NOT A FILTER, NOT JUST UV LIGHT; PathoControl systems create photocatalytic oxidation, which is deadly to viruses and other pathogens
Photocatalytic oxidation is a proven technology for air purification and disinfection. Proximity UV light alone can be used to kill pathogen cells and microorganisms by damaging cell walls as well as compromising cell DNA.
PathoControl systems magnify this bactericidal UV activity by employing a Titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalyst, via unique reactor pads, in-line with the air purifying process. Our reactor pads are manufactured by Air Scrubbers International Environmental Technologies Incorporated (ASIET).
Scientific studies demonstrate the positive efficacy of the air purifying technologies used within all PathoControl systems. We have synthesized these technologies into a manageable, attainable product built for your home or office. We invite you to read more.
For study, an anti-bacterial and anti-viral colloid was examined for effectiveness on the Corona virus and anti-bacterial activity with the e-coli and the salmonella choleraesuis. The formulation tested was proven to have high anti-bacterial activity. Corona virus is an RNA virus and assumed to cause SARS. It causes epidemic diseases in the respiratory and digestive organs of the mammals and birds. In another anti-viral activity test of the formulation against PEDV and TGEV, the test suggested nearly perfect anti-viral activities to the corona virus even when diluted by a factor of 102 or 103.
When the formulation is contacted with virus, bacteria and fungi, it could adversely affect the cellular metabolism and the inhibit cell growth; it can suppress the respiration, the basal metabolism of the electron transfer system, and the transport of substrate in the microbial cell membrane. This inhibits the multiplication and growth of virus, bacteria and fungi. Finally, the nanocomposite formulation penetrates into the microbial cell membrane (of the microbe) and thus destroys the organic structure of the microbial cell, which results in the death of the microbe.
Source: Revue Roumaine de Chimie, 2006, 51(11), 1121–1129