Placed within your room’s air flow, air from the environment containing microorganisms enter our purifier’s internal High Voltage Controlled Pulse (HVCP) reaction chamber. The HVCP reaction chamber creates non-thermal plasma and generates ROS which is comprised of 7 ROS cleaning agents. 5 of them are very short lived highly Reactive Oxygen Species (atomic oxygen, singlet oxygen, hydroxyl radical, superoxide and peroxynitrite) which never make it out of the chamber. They break down carbon-to-carbon bonds of cell walls in microbes that travel through the chamber and indiscriminately destroys molds, viruses, and other pathogens as they pass through the HVCP chamber.
OUR LOW ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Our patented technology uses ultra-low energy to create ROS which will destroy, purify & defend against bacteria, molds (Botrytis, Salmonella, E.Coli, Listeria) and other pathogens, reduces Cross-Contamination and Eliminates/Neutralizes odor.
HOW OUR TECHNOLOGY WORKS
AirROS by SAGE Surface & Air Purifiers utilize high voltage and high frequency-controlled pulses, but very low amperage to create non-thermal plasma and generate ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species). ROS are the sanitation/cleaning agents that prevent and destroy Molds, Viruses, and other Pathogens and control/eliminate Odor in the Air and Surfaces in two stages:
PHASE 2 - SECONDARY SURFACE & AIR CLEANING.
Provides Surface sanitation and continued Air sanitation. The purified air now diffused into the environment contains longer lived Reactive Oxygen Species (gas-phase dry hydrogen peroxide-H2O2, and low concentration levels of ozone-O3) that further sanitize room air and surfaces. In addition to treating the ambient air as it passes through the reaction chamber, the O3 & H2O2 diffusion react to make Hydrogen Trioxide-H2O3 aka Trioxidane (natural anti-microbial) that will further sanitize all surfaces and control odor, resulting in clean air and surfaces 24/7. Our purifier will protect your facility where the problems happen out in the environment.
Our advanced surface and air sanitation process provides SAFE, EFFECTIVE, and CONTINUOUS 24/7 inactivation and neutralization of airborne and surface viruses, microbials and odor control while people are present.
We also can provide equipment to shock treat in certain applications, if required.
REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES
- In the marketplace for decades without wide adoption
- Effective water treatment
- Air treatment
- must use outside, dried air and pump compressed O3 into the space to be treated.
- O3 is the only reactive oxygen species (ROS) used
- This necessitates very large quantities of O3 to treat the room. OSHA limits almost always exceeded.
- Difficult to regulate and control, due to high pressure and O3 production.
- “Old technology” that does not fit modern uses and needs.
- Some Commodities highly sensitive to ozone
- UV light from lamps are capable of destroying some bacteria, fungi and mold by breaking bonds in the cell walls or DNA.
- The microbes must touch the UV light emission to be affected.
- No ROS created
- Bulbs are not large, so many have to be used for any sizable space.
- Bulbs are expensive, burn out frequently and are a hazardous disposal material, since they often contain mercury.
- Consumer units for homes often contain a UV component.
- Liquid cleaning system for surface applications.
- A safer, more potent form of the oxidizer compound found in bleach (neutral pH) , but with very short shelf life.
- Shelf life issue solved with an on-site system to “create” the solution just in time as it is needed.
- Like the AirROS system, it uses oxidation to eliminate microbes, but with only one (1) reactive oxygen species.
- Complimentary to AirROS by enhancing current surface cleaning systems
- UV light is focused on plates covered with titanium dioxide paint.
- Known as PCO or photocatalytic oxidation
- Developed by NASA to help grow crops in space by cleaning air; is a public domain technology.
- Air Treatment
- UV light destruction of microorganisms
- Produces some ROS (e.g. hydroxyl radicals and superoxide ions) to remove some molds, bacteria and viruses. Depending on UV wavelength, some systems may produce very low levels of ozone and hydrogen peroxide for minor surface benefit.
- Uses electricity to add a static charge to air molecules.
- Charge causes the molecules to attach to dust and other airborne particles (may include some bacteria, mold, etc.).
- Contains plates which attract particles: must be cleaned frequently.
- Combined particles are also heavier than air, and fall to ground and surfaces.
- Does not destroy any contaminant particles (bacteria, mold, etc.), instead it collects them.
