Safety of long-term exposure to hydroxyl radicals

Around the 1990s, NASA researchers generated hydroxyl radicals and other superoxides to prevent organic compounds accumulating on the spacecraft during space missions[1].  Since then, the interest in safety and efficacy of these molecules against Volatile Organic Compounds -VOCs-, bacteria and viruses has grown steadly. Air purifier device complies, according to the evaluation carried out by…

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Hydroxyls vs Ozone for odour control

The Science Hydroxyl radicals (·OH) are created naturally in the atmosphere when the sun’s ultraviolet rays react with water vapor (H2O) and oxygen (O2). They rapidly decompose chemicals in the air and are often referred to as “nature’s broom” because of their crucial role in helping to keep the Earth’s atmosphere clear of harmful organic and inorganic compounds. Hydroxyls work primarily by abstracting hydrogen atoms, thereby dismantling the molecular structure of odours and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In…

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How does HQAir work?

HQAir offers a simple solution to sanitise any internal space, air and surfaces within the area. Utilising standalone or existing air delivery systems, such as air-conditioning ducts, HQAir works 24/7 to kill germs and bacteria safely and with 99.99% effectiveness. Utilising nature’s own sanitisers, a combination of ions and hydroxyls, the HQAir process works in two ways to sanitise…

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How indoor air quality affects asthma in schools—and how to control it

Marie Bannister – Airthings Asthma in education is a growing problem. How can you control the condition and make sure indoor air quality in your educational buildings has a positive effect on the health of students and staff? In this blog: How does asthma affect health? Why is asthma important for schools and educational institutions?…

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Little Miracles childcare group

Hydroxyl technology within childcare group Little Miracles was founded by Rob & Susanna Bateman in 2004 in Central Coast NSW, it now has 10 centres with an eleventh under construction. At Little Miracles, Every child is completely unique and full of untapped potential. At Little Miracles we love seeing each and every child in our care…

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