Is Puraclenz technology patented?
Yes, Puraclenz’s proprietary catalyst design is protected by issued patents. See patent list. This catalyst design has patents pending in Canada, Europe, UAE, India and South Korea. The patented catalyst design is the cornerstone of Puraclenz’s competitive advantage to generate an unprecedented density of positive and negative ions with zero ozone.
How is Puraclenz better than Electrostatic Sprayers (ES)?
Electrostatic sprayers charge liquids that are sprayed or fogged onto surfaces to disinfect them. ES is a temporary solution that only disinfects surfaces at the time of the treatment. Interiors can be easily re-contaminated immediately afterwards if someone coughs or sneezes in the space. ES is very expensive due to the ongoing labor intensive application process used. It is not safe to stay in the room during an ES treatment without protective equipment because of the chemicals used.
Puraclenz provides 24/7 continuous purification for air and surfaces when used as directed. Puraclenz products do not require added labor to operate and each unit can provide coverage up to 3,000 square feet. Puraclenz is safe to use around people and animals. Also ES’s temporary coverage can be as high as 10X more expensive than Puraclenz (monthly cost to lease 6 Puraclenz units for continuous coverage is only $79.99 verses 4 once per week ES treatments that cost $799.99).
How is Puraclenz better than Ultraviolet (UV) systems?
UV solutions provide only temporary purification when turned on in the room. UV treatments are line-of-sight and only disinfect where the UV light hits air or surfaces. Exposure to UV is dangerous to humans and all occupants must vacate the room during UV treatments. Each UV system treats very small spaces (up to 250 square feet). Each stationary UV system costs as high as $6,000 and mobile UV systems cost $30,000 and up. Mobile UV systems require expertly trained technicians to move UV systems from room to room with ongoing additional cost.
Puraclenz provides 24/7 continuous purification for air and exposed surfaces in the room, even “nooks and crannies” where UV is generally ineffective. Puraclenz products do not require added labor to operate and each unit can provide coverage up to 3,000 square feet. Puraclenz is safe to use around people with no ozone and no fumes. UV’s temporary coverage can be as high as 65X more expensive than Puraclenz ($24+ verses $0.35 per square foot).
How is Puraclenz better than hydrogen peroxide systems?
High doses of vaporized hydrogen peroxide are hazardous to humans and low doses of hydrogen peroxide continue to raise questions of safety. Currently the OSHA safety limit is 1 ppm of exposure. Hydrogen peroxide must either be fogged at elevated levels in an uninhabited space or continually dosed at very low levels for long periods to have any impact on pathogens.
If fogged in an uninhabited space, peroxide is a temporary solution that only disinfects surfaces at the time of the treatment. Interiors can be easily re-contaminated immediately afterwards if someone coughs or sneezes in the space. Peroxide fogging is expensive due to the ongoing labor-intensive application process used. It is not safe to stay in the room during a peroxide treatment without protective equipment because of the chemicals used. If continuous use is desired, human health and safety is a concern for constant, low-level contact to hydrogen peroxide. Also, the viability of inactivating pathogens at low-level exposure is still in question.
How is Puraclenz better than Plasma systems?
Plasma systems are suction based systems that treat pathogens after they’ve traveled in the air and through the purifier itself. Plasma systems can be very expensive costing as much as $5,000 each.
Puraclenz actively treats the air and surfaces outside the purifier, around your employees, clients and customers. Plasma systems can be 10X more expensive than Puraclenz ($499 verses $5,000+).
How is Puraclenz better than bipolar ionization or pulse ionization systems?
Bipolar Ionizers create ozone due to the Corona Discharge effect they use to create ions. Since Bipolar ionizers generate ions electrically, they can create “Black Wall Syndrome” whereby dust particles bind to and darken surfaces in the environment over time.
Bipolar Ionizers are typically built into expensive air handlers costing as much as $6,000-$8,000 including installation. These in-duct Bipolar Ionizers rely on the central HVAC system to circulate their ions and are not continuous because air flows only when temperature in the room is being regulated. When air flow is off, no ions are created. These large systems need landlord approval because they require modification of the building’s central HVAC system with long and expensive installations.
Puraclenz purifiers are certified ozone free, provide 24/7 continuous purification, install easily and do not require landlord approval to use. PCO technology used by Puraclenz uses a chemical reaction to create ions that do not electrify dust particles and will not create “Black Wall Syndrome”. Bipolar Ionization in-duct systems can be 10X more expensive than Puraclenz ($499 verses $6,000+).
How is Puraclenz better than HEPA/MERV systems?
HEPA/MERV are filtration systems that capture pathogens when they reach and enter the purifier. Studies have shown how viruses can be aerosol based and these infected droplets go down via gravity. Commercial spaces that have HEPA/MERV filters in their ceiling HVAC systems may not treat droplets that go down to the floor and surfaces in the room.
Puraclenz actively treats the air and surfaces outside the purifier, around your employees, clients and customers. Learn more about how HEPA provides incomplete purification compared to Puraclenz technology.