Ozone, (O3), sometimes called “activated oxygen”, contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we normally breathe. Ozone is the second most powerful sterilant in the world and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses, and odors. Interestingly, ozone occurs quite readily in nature, most often as a result of lightning that occurs during thunderstorms. While ozone is very powerful, it has a very short life-cycle. When contaminants such as odors, bacteria, or viruses make contact with ozone, they are destroyed completely by oxidation. In so doing, that extra atom of oxygen is consumed and only breathable oxygen remains. Ozone has a half-life of 20 minutes.
Ozone is produced via ultraviolet light or corona discharge. Corona discharge creates ozone by applying high voltage to a metallic grid sandwiched between two dielectrics. The high voltage jumps through the dielectric to a grounded screen and in the process, creating ozone from oxygen present in the chamber. Ultraviolet (UV) light creates ozone when a wavelength at 185-254 nm (nanometers) hits an oxygen atom. The O2 molecule splits into two oxygen atoms, which combine with another O2 molecule to form ozone (O3).
- Ozone is one of nature’s most powerful oxidizers and is in ALL outdoor environments
- Ozone reduces odors and VOC’s including mold, bacteria, & virus
- Just like oxygen & other naturally occurring elements, ozone can be dangerous at high levels
- The last 40 years has shown that too low a level of ozone is also proving to be dangerous
- Ozone is proven to be effective even at low levels
PhotoCatalytic Oxidation (PCO)
PhotoCatalytic Oxidation (PCO) technology generates two key purifying technologies:
- A plasma of positive and negative charges (H+ and O2 -)
- Advanced Oxidation Products (AOP’s), a combination of hydrogen and oxygen compounds such as vaporized hydrogen peroxide (H2O2 ), Hydroxides (OH-), superoxides (O2 -).
This replicates nature’s purifying process of using ultraviolet energy to activate a multi-metal catalyst and convert water vapor into peroxide and hydroxyls. These powerful oxidizers penetrate the cell wall and inactivate the microbe through the process of cell lysing, thus changing the molecular structure and rendering the contaminant harmless. The result is the destruction of odors, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), mold, bacteria, and viruses.
The PhotoCatalytic plasma of positive and negative charges are also known as Cluster Ions. As these electrical charges come into contact with water vapor (H2O) the water disassociates and Hydroxyl Radicals are formed (HO-). Hydroxyl Radicals work to rupture the pollutant’s surface membrane leading to malfunction and eventual death of the pathogen. A similar process occurs with the dissociation of VOCs, with only Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor remaining. T
What makes the GreenTech photocatalytic technology superior?
- USA made broad-spectrum UV lamp – not just 254 nm
- Hydrated Coating
- Proprietary Quad Metallic catalyst formula
- Maximum surface area – 16.4 times greater than competitors
Ions = charged particles that travel out into the environment, charging particulate in the air, which then attracts oppositely-charged particles, allowing them to gain sufficient mass to be filtered or fall to the ground.
GreenTech Air technology incorporates 2 forms of Ionization:
- Needlepoint – 2M ions/cu cm
- “RF Ionizer Effect” produced by an electromagnetic pulse to excite particles inducing a charge and reducing particles in the air.
Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC)
pureHeat zone heaters incorporate a unique conducting element where the resistivity of the element increases exponentially with increasing temperature. It produces high power when it is cold, and rapidly heats up to a constant temperature. Above this temperature, the PTC element acts as an electrical isolator and the heater can never overheat. The maximum temperature is 122°C or 250°F. This makes our zone heaters using PTC heating elements ultra-safe because they are incapable of overheating. Because the maximum temperature is limited, these heating elements cannot start a fire.
PTC technology has a unique heating property that allows the PTC heat output to be regulated by the airflow applied. The higher the airflow, the higher the heat output and power (wattage). If the ambient temperature is high, the PTC output power will decrease; if the airflow is high with low ambient temperature, then the PTC output power will increase.
PTC technology offers significant benefits in two key areas of importance that make them well suited and safe for use in your home. First and foremost is safety. PTC heaters are self-limiting, which means that as they approach their design operating temperature, electrical consumption is automatically decreased. PTC heaters are incapable of overheating.
The pureHeat PTC element is set for a maximum output level that can adequately provide zone heating for rooms. The difference between a pureHeat heater and traditional heaters is that this power level changes automatically in response to ambient or environmental demands.
The second key benefit afforded by PTC technology is efficiency. The pureHeat PTC heating element draws full rated power upon startup to quickly heat the element and reduces power consumption as the setpoint temperature is reached. The heater only works as hard as it has to in order to maintain temperature, saving energy and achieving more consistent temperature from floor to ceiling.