Inhaled particles and pathogens that penetrate deep into the lungs are essentially invisible.
Smaller than a fraction of a micron, these contaminants are too small for any filter to trap and more often than not, dangerous to humans. These are the targets that Airocide’s bioconversion technology was designed to eradicate.
Airocide technology: NASA optimized photocatalytic oxidation (PCO).
(1) Air and any contaminants are drawn from the room into the Airocide unit and channeled into the reaction chamber. The advanced geometry of the reaction chamber delivers more than 5 METERS of surface area on and through which to process the air. (2) UVC (254 nanometer ultraviolet light) activates the proprietary photocatalyst embedded in the reaction chamber, beginning the photocatalytic process. (3) In the reaction chamber, hydroxyl radicals and super-oxide ions are generated and oxidize every organic molecule that comes in contact. The reaction bed is designed to allow the surface-bound radicals nearly three hundred and sixty degrees of exposure for maximum likelihood of collisions with pathogens and other organic material. Millions of hydroxyl radicals converge, combining with the carbon atoms in pathogens (airborne bacteria, mold, fungi, mycotoxins, viruses, allergens) and VOCs, converting the organic material into (4) a harmless vapor and clean, clear air. Nothing else is emitted. Because the process uses the abundant oxygen in the air, additional oxidants such as ozone (O3) or hydrogen peroxide (H2o2) are not necessary.
NASA PCO is safe and highly effective.
Unlike imitation or un-optimized PCO approaches, has been proven to produce no ozone or other harmful byproducts. The high reactivity of the UVC catalyzed process ensures concurrent and continuous surface-bound hydroxyl radical production that allows the unit to run efficiently and effectively without significant maintenance.