Tiny ozone module can remove smells in cars and fridges
A small ozonizer module developed by Murata can be used to generate ozone in a range of deodorising applications in consumer, industrial and automotive accessory applications.
Bacteria can proliferate in many appliances such as refrigerators and dish washers resulting in mildew, odors and creating potential health risks.
Previously, ozone-creating units have been too large and expensive to incorporate into consumer appliances.
Other potential applications include use in automotive interiors, nursing care equipment and pet accessories.
Using a discharge electrode and a dielectric electrode within low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) element the MHM500 ozonizer creates a stable supply of ozone.
The ozone element measures 14.2 x 31.5 x 17 mm, and the power supply module 36 x 50 x 24 mm.
The module operates from a 12V input voltage and has a power consumption of around 1W.
Ozone generation performance is 2.5 mg/h maximum.