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  1. 1. Dr Christophe Suchy President – QuestUnited International
  2. 2.  IAQ – Indoor Air Quality Issues & Awareness  Traditional Solutions - Passive Technologies  Purifying Natures Way - Active Technologies ◦ RCI, Certified Space Technology  Products  Validation - University Testing  Case Studies  What you need to Know about activTek Environment Conditioning Technology in 30 seconds or less
  3. 3.  This is a NEW Problem!  Began with the 70’s oil embargo ... We changed the way we construct homes  Today the typical Indoor Air is 5-10 times worse than outdoor air  Mold and mildew infestation is at an all-time high and is a serious health threat  Airborne staph, pneumonia & MRSA at record high in hospitals  Nosocomial infections in hospitals result in over 100,000 deaths per year in North America alone!
  4. 4. Passive Technologies a RE-Active approach
  5. 5. • Filtering • Ionization … a misunderstood technology • Electronic Air “Cleaners” • UV Lights … issue with distance from UV bulb and exposure time • Portable units …small rooms, inefficient, ineffective, & costly to operate
  6. 6. • Impossible for ALL the air to get to them! • How are mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, odors removed from surfaces inside a room? • Filters can become a source of pollution and have limited effect on VOC's, odors, bacteria, viruses, mold & mildew • UV lights effective on surface inactivation ….. marginally effective on moving air • Ventilating is expensive
  7. 7. Suck the pollution through a filter, • Filters • Electrostatic Filters maybe….
  8. 8. • Filters • Electrostatic Filters Suck the pollution through a filter, •Can a filter SUCK BACTERIA from a COUNTER TOP? •From a DoorKnob? NO maybe…. but …..
  9. 9.  Particles including Sub-Micron  Pathogens (Mold, Bacteria, Virus)  VOC’s (Gas Phase Contaminates) ….. and we must address these contaminates at the source
  10. 10. Active Technology a PRO-Active approach
  11. 11. 1. Ionization to precipitate Particles 2. Advanced Oxidation to break down VOC’s and inactivate pathogens 3. Ozone for odor removal & Remediation 4. Filtration to remove particles
  12. 12.  Ions are charged particles which travel out into the environment, charging particulate in the air, which then attracts oppositely charged particles, allowing them to gain sufficient mass to be filtered or fall to the ground. Fresh Air technology incorporates 2 forms of Ionization: ◦ Needlepoint - 2M ions/cu cm ◦ “RF Ionizer Effect” produced by an electromagnetic pulse to excite particles inducing a charge and reducing particles. ◦ RCI – Radiant Catalytic Ionization (free electrons or what is called a “non-thermal plasma”)
  13. 13. Why introduce unipolar ionization into the air ? 1.TELSA; A Journal of Modern Science; 1st Qtr 1997, pg 3 2. Asthma Support Newsgroup; Feb ‘98Cleaning Efficiency Range Typical Household Pollutants Particle Size in Microns Visible With Naked Eye Visible with Microscope Visible with Electron Microscope 100um 10u 1.0u 0.5u 0.1u 0.01u 0.001u Standard Filters High Quality HEPA Filter Electronic Air Filters Unipolar Ionization Pollen Bacteria Atmospheric and Household Dust Cooking Smoke and Grease Tobacco Smoke and Its Gases Mold Spores Viruses Red Blood Cell Polio Virus NOTES: 1. Typically only 50% -70% of air ‘reaches’ filters of any type 2. 1 mu = .000039 inch Dust Mite Feces Cat Dander Human Hair Most Dangerous Particle Sizes Asbestos Dust Skin Cell If you can move them to filter !
  14. 14. Radiant Catalytic Ionization™ Developed by NASA to clean the air in the International Space Station. The Only Genuine Certified Space Technology Air/Surface Purification System Go to: www.spacefoundation.org Introducing a unique PCO Technology…
  15. 15. From “Considerations for IAQ-Sensitive Engineering Designs” by: David J. Branson, P.E, who serves on several technical committees for ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) “Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) is an emerging technology for treating the indoor environment and has proven to improve indoor air quality (IAQ). In addition to IAQ benefits, it has the added potential for limiting the introduction of unconditioned air to the building space, thereby providing energy savings over typical designs.”
