Puraclenz uses an evolved form of photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) used by NASA to provide clean air for astronauts. PCO has been safely used to purify air and exposed surfaces for more than 40 years in many commercial applications. Our patented cell design generates an exceptionally high density of ozone free ions to proactively deactivate indoor pollutants.
Puraclenz evolved from technology to chemically-create clusters of neutral gas molecules in the air we breathe. The PCO process uses an internal UV light that reacts with a titanium dioxide coated catalyst to produce positive and negatively charged ions that deactivate pathogens.
What are ions?
An ion is an atom or molecule that has gained or lost an electron, giving it a positive or negative electrical charge. When ions disperse throughout a space, they react with single-celled organisms to break down their cellular membranes and destroy the cell. After interaction, the molecules lose their electrical charge and are released back into the air as water vapor.
Puraclenz’s ultra-efficient catalyst design allows our products to use UV lamps that produce no ozone emissions. PCO has over 40 years of peer reviewed and studies performed by third party independent labs and universities to deactivate pathogens.
Using air as a medium to deliver ions allows Puraclenz to clean pollutants exposed to the air, including respiratory droplets and hard-to-reach exposed surfaces missed by hand-cleaning or HEPA filters.
When someone coughs or sneezes in a room being treated with passive air purifiers, such as HEPA filters, pathogens (such as coronavirus) must move through the space back to the fan unit where it is collected by a filter.
Puraclenz products are designed to deactivate pathogens in the air before reaching other people in the room, without requiring circulation through a filter.
A U.S. patent protecting Puraclenz’s next-gen cell design was granted in 2020. The multi-blade design reflects UV light inside the core with ultra-efficiency. Each blade is shaped to reflect UV light onto the back side of the blade next to it, generating an extraordinary amount of ions for a PCO device.
The unique aerodynamic conical shape further increases ion generation by maximizing contact time with the reactive titanium dioxide surface.
This revolutionary design provides a large area of cleaning coverage with a small footprint and very low energy consumption.
Dangerous bacteria MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) causes one of the deadliest hospital acquired infections. A Puraclenz P3000 product is proven to be 95.4% effective at reducing MRSA bacteria in an independent aerosol lab test. Killing bacteria is far more difficult than deactivating a virus.