UVColdPlasmsa's UVC bulbs are especially made to radiate UV-C light at the most germicidal wavelength of 264 nm. This has been third party tested by high quality research facilities: ASHRAE and The Lancet Group.
Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) is an advanced oxidation process that combines the power of UV light and a highly reactive metallic catalyst to accelerate photoreactions. In the PCO process, the UV light’s energy reacts with the catalyst to create an energy gap that is used to generate free radicals, including hydroxyl radicals. The radical species are highly reactive with organic compounds, and quickly and efficiently oxidize odors, bacteria, viruses, and harmful or unwanted chemicals.
When specific wavelengths of UV light react with the air, it creates purifying plasma. Plasma is the fourth state of matter, energized beyond solid, liquid, or gas. 99% of the matter found in the universe is in a plasma state. Photoplasma can be found naturally and is often referred to as the “detergent” of the Earth’s atmosphere because of its ability to react with many harmful pollutants. It uses oxygen and water in the air to create a mix of positive and negative ions, hydroxyl radicals, oxygen singlets, and minimal ozone. Photoplasma effectively reduces bacteria, viruses, mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and unpleasant odors.
Sun spurs, northern lights, and lightning are all examples of naturally occurring plasma.
UVColdPlasma sterilization units utilize a broader and more energetic ultraviolet bandwidth, resulting in photoplasma and photocatalytic oxidation with ions that cleanses the same surface in 20 seconds.
Typical "Air Purifiers" Do Nothing to Eliminate Viruses
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an emergence of new technologies advertised for helping remove the pathogen from the air. However, many of the methods have major flaws that present significant implementation challenges or make them ineffective at preventing the spread of COVID-19. The Coronavirus was found to stay alive on surfaces by the National Health Institute for up to 3 days.
Ionization is unable to capture and remove viruses, therefore failing to create a virus-free safe place.
Ionization machines work by passing air through a chamber of two electrified metal plates that are so high in voltage, any particles passing through are forced to take on a positive or negative charge.
This means that the charged particles will be cleared from the air as they are magnetically driven to adhere onto any surfaces in their surroundings - including your skin! The dust and odors are no longer in the air however, they are clinging to everything else in the room. This means that all the viral particles from the air, plus whatever else was in the air is all over everything in your space.
While an air filtration system can help to clear the air and reduce the amount of viral particles in the air of your space without creating an extra layer of debris... it cannot sterilize surfaces for you. And as said before, Covid can stay alive on surface for up to 3 days!
With UVColdPlasma Air & Surface Sterilization units it is unnecessary for the air to be filtered. This is because the units produce a gas that spreads quickly and evenly utilizing the technologies of Photoplasma and Photocatalytic Oxidation.
What is Ultraviolet (UV) Light?
Ultraviolet (UV) light has been used safely for over a century to disinfect drinking water and sterilize air and surfaces. It is invisible to the human eye and is categorized by wavelength into UV-A (blacklights), UV-B (sunburns), and UV-C (germicidal). UV-C radiation is the main type used in UV disinfection technology, and it has been shown to disinfect surfaces, air, and objects and kill bacteria and viruses in seconds. UV-C can be used in numerous disinfection applications from public transport and restaurants to hospitals, schools, and offices.
Agencies such as the US EPA, US FDA, US Government, ASHRAE, CIBSE (UK), and ISHRAE (India) all approve UV technologies for disinfection and sanitation applications. UV-C light is powerful enough to penetrate the cell walls of microorganisms and shatter the DNA, making it impossible for them to grow and reproduce. Because of this power, BioZone ensures that all our disinfection products are equipped with safeguards to prevent human exposure while maintaining powerful germ-fighting capabilities. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) based technologies have advanced considerably over the years. BioZone’s patented high-output UV technology requires low energy consumption and maximizes the useful life of UV lamps.
What is Photoplasma?
When specific wavelengths of UV light react with the air, it creates purifying plasma. Plasma is the fourth state of matter, energized beyond solid, liquid, or gas. 99% of the matter found in the universe is in a plasma state. Photoplasma effectively reduces bacteria, viruses, mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and unpleasant odors.
PCO, is an advanced oxidation process that combines the power of UV light and a highly reactive metallic catalyst to accelerate photoreactions. In the PCO process, the UV light’s energy reacts with the catalyst to create an energy gap that is used to generate free radicals, including hydroxyl radicals. The radical species are highly reactive with organic compounds, and quickly and efficiently oxidize odors, bacteria, viruses, and harmful or unwanted chemicals.
Positive and Negative Ions occur naturally in the air and are one of nature’s most efficient means of decreasing airborne contamination such as bacteria, viruses, and VOCs, and neutralizing odorous gases and aerosols. Ions are electrically charged particles that have either gained or lost electrons. Negatively charged ions have an excess of electrons which gives them a net negative electric charge. BioZone’s Cold Oxygen Plasma that is generated contains ions to systematically attract multiple compounds in the air and bind them together to increase the yield of the destruction of odor molecules, bacteria, viruses, and chemicals. These compounds are also targeted by the other components found in the Cold Oxygen Plasma.
Is this an Ozone generator?
In short - No. While ozone is a powerful oxidant found naturally in the environment. Like photoplasma, it is created by the reaction of oxygen and specific wavelengths of UV light.
Ozone is widely recognized for its ability to destroy germs, bacteria, viruses, odors, and micro-contaminants, ozone breaks down unwanted organic compounds including harsh chemicals, yet also has been found to break down plants, furniture, and clothes, and Ozone is harmful to breathe. Ozone can become an irritant in high concentrations. UVColdPlasma's products are specially designed to generate a minimal level of Ozone. UVColdPlasma's methodologies are compliant with national and international ozone concentration guidelines. For more than a century, Biozone Products have been used to safely disinfect drinking water and is approved for multiple food service applications by the US FDA.
UVC Light Can Disinfect
Enjoy breathing the freshest, clean air all the time with UVC-generated Cold Plasma. It is proven to have the following benefits:
Effective - Reduces viruses from air and on surfaces by 99.9% in less than .44 seconds and removes bacteria from air and room surfaces
Healthy - Lowers respiratory illnesses
Trusted - An accepted and accredited disinfection solution for over a century
Natural - Provide a natural solution to the problem of drug-resistant and chemical-resistant infectious diseases