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TiO2 Photocatalytic Oxidation Technology

Sterilisation for Anti-Bacteria, Mould & Virus

All “germs” are not created equal. Bacteria, Moulds and Fungi are complete living organisms. They carry on their life functions within their own cells. Viruses, on the other hand, are not complete and can only carry on reproduction and metabolism when inside a host organism. That is why antibiotics are not effective on viruses.

However, over the last few decades advances in science technology have made it possible to see matter and life forms down to the level of atoms and molecules. This led to the discovery and study of virus particles. It also launched a new research field called Photocatalysis…where it was discovered that the electrostatic and covalent bonding of some metallic molecules could be harnessed to create superior anti-microbial products.

In 2007 our Solas Shield technology was formulated as an environmental decontamination solution based on titanium Dioxide. This Photocatalytic process could work when visible light energises the titanium dioxide particles, posing an oxidising lethal barrier to microbes.

Original forms of this technology required UV light, this new form is effective with indoor incandescent or fluorescent lighting. It is available in ready to use spray products for application to most surfaces - even textile - turning them into 24/7 eco-warriors in the fight against the spread of bacterial and viral diseases.

Conventional methods of manual Disinfection and Sterilisation are laborious, expensive, and due to the introduction of stringent health and safety concerns now require, the use of less effective biocidal agents, for example, the use of hypochlorite solutions in many areas is no longer permitted. The results of extensive research clearly demonstrate that photocatalysis can play a role in the inactivation of pathogens on all surfaces.

BENEFITS...


Decomposition of germ body and endotoxin while providing 24/7 defense against epidemics such as;- Anthrax, Avian Flu H5N8, Black Mould, Candida, C. Difficile, E. Coli, H1 N1, Legionnaires, Listeria, Mould & Fungi, MRSA (staph), Ms-2, Mycobacterium fortiutum, NDM-1, NvN1, SARS, Strep, Salmonella, VRE and many many more of the countless strains in existence. 



AIR PURIFICATION


PCO actively removes environmental pollution substances, such as NOx (nitrogen oxide) which is atmosphere gas from vehicle and industry pollution. It also has a detrimental effect on SOx (sulphur oxide), a organic matter also present in the atmosphere - actively breaking down both these substances. Also used indoor against Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) for improved Indoor Air Quaility (IAQ)...


ANTI -BACTERIA & VIRUS


Self Sanitising TiO2 PCO Breaks down and destroys Bacteria, Fungi, Mould and Virus such as...Anthrax, Avian Flu (H5N8), Black Mould, Candida, C-difficile, E.Coli, HiNi, Legionnella, Listeria, Mould & Fungi, MRSA (Staph), Ms-2,  Mycobacterium fortiutum, NDM-1, NvN1, SARS, Strep, Salmonella, VRE etc etc...


DEODORISING (ALLERGY RELIEF)


TiO2 PCO doesn't cover up smells like conventional air fresheners, it actually attacks the root of the smell by causing the breakdown of the origin of the odour (ammonia, aldehyde gas  and smoke, etc).  Using the power of light - a surface that has been treated with a Nano-Tio2 application will actually burn up harmful pollutants and turns them into clean oxygen. It is totally safe and inert and is the most effective odour eliminator available...



Strong Oxidation Power
The very strong oxidising power of our TiO2 PCO Ultra-Thin-Film will completly destroy the bacteria's cell membrane, causing leakage of the cytoplasm, which in turn totally inhibits the bacteria’s activity,  and ultimately not only results in elimination, - but the total decomposition of the contaminent.

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