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    1. 1. EcoQuest Air Purification Technology1 Allen Johnston Vice President Field Development in Technology
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>IAQ – Indoor Air Quality Issues & Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Air Purification Market Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Solutions - Passive Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Active Technologies – Purifying Natures Way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EcoQuest 20 Year History in Air Purification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RCI, Certified Space Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Validation - University Testing </li></ul><ul><li>RCI Products……. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fresh Air by EcoQuest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DuctwoRx – In-Duct Air Purification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What you need to Know </li></ul>
    3. 3. IAQ Problems <ul><li>Began with the 70’s oil embargo ... energy crisis </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced speeds to 55 mph / Thermostats adjusted to 68 heat & 78 A/C </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stringent construction codes resulted in energy efficient buildings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More synthetic materials used in construction with less air infiltration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Sick Building Syndrome” emerged in the 80’s </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Americans spend 90% of their lives indoors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15 million Americans have asthma (80% increase since 1980) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>28 million Americans suffer from hay fever & allergies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma, and lung cancer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Today the E.P.A., the U.S. House of Representatives & the World Health Organization rank indoor air pollution the </li></ul><ul><li>#1 environmental health problem </li></ul><ul><li>Airborne Biological threats became a concern </li></ul><ul><li>Mold, mildew and their mycotoxins are exposed as a serious health threat </li></ul><ul><li>Airborne staph, pneumonia & MRSA at record high in hospitals </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deadly nosocomial viruses in hospitals with a 55% death rate & over 85,000 deaths per year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No viable solutions available until .. . EcoQuest Intl. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. National Awareness
    5. 5. <ul><li>INDOOR POLLUTION - - It DOES Affect You ! </li></ul><ul><li>EPA TESTED FOR 20 DIFFERENT HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1] 11 CONSISTENTLY FOUND IN ALL HOME LOCATIONS IN 4 STATES </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2] INDOOR EXCEEDED OUTDOOR POLLUTION BY 5 TO 10 TIMES </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FOR EVERY CHEMICAL, IN EVERY SEASON, IN EVERY CITY. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Potential Effects “CAUSED BY” or “AGRAVATED BY” Pollution ! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nervous System Effects Lung Cancer Itchy Eyes Snoring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reproductive Effects Irritability Hyperactivity Dry Throat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular Effects AM Cough Sneezing Allergies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Respiratory Distress Depression Asthma Nausea </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Afternoon Slump Blue Moods Lethargy Nose Bleed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forgetfulness Dizziness Headache Uneasy Sleep </li></ul></ul></ul>Why Me? HOW - - Is all this possible ? * REF : EPA docs - - EPA 402-k-93-007; EPA 402k-95005; EPA 400-r-92-012
    6. 6. ANSWER : Overloaded Immune System Cleaners – Fumes - Paint - Pesticides – Preservatives - Chlorine – Tobacco - Mold - Bacteria - Pollen - Dust - Glues - Building Materials - Dust Mites – Fungi – Furniture - Carpet – Gases - - etc 1000’s <ul><li>Breathed </li></ul><ul><li>Ingested </li></ul><ul><li>Contacted </li></ul><ul><li>Accumulated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over Time </li></ul></ul>POLLUTION & TOXINS RESULT ! <ul><li>People become </li></ul><ul><li>Vulnerable to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dysfunctions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distress </li></ul></ul>Hey, wait for me ! He doesn’t even kn ow we’re here ! Why do I feel so bad?
    7. 7. Just in case you don’t believe me….
    8. 8. Cat Urine Deposits in an XL-15 What’s in your air?
    9. 10. Recent Market Survey Primary reason for purchasing an Air Purifier
    10. 11. Passive Technologies <ul><li>Filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Ionization … </li></ul><ul><li>a misunderstood </li></ul><ul><li>technology </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Air “Cleaners” </li></ul><ul><li>UV Lights … issue with distance from UV bulb and exposure time </li></ul><ul><li>Portable units …small rooms, inefficient, ineffective, & costly to operate </li></ul>
    11. 12. Passive Technologies Common problems… <ul><li>Impossible for ALL the air to get to them! </li></ul><ul><li>Filters & plates become constant source of pollution, high maintenance, & cost </li></ul><ul><li>Filters & plates have limited effect on VOCs, odors, bacteria, viruses, mold & mildew </li></ul><ul><li>How is mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, odors removed on surfaces inside a room? </li></ul><ul><li>UV lights only work on surfaces… </li></ul><ul><li>NOT effectively on moving air! </li></ul><ul><li>Ventilating is extremely expensive & limited in it’s effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>If these methods really worked, </li></ul><ul><li>why is the problem not solved? </li></ul>
    12. 13. A PARTICULATE STUDY It Stays Around For A Long time ! Danish Building Research Denmark - Alireza Afshari Very small particulate is NOT effectively transported by air movement ! These are the “ BAD” guys that ‘ Hang Out” Way Too Long ! Avg Diameter Human Hair Thus, filters have no chance of removing these submicron particles. <ul><li>days </li></ul>0.001 0.51 days 0.1 51 days 0.01 Settlement Time per foot Particulate Diameter um .175 sec 100 1.45 sec 10 6.77 sec 5.0 42 sec 2.0 1.04 hrs 1.0
    13. 14. If the problem were solved, why all these products traded in?
