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Bringing the outdoors indoors

 

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Hydroxyls are nature’s way of decontaminating our environment and are the reason our environment remains safe for all living things

 

The powerful outdoor sanitising effect of hydroxyl radicals (hydroxyls) was discovered by chance in the 1960's by the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Hydroxyl radicals (originally called the ‘Open Air Factor’, often just called ‘hydroxyls’) are highly reactive molecules of oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H); their chemical formula is OH.

Hydroxyls are continually produced in abundance in the lower atmosphere and wage a constant war of attrition against contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, allergens, irritants and pollution. When hydroxyls are created the rection is a zero vapour pressure condensing reaction and so they immediately seek out and react with contaminants in the air and on surfaces. 

These reactions happen within seconds and break down both tiny structures, such as viruses and bacteria, and larger molecules, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), so well that hydroxyls are often called 'Nature’s Detergent', a term first coined by Nobel Prize winning chemist Paul J. Crutzen. 

But nature’s detergent is mostly absent from indoor air and however hard and often you clean, bacteria and viruses constantly build up in the air and on surfaces, allergens remain active, and smells stay smelly.

Hydroxyls are why you are unlikely to catch infections outdoors and what gives ‘fresh air’ that clean and refreshing feel that we all love!

Atmospheric creation of hydroxyls 

Hydroxyls are naturally created in the atmosphere both as part of the continual breakdown of aromatic oils secreted into the air by plants everywhere and, during daylight hours, by the photochemical reaction which occurs in the atmosphere where different wavelengths of light interact with water and other chemicals.

There are, on average, more than two million hydroxyls in each cubic centimetre of outdoor air during daylight hours and their estimated global concentration, higher around the tropics, is shown opposite - red higher, blue lower.

Airora’s advanced technology recreates what happens outdoors, indoors, gently blowing a mix of those natural outdoor atmospheric components that are typically missing from indoor air, such as trace amounts of oils extracted from plants and flowers, into the room.

As happens outdoors, a molecular cascade reaction spreads in seconds throughout the entire indoor space, and into every corner, independent of air movement destroying both air and surface borne pollutants on contact while simultaneously reducing any excess ozone in the room to well within acceptable levels.

The atmospheric cleansing and sanitising cycle

Hydroxyls power the Earth’s atmospheric cleansing and sanitising cycle and keep our atmosphere clean and liveable. Hydroxyls:

  • Destroy, on contact, all types of airborne pathogens, bacteria, viruses and moulds. 
  • Alter the surfaces of allergens, such as pollens, mould spores, dust mite excretions, pet dander and cat saliva, so that they no longer cause allergic reactions.
  • Break down all polluting gasses susceptible to oxidation, including those problematic for humans, such as ammonia, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and formaldehyde – progressively removing them from the atmosphere.
  • React with VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in less than 100 milliseconds;  initiating a series of chain reactions that decompose VOCs and their by-products, keeping air safe to breathe. 
  • Oxidise all long chain organic odours in seconds and, over a longer time scale, short chain and inorganic odours as well.
  • Vaporise carbon based ultra-fine particles to carbon dioxide.

Hydroxyls attack harmful contaminants, but not us! 

Humans, animals, and plants have evolved over millennia to co-exist with hydroxyls and their reaction by-products. Atmospheric hydroxyls cannot enter the blood stream or tissues within the body, because skin and mucosal membranes have evolved to provide a protective barrier.

Airora brings the outdoors, indoors

Airora is NOT a filter, it is a Hydroxyl Diffuser which emits an invisible Hydroxyl Cascade, as occurs naturally outdoors, indoors. 

A molecular cascade reaction spreads the Hydroxyl Cascade throughout a room in seconds, without relying on air movement, thoroughly  decontaminating all the air and surfaces as it goes. 

Airora benefits include:

  • Proven to safely destroy or neutralise, throughout an entire indoor space:

        all types of germs (including coronavirus)

        all types of allergens; including pollens, house dust mite, pet dander and mould 

        all types of VOC and both organic and inorganic odours

        chemical lung irritants from cleaning products, air fresheners, deodorisers, paint  and the like

        and most other harmful pollutants 

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  • Proven to safely destroy or neutralise, throughout an entire indoor space:

        all types of germs (including coronavirus)

        all types of allergens; including pollens, house dust mite, pet dander and mould 

        all types of VOC and both organic and inorganic odours

        chemical lung irritants from cleaning products, air fresheners, deodorisers, paint  and the like

        and most other harmful pollutants 

  • 1000+ times more effective, and far faster acting than any type of filter.
  • The UK's Health Protection Agency measured a 99.9999% reduction of airborne germs in less than 5 minutes!
  • Creates an active person to person infection barrier.
  • Acts on all surfaces as well as the air in a room.

 

Airora, nothing else comes close!

 

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