  16. 16. Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) A Unique and proprietary PCO System
  17. 17. • The goal is to get bacteria and viruses to the UV light. However, there are many IF’S influencing Germicidal UV effectiveness. • IF you can get the pollutant to the UV light… • IF the time exposure is long enough, there is Questionable Effectiveness. We are NOT PASSIVE Germicidal UV.
  18. 18. DEN BR BR STUDY BR KITCHEN RCI unit A/C unit DEN BR BR STUDY BR KITCHEN UV unit A/C unit How do “UV bulbs” Compare to RCI ? Structure Using RCI Structure using “Germicidal UV” bulb Using RCI Using UV bulb • Control space 16,000 ft3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.95 ft3 • Microbe “kill” in entire structure Yes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - No • Particulate control entire structure Yes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - No • Odor control in entire structure Yes - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - No Technology Comparison
  19. 19. RCI Radiant Catalytic Ionization TiO2 Oxidation-Reduction Reactions Electronic Transfer
  20. 20. Hydrophilic coating. Absorption of water vapor (H2O) from the air Optimum Humidity is 40-60% RCI Radiant Catalytic Ionization CATALYTIC MATRIX
  21. 21. ADVANCED HYDROPHILIC ALLOY • Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). Produces two highly reactive species > Hydroxyl radicals (OH-) & Oxygen ions (O2 -). Both are very powerful oxidizers • X Convert nitric oxide in nitrogen and oxygen • Y Accelerate the reactivity of the TiO2. Reacts with O2 to eliminate bacterias. • Z Produces specific reactions with the hydrogen and improves the function of the TiO2.
  22. 22. 185 nm UV produces ozone 254 nm breaks O3 back down to O2
  23. 23. The photolysis of ozone (O3) in the 200-280 nm region (UVC) can lead to the generation of OH radicals through the reactions: where the square brackets in the second reaction represent a solvent cage in which almost all the hydroxyl radical pairs combine to form H2O2 within the cage. The UV/O3 process has been used commercially, particularly in the treatment of clear ground waters. * Courtesy of Bolton Photosciences Inc.,
  24. 24. + Which is Equivalent to Oxygen atom Diatomic molecular oxygen Name Structure Chemical Formula O2 O2 Oxygen Super Oxide Ion - O2 is very reactive with organics- Extra Electron
  25. 25. 0OH 0OH OH- OH- H2O2 The Photocatalytic Process H2O2 vapor H2O2 vapor H2O2 vapor H2O2 vapor H2O2 O2 Hydroxyls 0OH Hydroxides OH- Super Oxides O2 - Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 Ozonide Ions O3 - Ozone O3
  26. 26. ActivePure sends out purifying agents to destroy allergy causing mold, dangerous bacteria, viruses, and VOC’s in the air and on surfaces. Everywhere the air goes! Active Technology 24 hrs. a day
  27. 27. kills Germs on Surfaces like doorknobs, toilets, kitchen counters and cat litter boxes. Active Technology
  28. 28. activTek ActivePure can tackle odors. •Smoke •Pets •Food Active Technology
  29. 29. New Construction and rennovation odors too! •Paint •Glue •Plywood •New Carpet •Chemicals Active Technology
  30. 30.  Ozone is one of natures most powerful oxidizers and is in ALL outdoor environments  Ozone reduces odors and VOC’s including mold, bacteria & virus  Just like Oxygen & other naturally occurring elements Ozone can be Dangerous at High Levels  The last 40 years has shown that too low a level of ozone is also proving to be dangerous  Ozone is proven to be effective even at low levels
  31. 31.  Ionization from needlepoint ionizers and the ionizing effect of RCI precipitates particles, allowing particles to gain sufficient size and be captured by a good quality filter. Testing has shown that good quality filtration improves the particle reduction effectiveness of both Ionization and Photocatalytic Oxidation.