- Particles can be “kicked up” by air movement, vehicle and human or animal traffic to re-contaminate areas or be tracked to other locations.
- Often causes a “black-wall effect” where walls near the ionizer are coated with attracted contaminants.
- Often used in household devices.
- UV – UV light from lamps targeted on a hydrated multi-metal catalyst (Titanium Dioxide -TiO2 is main component) creates low-levels of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)
- It is capable of destroying some bacteria, fungi and mold by breaking bonds in the cell walls or DNA that enter the purifier.
- The microbes must touch the UV light emission or come into contact with Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) to be affected.
- Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) has some minor surface treatment.
- However, Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) alone not high enough concentration to be effective on all surfaces at long distances from the output.
- Multiple units needed to treat large spaces and this increases electricity costs.
- H2O2 is the only reactive oxygen species (ROS) used
- Systems that combine one or more existing technology.
- High-quality HEPA air filters remove particles down to approximately 0.3 microns in size
- One (1) micron = 0.001mm
- This size is adequate to filter out most mold and mildew.
- It catches many, but not all bacteria.
- Viruses are small enough to move through unless just caught on filter media.
- Microbes are not destroyed, just trapped and concentrated. (Yuck!)
- HEPA air filters are effective for solid and liquid particles, but not effective for gaseous particles.
- HEPA is a good complement to bacteria and mold-killing technology like AirROS in clean rooms and RTE food-processing operations.
Activated Charcoal Filters
- Activated carbon air filters trap odors and chemicals in highly absorbent granules.
- Activated carbon is a charcoal that is treated with oxygen in order to open pores between the carbon atoms in the filter, resulting in a highly absorbent material.
- Good compliment to the AirROS system in ultra-clean environments as long as used for air intake or air exhaust. The activated carbon filter will remove our ROS from the environment and leave the environment without surface treatment.
ACCEPTANCE AND STANDARDS
AirROS purifiers use electricity which we convert to High-Voltage, High-Frequency and by controlled pulses creates ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species). The ROS created are highly reactive and are responsible for the sanitation and destruction of molds, viruses, pathogens, and odors. See our “How it Works” page for more information.
- Natural ground-level concentrations of Ozone (O3) are typically 0.030ppm to 0.070ppm and may be higher than 0.100ppm in urban areas.
- OSHA 24 hour average exposure limit 0.050ppm
- OSHA 8 hour average exposure limit 0.100ppm
- OSHA Short-term exposure limit 0.300ppm
- AirROS equipment is effective as a disinfectant and sterilizing agent at levels of 50% or below of that specified by OSHA for 24-hour exposure levels.
- With the integration of the Environmental monitoring package, the purifiers can operate at controlled levels well below the thresholds dictated by OSHA.
European Union Electrical Safety directives for Low Voltage and Electromagnetic Compatibility.
Great Britain Electrical Safety directives for low voltage and Electromagnetic Compatibility
Regulatory Compliance Mark for Australia and New Zealand to indicate compliance with electrical product regulations.
- Ozone Heavy Work Limit 0.050ppm
- Ozone Light Work Limit 0.100ppm
- Ozone Moderate Work Limit 0.080ppm
- Ozone 8 hour mean daily max 0.050ppm
- FDA issued (June 26, 2001) a GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) statement as to the use and application of ozone in food processing.
- EPA has standards for assuring that any equipment being sold as an Ozone generator for use in the food processing arena have an EPA Establishment Number and that the entity files an annual report disclosing manufacturing and marketing of products in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Each piece of equipment bears the applicable EPA Establishment Number based on the physical site where the purifier was manufactured.
- USDA followed the FDA publication in December 2001 with its own regulation allowing for uses in meats and poultry.
- The AirROS purifiers meet all organically approved regulations.
INTERNATIONAL OZONE ASSOCIATION
- 0.001 ppm
- Lowest value detectable by hypersensitive humans.
- Too low to measure accurately with elaborate electronic equipment.
- 0.003 ppm
- Threshold of odor perception in laboratory environment, 50% confidence level.
- 0.003 ppm to 0.010 ppm
- The threshold of odor perception by the average person in clean air. Readily detectable by most normal persons.
People may smell ozone from AirROS –even at very safe levels
CE marking directives are met. “Restriction of (the use of certain) Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic Equipment.
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