Ionization and Ozone Emission

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So I'm preparing to run an experiment involving Ionization. Unfortunately during my research, I've found out that when air is ionized (much like a lightning strike) it produces ozone. I learned that ozone molecules are unstable and usually dissipate back into O2 molecules in about 20 minutes, depending on temperature. Is there anything else I should know? I'm trying to do more research but detailed information is proving a challenge to find.

[Edit] Oh, and I also know about the respiratory problems it can cause, and that if it is created in an environment of a high temperature, it can explode because it is so unstable. But additional info would be greatly appreciated
 
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Dale
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Ozone can really aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma.
 
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Ozone also has a weird smell, you'll know when you make it.
 
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Ozone also has a weird smell, you'll know when you make it.
The smell is the one you feel near a working photocopier (xerox) as it basically produces ozone.
It can explode although not a very powerful explosion, because it can expand it's volume only about 3 times in laboratory condistions (not much chance of that). It is much more flamable than oxygen and more reacting. So it might oxidize some metals that are considered stainless.
 
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dissipate back into O2 molecules in about 20 minutes
This is half life most likely.
 

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