Figure 2: Ozonation reactor (left) including a soil sample, and the excess ozone gas is trapped in the beaker to the right to be measured.

Ozone as a Safer and Greener Alternative to Pesticides

by┬áNahed Msayleb The use of pesticides to control plant diseases that live in the soil affects beneficial microorganisms that are necessary for nutrients to circulate and hence limits soil fertility. Accordingly, the need for more eco-friendly ways to control plant diseases is growing. A potential alternative to the synthetic pesticides that deplete soil biodiversity and…