If you’re looking for the ultimate in clean air, consider the Airocide, which uses NASA-developed technology to eliminate indoor toxins and pollutants.
We talk a lot about the importance of clean air in our neighborhoods, but we sometimes we forget that the most important location for clean air is in the rooms where we live and work. The same air that is polluted outside of our buildings is the same air that gets pulled inside for ventilation, where it then also mixes with gasses and pollutants coming from the furnishings and building materials that make up the rooms.
Because we only have a minimal amount of control over the air outside, filtering or purifying that indoor air is the most effective way to mitigate the effects of toxins and pollutants. Air filtration units are fairly easy to find, but many of them are limited in their effectiveness, and offer only a physical filter to capture large airborne particles. but a new kind of air purifier goes way beyond that.
The Airocide unit, which is based on technology developed by NASA, doesn’t have a filter, but instead uses highly reactive catalysts to destroy pathogens and clear the air of all of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) it carries.
Originally developed by NASA engineers and researchers at the University of Wisconsin to eliminate ethylene gas from the space station, the technology behind Airocide has now been used for almost 15 years by grocery stores, food packers, and florists to extend the shelf life of their fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Once it was discovered that the units could eliminate viruses, bacteria, molds, pollen, and dust mites, the units have been installed in hospitals and medical facilities in order to slow or stop the spread of infectious diseases there.
Airocide draws pathogens and pollutants into a photocatalytic oxidation reactor, where they are destroyed, removing VOCs and harmful gasses:
“Our patented bioconversion process grabs fungi, mold, viruses, bacteria and more and disassembles them at their molecular level. Airocide also clears the air of virtually 100% of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’S) – the harmful gasses emitted by products like aerosol sprays, cleaning supplies, disinfectants, hobby supplies, dry-cleaned clothing, building materials, paints and paint thinner, strippers, pesticides and even air fresheners.”
The Airocide units don’t use a filter, so there is nothing that users need to clean in order to keep it working effectively, but once a year, the reaction chamber must be replaced ($99), and the units have a notification light for alerting users when it’s time to change it.
According to the company, 12 years of scientific testing in the U.S., plus data from field use on the Space Station, lab studies and case studies indicate that the Airocide can reduce the amount of bacteria and mold in household air by 75%, which could make a huge difference in personal health.
At a retail price of about $800, Airocide might not be for everyone, but the allergic, the chemically-sensitive, and those living in highly polluted areas may find relief with this high-tech air purifier. Find out more at Airocide.
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