Air Oasis™ air purifiers utilize state-of-the-art technology
unique to any product currently on the market today:
AHPCO™ Cell (Advanced
Hydrated Photocatalytic Oxidation Cell) - The next generation in catalytic
oxidation. The AHPCO™ Cell technology is far superior to the
older stand alone UV lamps and catalytic oxidation methods with only
one catalyst used in competitor air purifiers. This is the latest
advanced oxidation technology that consists of a proprietary, high-intensity
broad spectrum UV lamp in a hydrated catalytic cell utilizing our
patent-pending quad-nano Xtreme™ coating. Ozone is produced
in the cell via the HE/UV lamp, the majority of which is converted
into airborne hydro peroxides (H2O2), hydroxyl ions(OH-), super oxide
ions(O2-) and ozonide ions(O3-) via the quad-nano Xtreme™ quad-metallic
catalyst. These friendly cleansing ions treat your indoor air by:
bacteria growth (bacteriostatic)
• Suppressing mold growth (mycostatic)
• Suppressing viruses
• Suppressing VOC's
• Reducing odors
• Reducing small particles (for larger particles, such as pet
hair, a filter is recommended)
here to learn more about the AHPCO Cell Technology.
The Air Oasis air purification
units do not require noisy high speed fans in order to clean the air
in your home or office. CADR (clean air delivery rate) is also a word
of the past with our advanced technology. The fans utilized in our
units simply push the five ions created into the air which then radiate
through your entire home constantly destroying air borne and surface
contaminants. Since the ions are present in your air 24/7 the air
is constantly being cleaned without have to pass through the unit.
This makes our units extremely effective yet extremely compact in
size so they can fit easily into your home decor without becoming
a main focal point.
Pros over competition:
Low cost, no yearly maintenance, no installation, airborne hydro peroxides,
super oxide ions and hydroxide ions travel through the house providing
24-hour protection against airborne mold, bacteria, viruses, odors
and VOC’s. The cell also acts as a germicidal lamp and treats
the air that passes by it.
*Note 1: Federal safety
limits are .04 ppm. At .02 ppm or less this is not considered an ozone
Development of thePatent-pending
quad-nano Xtreme™ Catalyst Coating
AHPCO™, is an Advanced Hydrated Photocatalytic Oxidation technology.
Basically, it is a broad spectrum high intensity UV light targeted
the patent-pending quad-nano Xtreme™ quad metallic catalyst
in a low-level ozone and moist atmosphere. This creates an advanced
oxidation of friendly oxidizers. Unlike ozone, these oxidizers are
safe, but yet aggressive at killing mold, bacteria, viruses and more.
They also effectively neutralize odors and VOCs. Once they have done
their job they revert back to oxygen and hydrogen. AHPCO technology
has been successfully used in water, air, food and laundry applications.
The UV light and ozone are not new discoveries. Ozone was first discovered
in the late 1800's and used as a water purifier in Europe. UV light
was discovered in the 1930's. Actually, nature discovered it before;
it was called the "sun". The disinfection qualities of UV
light are also not new. Hospitals have used UV light for decades in
operating rooms. Barbers were disinfecting combs in the 1950's with
UV light. What is new is the enhancement of both these natural, friendly
oxidizers and the validation for use on air, water, food and laundry.
In the mid-1980's air purifiers started to make their way into the
residential market. Ozone air systems were widely used in the commercial
restoration business for fire and flood damage to buildings. These
applications utilized corona discharge systems (CD) that use a spark
or electrically charged plates to simulate lightning. This converted
the oxygen (O2) to ozone (O3). The CD method creates very high concentrated
ozone. Plus by using air as the oxygen source, you are receiving 20%
oxygen and 80% nitrogen. The problem with CD systems is with oxygen
conversion you also get a nitrogen conversion, which makes nitric
acid and nitric oxide.
The problem facing the residential
air systems was that the cost of an oxygen generator
was so high they went without one. This, of course,
created a CD unit that produced high concentrated
ozone plus low levels of nitric oxide and nitric
acid. The maintenance was a problem due to the
corrosive nature of nitric acid and the high concentration
of ozone exceeding the Federal safety limits of
.04 ppm. Ozone readings at the exhaust have exceeded
10 ppm, which is potentially lethal. Air Oasis
decided to stay out of this dangerous market.
In the late 1980's it was discovered
that the lower concentration of ozone could have
an effect on odors, mold and bacteria. Testing
this theory, determined that safe, low levels
of ozone could have a significant result with
airborne mold, odors and bacteria. The problem
was to create a safe residential air purifier
that could produce safe, low concentrations of
ozone that would not exceed the .04 ppm Federal
limits. This was accomplished in the early 1990's,
about the same time as the Federal Government
was going after the ozone residential units. This
battle of the Feds and manufacturers gave ozone
a very bad name.
With the technology to build a
device that produces safe, low concentrations
of ozone and the ability to ensure a room would
not exceed .04 ppm, it was time to set out to
validate the use of this device on mold, VOC's,
odors and bacteria. Fox TV News was doing a three-part
series on indoor air problems and tested one of
the ozone units. The unit they had tested was
producing 18 ppm ozone, a lethal amount that drove
the camera crew and news reporter right out of
the office. The Fox people then asked if they
could independently test the AHPCO technology.
They ran tests supervised by an independent air
specialist and two medical doctors. The series
turned out to be a fantastic infomercial for this
technology. The results couldn't have been better.
Fox ran this on their national news network and
their national health news. Popular Science picked
up the story for the magazine and ran it on the
Popular Science TV Show.
In 2003 the AHPCO Cell was developed.
Rhodium was added as a catalyst and improved
hydration compounds were also added. Plus, a total
new target concept was used. A 360 degree cell
provided maximum exposure of the catalysts. The
bulb was reworked and a HE/UV Broad Spectrum bulb
with a heavy duty filament and long life coating
was developed. This gave the new AHPCO Cell an
unprecedented 3 year, 25,000 hour life. This was
a major improvement over the current standard
8,000-10,000 hour UV bulb life. The most important
improvement was the efficacy, the new cell design
created more hydro peroxides, super oxide ions
and ozone levels were .01-.015 ppm or less. Country
or forest air is usually around .01-.02 ppm of
ozone. Most people can smell ozone at .01 ppm,
and .05 ppm is the federal safe limit for medical
devices. The new cell also produces hydroxide
ions and ozonide ions which broadened the scope
By using a AHPCO™ Cell with
redundant oxidizers our scope of effectiveness
is widely broadened.
In March of 2006,
a new quad-nano
Xtreme™ catalyst coating was introduced.
With this new patent-pending coating a fifth powerful
catalyst metal was added. The manufacturer also reduced
the particle size of our metals down to a nanosize
particle in order to increase the surface area
and therefore increase the kinetic rate of reaction.
The hydrophilic gel was also improved to further
hydrate the coating and react in combination with
the metal catalysts (by donating hydrogen to the
ozone) to decompose ozone to form hydroxide ions,
and radicals, as well as hydro peroxides, such
as the HO2 radical and hydrogen peroxides, which
are desirable reaction products from the decomposition
of ozone due to their strong oxidizing properties,
which enhances the germicidal effect of UV radiation.
While competitors are using TiO2
alone with no hydrating agents or other less effective
catalyst coatings, Air Oasis is setting the trend
for the next generation of air purifiers.