PLASMACLEAR™ Technology utilizes Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PCO) which commonly used in hospital HVAC systems for air purification of nano organisms. PLASMACLEAR™ utilizes hydroxyl generation to kill and inactivate viruses, bacteria, fungi, and prions. Hydroxyls or hydroxyl clusters are nature’s method of cleaning the air outdoors. Found mostly at mountain-top heights — particularly on sunny days — hydroxyls are extremely effective at killing single-celled organisms such as bacteria, viruses, mold and fungus spores.
PLASMACLEAR™ does not produce Ozone.
Ozone (O3) is another of nature's odor and pathogen killer, but is poisonous to all forms of life at the concentrations required to be effective. Hydroxyls, however, are laboratory tested to be safe at any concentration.
PLASMACLEAR™ technology allows hydroxyls to be easily reproduced via compact devices that can be employed in critical care facilities such as hospitals, aged-care facilities, and dental offices to improve air quality and rid the air of airborne pathogens such as respiratory diseases and other bacteria that may contaminate and spread inside buildings.
Hydroxyl is a water molecule missing one of its hydrogen atoms. PLASMACLEAR™ technology passes air through a small cold plasma field to produce hydroxyls, which are distributed throughout a space via a strong fan. Water molecules in the air are drawn through cold plasma field and converted to hydroxyl clusters — put simply, they lose a hydrogen atom.
The molecule is in an unbalanced state, it seeks to replace its missing hydrogen atom. The hydroxyl (OH-) molecules are attracted to single-cell organisms in the air, attaching to them and forcibly ripping a hydrogen atom from the cell wall. This process means that hydroxyl molecules are now H2O again — harmless water molecules.
After the cell wall of the organism has been ruptured and, like a popped balloon, it dies. This is a very simple mechanical action that bacteria and viruses cannot become immune to. Hydroxyl does not discriminate between bacteria, viruses, fungi or prions attacking all equally.
Maintenance and Energy Usage
PLASMACLEAR™ Technology does not require any maintenance or consumables for its 19,000 hr life other than low consumption of electricity (2 Watts). The system uses water molecules in the air and does not require chemicals or any other medium to perform its hydroxyl-generating function.
Breathe BETTER air
The natural source for this reaction is UV solar radiation and soil radioactivity. This decomposition process assures that there will always be bipolar air ions within the breathable atmosphere in our natural environment and, unfortunately, also that in an enclosed, indoor environment, ions may not exist at all.
With this natural process provided by PLASMACLEAR™ Technology, it can actually IMPROVE the air that we breathe indoors providing with clean fresh air with an appropriate balance of air ions.
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