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ozone

Ozone (GB)
ozone (F)
ozone (I)

Impermeable, gaseous compound of three oxygen atoms in the molecule (O3) instead of two as in the case of oxygen (O). The gas has a typical strong smell and is poisonous, even small amounts cause irritation of the mucous membranes and disorders of the central nervous system due to oxidative decomposition of unsaturated fatty acids. This not only applies to humans and animals, but also to plants. One of the causes of the formation of ozone in the atmosphere is having strong solar radiation UV light, In lower air layers, ozone is produced by environmental pollution with the precursors nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons. In the vineyard, in years with a long fine weather period, punctuations may occur due to the effect of ozone Scroll occur. Ozone is used for the disinfection and sterilization of containers and bottles at the bottling as well as in combating the Korkschmeckers used. See also below oxidation,

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