According to data provided by the National Funeral Directors’ Association, an increasing number of Americans are turning towards the services of a crematorium. With that said, as time goes on, Americans are apt to encounter more news stories about residents’ concerns over funeral home/crematory odors and emissions.
For those unfamiliar with the industry, the intensity of a funeral home/crematorium’s odors and emissions depends on several factors. Those factors include how often the process is completed and the type of retort used. The types of chemicals and particles released into the air during the process may include, but are not confined to the following:
- Chlorinated dibenzodioxins
- Carbon monoxide
- Hydrochloric acid
- Nitrogen oxide
- Sulfur dioxide
Once released into the air, the odors may then travel to other parts of the facility or beyond. The good news is that using indoor ozone generators may help minimize or eliminate those odors in unoccupied areas. The ozone generator’s ability to successfully combat funeral home/crematory odors understandably will depend on several factors. One of them is the size of the room that needs to be deodorized.
Take our Rainbowair Activator 2000 Series for example. It is a portable ozone generator that is capable of deodorizing a 20,000 sq/ft area. Oftentimes, it is used by business owners seeking to combat odors generated during restoration projects. Some nursing homes, on the other hand, may opt to use the QT Thunder to deodorize a resident’s room after he or she has passed away. It is capable of treating a 300 sq/ft unoccupied area in 20 minutes or less. They are obviously not the only types of ozone generators available. The Newaire Plug-Ins are also frequently used to deodorize businesses. The units may prove to be beneficial when installed in autopsy rooms or cold storage areas.
To learn more about how ozone generators may reduce indoor funeral home/crematory odors, contact us. Our Ozone experts would love to help you select a generator that’s capable of tackling your funeral home/crematory odor related issues.