How ultrasonic humidifiers operate
Ultrasonic humidifiers use a ceramic disc to convert high frequency sound oscillations into mechanical oscillations which break up water into a fog. A small fan is used to distribute the fog. Because the fan is the only moving part in the fogging system it tends to be very reliable and very little maintenance is required. The fog droplets produced have an average size of 5µm which is the smallest produced by any humidification method. This allows the fog to remain suspended for longer and causes less wetting of your plants. The fog produced is the same as you would find in a cloud forest or a typical London fog.
The fog produced can be used for:
Humidifying, cooling, eliminating static electricity and freshening air. It is suitable for anything from domestic to industrial applications. High humidity is particularly beneficial for deflasking plants and growing cloud forest plants such as Draculas.
In hot weather a fogging system can be used in two ways. They can be used just to maintain high humidity which will prevent plants from drying out which is the main damaging effect of high temperatures. Fogging can alternatively be used in conjunction with an air exchange to produce evaporative cooling.
Further pages describe the different models of Ocean Mist foggers and accessories.