    14. 15. Nature’s Way… …to purify the air we breath <ul><li>Ionization </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Catalytic Oxidation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UV Radiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Level Ozone </li></ul></ul>Automatic, Proactive & Self-regulating!
    15. 16. EcoQuest’s 20 Year History….
    16. 17. 1986: Ozone / Ion Technology <ul><li>Thunderstorm in a Box! </li></ul>
    17. 18. Radiant Catalytic Ionization Technology Then we added the power of the Sun!
    18. 19. Breakthrough Technology “ Radiant Catalytic Ionization” The Science behind the Technology… The RCI Cell
    19. 20. Broad spectrum UVX lamp Quad-metallic Hydrophilic coating $500 per gallon RCI Cell Honeycomb Matrix for maximum surface area
    20. 21. The Lamp … no ordinary UV Bulb! <ul><li>Broad Spectrum High Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>100-300 nm </li></ul><ul><li>25,000 hours = 3 years! </li></ul>RCI UVX
    21. 22. The Catalyst Quad-metallic Catalytic Coating Rhodium, Titanium Dioxide, Silver, Copper <ul><li>Each metal contributes to process: </li></ul><ul><li>Titanium Dioxide forms two highly reactive substances - Hydroxyl Radicals (OH) & Superoxide Ions (O2-1) - both very strong oxidizers </li></ul><ul><li>Rhodium converts Nitric Oxide to Nitrogen and Oxygen </li></ul><ul><li>Silver speeds up the Titanium reactions by up to 3X. Proven to kill bacteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Copper has unique abilities to work with Hydrogen and can improve the functions of Titanium. Also, helps eliminates algae. </li></ul>
    22. 23. The Catalyst Hydrophilic Coating “ Hydrophilic” – means the coating absorbs water vapor (H 2 O) from the air, creating an abundance of Hydrogen and Oxygen for creation of friendly oxidizers Optimum Humidity is 40-60%
    23. 24. <ul><li>University Testing </li></ul><ul><li>_____________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas State University: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. James Marsden, Regents Distinguished Professor </li></ul><ul><li>Microbial reduction on Surfaces (Mold, Bacteria & Virus) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Cincinnati: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Sergey Grinshpun, Department Head, Center for Health-Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction of the Aerosol Particle Concentration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Airborne Microbial reduction (Virus) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Syracuse University (starting September 2006) : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prof. Jianshun Zhang, Director, International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Airborne VOC Reductions in simulated HVAC system </li></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 25. Kansas State University <ul><li>Efficacy of EcoQuest’s Radiant Catalytic Ionization Cell at Reducing Microbial Populations on Surfaces </li></ul><ul><li>_____________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Staphylococcus aureus : 98.5% reduction </li></ul><ul><li>MRSA - Methycillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus : </li></ul><ul><li>99.8% reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Escherichia coli : 98.1% reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Bacillus spp. : 99.38% reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Streptococcus spp. : 96.4% reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Pseudomonas aureuginosa : 99.0% reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Listeria monocytogenes : 99.75% reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Candida albicans : 99.92% reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Stachybotrys chartarum : 99.93% reduction </li></ul>
    25. 28. Significant Comments By Dr James Marsden, Kansas State Univ, 5/31/05 ( Recognized as foremost authority in microbial control ) 1] “The Chinese government uses our ( American- EcoQuest ) RCI & low level ozone ( .02 ppm ) technology to reduce the risk of SARS in subways and buses.” 2] One of the largest cruise ship/ theme park and hotel chains - - achieved a 99.9% reduction of the Norwalk virus . This (EcoQuest) technology is now being employed in their hotel rooms, cruise ships, animal care facilities, ice machines and dumpsters.
    26. 29. Efficacy of EcoQuest’s Fresh Air Unipolar Ionization Reduction of the Aerosol Particle Concentration University of Cincinnati
    27. 30. The product that brings the Thunderstorm in a Box and the Power of the Sun together in one unit <ul><li>Fresh Air </li></ul><ul><li>Our most advanced portable unit </li></ul><ul><li>A unique blend of the 5 patented </li></ul><ul><li>technologies called Synergy 5 ™ </li></ul><ul><li>Not a filter - Active Air Purification </li></ul><ul><li>One unit for entire dwelling space up to 3000 sq ft </li></ul><ul><li>Proven to eliminate most problems </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple rooms at once </li></ul><ul><li>Hand Held Remote Control </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent for central & non-central systems </li></ul>“ Remote Ion” Generator RCI cell
    28. 31. Fresh Air EcoQuest “ Flagship” Air Purifier New “QUAD” RCI Cell
    29. 32. DuctwoRx Commercial & Residential 5 Models: 500 SF – 10,000 SF 2 Voltage options: 120V -240V DuctwoRx Cell 10
    30. 33. What you need to know.. <ul><li>Three points to remember about EcoQuest Air Purification Technology……. </li></ul><ul><li>The only Air Purification Technology which combines up to five nature based technologies to synergistically clean indoor air like nature cleans air outdoors using: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two types of Ionization to reduce particles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UV and a Catalyst to create Oxygen & Hydrogen based friendly oxidizers to reduce microbial contaminants (Photo Catalytic Oxidation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-level ozone to reduce odors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The only residential Air Purification Technology recognized by the NASA Space Foundation and awarded Certified Space Technology status </li></ul><ul><li>The only Air Purification with validation testing from multiple universities proving the ability to reduce up to 99.99% of Particulate, Mold, Fungi, Bacteria and Viruses. </li></ul>