  32. 32. The ONLY Air Purification System to incorporate five Powerful Technologies into one easy-to-use Home unit! RCI, Needlepoint Ionization, “RF Ionizer”, Low-level Ozone, “Away- Mode” Ozone for treatment of unoccupied space, Germicidal UV 1. Proven by independent tests to reduce viruses, bacteria, and mold by up to 99.9% in under 24 hours 2. Actively treats the entire indoor environment by attacking problem areas at the source 3. Certified Space Technology 4. Eliminates offensive odors 5. Reduce the need for odor cover up chemicals and disinfectant chemicals
  33. 33. Commercial & Residential 4 Models: 500 SF – 10,000 SF 2 Voltage options: 120V - 240V  Installs easily into the air conditioning duct INDUCT 2000 Mounting
  34. 34. University Testing
  35. 35. University Testing on RCI Technology __________________________________________________ Kansas State University: Dr. James Marsden, Regents Distinguished Professor Microbial reduction on Surfaces (Mold, Bacteria & Virus) University of Cincinnati: Dr. Sergey Grinshpun, Department Head, Center for Health- Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health Reduction of the Aerosol Particle Concentration Airborne Microbial reduction (Virus)
  36. 36. MRSA
  37. 37. Ozone alone at 50 ppb RCI with Ozone below 20 ppb
  38. 38. Additional Testing: Avian Flu testing (H5N1) Testing conducted by Dr. Jill Bieker Sandia National Laboratory, Spring 2006 100% inactivation in 10 hours Hepatitis A Testing Conducted by Dr. James Marsden Over 99.9% inactivation in 8 hours
  39. 39. 52 Dr. Sergey A. Grinshpun Studied at Odessa University • M.S. degree in Physics, 1982 • Ph.D. in Thermophysics (Aerosol Science), 1987 Department Head: Center for Health-Related Aerosol Studies Department of Environmental Health University of Cincinnati Authored or co-authored 390 scientific publications, including 120+ original articles in peer-reviewed journals, 90 book chapters and full proceeding papers, as well as over180 conference abstracts.
  40. 40. University of Cincinnati Testing
  41. 41. University of Cincinnati Testing Findings Overview Testing included two technologies; Negative Ionization and Photocatalysis (an innovative proprietary Photocatalytic Reactor called Radiant Catalytic Ionization - RCI). Each technology was evaluated independently: • Unipolar Ionization was able to reduce airborne particles from indoor air by up to 100 times over natural decay • RCI was able to inactivate approximately 90% of airborne microorganisms in less than 60 minutes. The microorganisms tested were MS2 Virus and B. Subtilis (used as a surrogate for Anthrax) • Dr. Grinshpun concluded the combination of the two technologies provided a more significant reduction of airborne biocontaminants than either of the two technologies working independently. This conclusion validates the synergistic effect of a multiple technology strategy.
  42. 42. 55 Dr. Lela K. Riley, Ph.D. Studied at Kansas State University and University of Kansas • Ph.D. in Microbiology, 1979 Director: RADIL – Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory University of Missouri Professor, Researcher, Author, and Peer Reviewer Editorial Board Member: Infectious Disease Review
  43. 43. University of Missouri Testing Findings Overview Evaluation of the Efficacy of EcoQuest's Decontamination Systems in Reducing Murine Norovirus Titers, Performed by Dr. Lela Riley, RADIL, Columbia MO, November 18, 2008 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 0 hrs 2 hrs 4 hrs 6 hrs 24 hrs PercentSurvival Stainless steel Carpet Cloth
  44. 44. ◦ Peer reviewed published studies.  Available in EcoQuest Proof Book: English ◦ Studies Available Online ◦ http://www.ecoquestintl.com/dlrdown/websit e_brochures/EQ_UofCinn_TestResults.pdf - http://www.ecoquestintl.com/dlrdown/web site_ brochures/EQ_KSU_TestResults.pdf ◦ Important for Commercial Sales. ◦ Engineers must be able to defend their recommendation. ◦ These studies give the tools to do that. ActivePure Technology
  45. 45. RCI Technology Can make a difference!
  46. 46. The World’s First Sneeze Machine
  47. 47. 78% Reduction 3 feet
  48. 48. So it works in the lab……. What about in the real world?
