The chemistry behind Airora
Bacteria, Viruses and Vegetative Spores (Mould)
Hydroxyl radicals (hydroxyls) are lethal to all harmful viruses, bacteria and mould, for example Coronaviruses, MRSA, C.difficile, Salmonella, Norovirus, and Flu Virus, both in the air and on surfaces.
The hydroxyl cascade created by Airora is a zero vapour pressure condensing reaction which preferentially coats the surface of viruses, bacteria, particles and surfaces in general with abundant hydroxyls which rapidly inactivate the underlying bacteria, viruses and moulds.
Harmful bacteria succumb to hydroxyls because, being extremely small, hydroxyls are able to pass through the outer cell walls and oxidise the highly sensitive third membrane responsible for electron transport, rendering the whole organism non-viable.
Harmful viruses succumb to hydroxyls as hydroxyls disrupt their lipid envelope and/or protein shell and penetrate their interior, thereby disrupting their genome (RNA/DNA content).
Hydroxyl radicals are incredibly reactive and, as the Airora process produces a never-ending supply, even clumps of cells, thick layers and heavy cell walls (such as TB and spores) will eventually succumb.
Bacteria and viruses killed by Airora's Hydroxyl Cascade retain what scientists call their 'antigen signature'. That means that even though they can't harm you, they can still induce passive immunity.
Humans, animals, insects and even normal skin flora have evolved within an environment rich in hydroxyl radicals and are therefore immune to their actions.
Tests at the UK Government’s Health Protection Agency’s Centre for Emergency Preparedness & Response at Porton Down have shown that exposure to hydroxyl radicals created by our technology:
• Destroyed 99.9999% of airborne MS2 Coliphage in less than 5 minutes
• Destroyed 99.999% of airborne Staphylococcus Epidermidis in less than 2 minutes
• Destroyed 99.9999% of surface concentration of MRSA on glass over a 24 hour period
The US CDC has confirmed that Airora's ability to destroy MS2 Coliphage means that it will destroy ALL types of pathogenic bacteria and viruses, including all those in the coronavirus family (which includes the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19). Like all coronaviruses, MS2 is a positive sense single-stranded RNA virus but studies have shown that it is many times harder to inactivate than a coronavirus.
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