What does an Oxygen Concentrator do?

An oxygen concentrator is a machine that uses the ambient air as a raw material to generate high purity oxygen by separating it from the nitrogen using a device known as a molecular sieve. This life-enhancing gas is delivered to the user by a breathing device such as a nasal cannula or face mask. Oxygen therapy is indicated in a number of different conditions including cystic fibrosis, pneumonia and other lung disorders such as COVID-19. An oxygen concentrator can be used instead of or complementary to oxygen bottles and cylinders, especially where liquid or pressurised oxygen is too dangerous or inconvenient, such as in homes or in mobile clinics.

At Natural Ozone we sell oxygen concentrators that use pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology suitable for use in healthcare applications. 

Oxygen Cylinders and Bottles vs An Oxygen Concentrator 

Hiring oxygen bottles and managing refills can be costly and inconvenient, which this gave rise to the development of portable oxygen concentrators in the early 1970s. Prior to this period, home medical oxygen therapy required the use of heavy high pressure oxygen cylinders or small cryogenic liquid oxygen systems.

Both of these delivery systems required frequent home visits by suppliers to replenish oxygen supplies. High pressure oxygen cylinders are dangerous goods which must be stored and handled with extreme care. Nowadays, people requiring oxygen at home can use a product like the OXY-96 Oxygen Concentrator to supply their own oxygen 24/7 at variable rates from 30% - 96% purity, depending on the advice from their physician.

View the OXY-96 Oxygen Concentrator manual and speak with your doctor about using a concentrator at home. Reclaim your independence with an affordable, safe alternative to high pressure oxygen cylinders.