  49. 49. Used at the Liberty Bell Visitors Center Used in the U.S. Pentagon Products and Technology Over 5,000,000 Purifiers Sold
  50. 50. Pentagon letter after machines were used: “ I witnessed a tremendous improvement in the air quality that they made in the offices” ….after the 9/11 terrorist attacks
  51. 51. Referral Letter from Hospital Sirio Libanesin Sao Paulo, Brazil
  52. 52. Test Data from a home in Central Florida in USA before and after 212mm (9”) in-duct system installation
  53. 53. Before treatment test data evaluated March 28, 2006 Master Bedroom
  54. 54. After treatment test data evaluated June 2, 2006 Master Bedroom
  55. 55. Spores/cu meter Before After  Aspergillus/Penicillium 13,300 80  Cladosporium 1,360 80  Arthrospores >12,000 0 _ Total Fungi >33,100 320  Fibrous Particulate 800 160  Hyphal Fragment 3,120 80  Insect Fragment 400 80  Pollen 80 40 Total Particulate 4,420 360
  56. 56. Background: A light manufacturing plant producing electromagnets for missile guidance systems - Windings are coated by "dipping" in open cans containing varnish with Xylene, among other volatile organic compounds. Problem: High levels of VOC’s in air Solution: Installed three RCI Purifiers. The following are the before and after results.
  57. 57. Before treatment test data evaluated June 29, 2006
  58. 58. After treatment test data evaluated August 21, 2006
  59. 59. VOC’s / µgram cu meter Before After  Ethylbenzine 96K 43K  Xylene (para & meta) 220K 130K  Xylene (Ortho) 52K 27K Total VOC’s 368K 200K
  60. 60. Test Data from Invitro Fertilization Lab in a Large Midwestern Hospital in USA
  61. 61. Two In-Duct 2000’s Installed
  62. 62. HEPA HEPAHEPA HEPA Hospital –Clean Room • Particulate count/m3 measured @ 0.5 um • Typical office 2 -3 million/m3 @ 0.5 um • Before and After 2- 9” PCO Units in A/C ducts Loc Class Before/m3 After/m3 Imp % 01 5 1391.4 77.7 94% 02 5 692.2 21.2 97% 03 5 621.5 7.1 99% 04 5 374.3 7.1 98% 05 6 11,569.1 2,366.1 80% 06 6 22,236.5 332.0 99% 07 7 337,161.9 165,484.6 51% 08 7 249,121.4 153,887.2 38% 09 8 1,614,245.0 334,401.6 79% 10 8 1,304,842.0 373,078.3 71% 11 7 247,614.7 53,614.7 78% 12 7 203,518.4 50,302.2 75% All particle counts were taken in accordance with ISO 14644-1 standards Microbial Colonies - Before & After RCI Location Before After 1- 2 Horizontal Flow Clean Bench 0 0 3- 4 Horizontal Flow Clean Bench 0 0 5- 6 Main Clean Room 14 0 7- 8 Operating Room 9 0 9- 10 Hallway 27 8 11-12 Ante Room 23 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 10 11 12 MainHallway Ante Room Main Clean Room 2822 ft3 8 9 Operating Room ~3200 ft3 std A/C 7 HEPA HEPA Sliding Window- normally open during procedures Supply Air Thru HEPA on ceiling Door Not Sealed
  63. 63. Three points to remember about activTek Environment Conditioning Technology……. 1. Nature based technologies: We clean air indoors like nature cleans the air outdoors using: • Two types of Ionization to reduce particles • UV and a Catalyst to create Oxygen & Hydrogen based friendly oxidizers to reduce microbial contaminants (Photo Catalytic Oxidation) • Low-level ozone to reduce odors 2. The only residential Air Purification Technology and Laundry System recognized by the NASA Space Foundation and awarded Certified Space Technology status 3. The only Air and Surface Purification with validation testing from multiple universities proving the ability to reduce up to 99.99% of Mold, Fungi, Bacteria and Viruses, including MRSA and Avian Bird Flu on surfaces.

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