. When fully charged and ready for use, the light will change to green.
The battery is low and the unit should be charged soon. When low battery level is reached, the Purify O3 will alert with a green blinking light and long buzz sound.
Patients should address all warranty concerns to the Home Care/”PAP” Equipment Provider where the product was purchased. Providers are encouraged to contact RRI Customer Service directly at 866-333-4030 with warranty questions.
Purify O3 Troubleshooting
Purify O3 Troubleshooting Tips
Ensure the on button is depressed fully for 3 seconds to power on. If the unit still does not power on, connect the Purify O3 to the charger and plug into an electrical outlet. Press and hold on button for 3 seconds to power on. Disconnect from the outlet and use as normal.
The battery may be depleted. Connect the power cord and plug in to an electrical outlet to charge. A red indicator light signals a depleted battery. A green indicator (non-blinking) indicates full battery life.
Power the sanitizer off by pressing and holding the On/Off button for 3 seconds. If symptoms persist, contact your Home Care/”PAP” Equipment Provider for warranty evaluation.
Verify the Purify O3 is fully charged. Connect charger to the unit and plug into electrical outlet. After charging, power module on and confirm fan is working. If fan continues to be inoperable, contact your Home Care/”PAP” Equipment Provider for warranty evaluation.
Check the charger and wire connection. Ensure battery has been charged for at least one hour.
Contact your Home Care/PAP Equipment Provider for warranty evaluation.
Battery may have reached the end of its serviceable life. Charge unit fully and attempt to run a complete sanitizing cycle. If problem persists, and is within the 2 year warranty period, contact your Home Care/”PAP” Equipment Provider for warranty evaluation. If outside of the warranty period, dispose of the product per electronic recycling guidelines in your area.
Before using, run your CPAP/BiPAP machine for 20 seconds to allow any residual odor to flush from the device. Run the Purify O3 disinfection cycle earlier in the day to allow additional time for the residual odor to dissipate before use.