PLASMACLEAR™ Technology

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PLASMACLEAR™ Technology

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's

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.

History

Hydroxyls have been known to scientists and researched for some 100 years since Louis Pasteur first discovered them when researching why people living at high altitudes in sunny conditions were generally healthier than people living at sea level. Since then, organizations such as the British Army have researched hydroxyls as a method of combating germ warfare in the late 1960s — all papers and studies have confirmed the benefits of using hydroxyls, but until this century had not been able to reproduce them by a compact means.

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.

Much like sunlight does in the atmosphere, PLASMACLEAR™ Technology produces a natural bio-climate rich in positive and negative oxygen ions. The negative ions contain an extra electron while the positive ions are missing an electron resulting in an unstable condition. In an effort to re-stabilize, these bipolar ions seek out atoms and molecules in the air to trade electrons with, effectively neutralizing particulate matter, bacteria and virus cells, odorous gases and aerosols, and VOCs.

Stay healthy. Breathe better.

 

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