NH -- (Market Wire - Jan 10, 2005) -- The NanoBreeze®
Room Air Purifier from NanoTwin Technologies, Inc. uses
photocatalytic nanotechnology to clean and purify the
air inside your home. EPA reports that a growing body
of scientific evidence indicates that the air within
homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted
than the outdoor air. People spend approximately 90
percent of their time indoors. The risks to personal
health are greater due to air pollution indoors than
outdoors. According to EPA, "Indoor air pollution
is one risk that you can do something about."
NanoBreeze Room Air Purifier is a lightweight home
appliance that decomposes the harmful gases from fuel
or tobacco smoke, airborne germs or allergens, odors
from mildew or trash, and the fumes from plastics,
finishes, perfumes and cleaners. The product oxidizes
both volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and bioaerosols.
are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids
and many can cause adverse health effects. Concentrations
of many VOCs can be up to ten times higher indoors
than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by tobacco smoke,
fuels, plastics, solvents and fragrances. A bioaerosol
is a microscopic-size powder or droplet of biological
origin suspended in air. Frequently encountered bioaerosols
include molds, bacteria, viruses, pollens, and pet
involves the use of man-made materials so small; they
are measured on the scale of a nanometer. Titanium
dioxide (TiO2) crystals, only 40 nanometers in size,
form a molecular machine powered by light. TiO2 is
a semiconductor charged by ultraviolet photons. When
these nanoparticles are charged, they produce free
radicals which convert organic pollutants to carbon
dioxide and water. The process is known as oxidation
by photocatalysis, from combining the Greek words
for light and dissolve.
NanoBreeze Room Air Purifier has no filters to replace
or collecting plates to clean and produces no ozone.
HEPA filters capture rather than oxidize airborne
contaminants. Carbon filters are needed to capture
gases. The filters need to be replaced, which imposes
a high cost of ownership. Electronic air purifiers
include ionizers and ozone generators. Ionizers charge
large dust particles which either deposit on room
surfaces or are collected on metal plates that need
to be cleaned frequently. Ionizers do not remove gases
or odors and may produce ozone. The oxidation power
of ozone is not as powerful an oxidant as photocatalytic
TiO2. Ozone is considered toxic and can aggravate
asthma. The EPA does not recommend using ozone generators
within occupied indoor spaces.
NanoBreeze Room Air Purifier produces no eye or skin
exposure hazards from ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet
air purifiers use Germicidal type UVC radiation to
kill germs by destroying their DNA. UVC radiation
is hazardous to all living things. Germicidal UV air
purifiers do not remove gases and can also produce
ozone. The NanoBreeze Room Air Purifier uses a patented
UVA light tube. The outside of the tube features a
fiberglass wrapping that has been coated with a nanometer
thin layer of photocatalytic TiO2, which absorbs all
ultraviolet emissions from the lamp.
NanoBreeze Room Air Purifier is listed with ETL for
the United States and Canada. The air circulated by
the NanoBreeze is cleaned by reduction and oxidation.
The product can be purchased on-line at http://www.nanotwin.com.
Free shipping is available to customers in the U.S.
Technologies, Inc. is recently formed corporation
focused on a simple goal, new and exciting products
to improve the everyday environment of the 21st century.
Our team is dedicated to providing "nanotechnology
for clean living." NanoBreeze is a registered
trademark of NanoTwin Technologies, Inc.
more information visit http://www.nanotwin.com or
Kevin F. Carr
Chief Operating Officer
NanoTwin Technologies, Inc.
PO Box 87
Salem, NH 03079