Published on Mon Nov 02 2020

Rapid inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 with ozone water

Inagaki, H., Saito, A., Sudaryatma, P. E., Sugiyama, H., Okabayashi, T., Fujimoto, S.

High-concentration ozone water was considered to be effective in promptly inactivating SARS-CoV-2 virus. No further decrease in virus titer was observed by the extended exposure time over 5 sec.

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Abstract

Although ozone water is one of the promising candidates for hand hygiene to prevent fomite infection, the detailed effects of ozone water on SARS-CoV-2 have not been clarified. We evaluated the inactivating effect of ozone water against SARS-CoV-2 by its concentration and exposure time. The reduction rates of virus titer after 5 sec treatment with ozone concentrations of 1, 4, 7, and 10 mg/L were 81.4%, 93.2%, 96.6%, and 96.6%, respectively. No further decrease in virus titer was observed by the extended exposure time over 5 sec. High-concentration ozone water was considered to be effective in promptly inactivating SARS-CoV-2 virus.