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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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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Fresh Air for our Fresh Start

By Angira Bharadwaj Small bars and restaurants across NSW that don’t have access to outdoors spaces are investing thousands into new ventilation technology to keep their venues and customers safe. Led by the Spirit and Cocktail Association and Independent Bars Association, hospitality owners are buying air purifiers that use technology originally pioneered by NASA for…

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CSIRO Hydroxyl Hunters

With the focus of this year’s World Environment Day on air pollution, what do we know about the ability of the atmosphere to actually clean itself? To find out, an international team of Antarctic scientists spent a hundred days at one of the snowiest places on earth to collect old air trapped in deep ice.…

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NASA – Detergent-like Molecule Recycles Itself in Atmosphere

by Ellen Gray The hydroxyl (OH) radical—a molecule made up of one hydrogen atom and one oxygen atom with a free (unpaired) electron—is one of the most reactive gases in the atmosphere. It acts like a detergent in the air, breaking down other gases. In particular, OH is the main check on the concentration of methane,…

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Nature’s Most Powerful Oxidants – The Atmospheric Hydroxyl

A hydroxyl free radical is created from ambient water and multi-frequency UV. Hydroxyls react with almost all organic chemicals that make up the polluted air that we breathe and kills micro organisms like bacteria, moulds, viruses and allergens. Hydroxyls restore the balance in Nature’s air so that is it safe and healthy to breathe. Without…

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Differences in UV Air Purification Systems

By Marty Slepkov Better understand the differences between the common use of single UV wave-length frequency as compared to the way ODOROX® hydroxyl generator technology has incorporated proprietary multi wave-length frequencies to effect change at a distance.

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