Frequently Asked Questions
Why is AiroClean420 applicable and beneficial for the Cannabis industry?
By consistently improving overall indoor air quality (IAQ) both effectively and cost efficiently throughout your facility, Energy Efficient AiroClean420 is the right solution that will protect your plants from devastating contamination and destruction caused by a variety of fungal diseases. AiroClean420 can be easily integrated or retrofitted into most any room, like; Cloning, Vegetative, Flowering, Drying/Curing, Trim, Infused Product Production and others. AiroClean420 is a safe sustainable option for toxic pesticides and fumigants.
Is AiroClean420 a solution for Infestation Prevention and what types of airborne contaminates will the system eliminate?
Yes, AiroClean420 air sanitizers are a customer proven solution for Infestation Prevention as they completely destroy airborne fungal diseases, like; Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew, Gray Mold/Botrytis, Blight, Bacteria, Viruses, Odors, and VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) like Ethylene Gas.
How does AiroClean420 work?
The patented technology utilizes Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) to destroy harmful airborne microbes. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is the photocatalyst used in the AiroClean420 air sanitizing systems. When this material is irradiated with the photons, from the proprietary UV lights, hydroxyl radicals are formed, which oxidize (reduce to trace elements of carbon dioxide and water) fungal diseases such as Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew, Gray Mold/Botrytis, Blight, Bacteria, Viruses, Odors, and VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) adsorbed on the catalyst surface. AiroClean420 air sanitization systems produce no ozone and are not a filtering system.
Is AiroClean420 Safe?
Yes – AiroClean420 is listed as an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Class II Medical Device as well as being CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) approved. Thus, AiroClean420 is completely user friendly and environmentally safe.
Do the systems produce Ozone?
No, not only do the systems not PRODUCE ozone, but they REMOVE ozone by converting it to oxygen.
How long has AiroClean420 been in commercial usage and what types of industries are utilizing AiroClean420 to improve and protect their Indoor Air Quality?
AiroClean420 first gained commercial acceptance within the Food and Beverage Industries during 2002. Since then thousands of units have been successfully placed in Perishable Cold Storage rooms, Food Processors, Wineries, Food Banks, Retail Supermarkets, Distribution Centers, Bakeries, Clean Rooms, Labs, Health Care, US Military, Residential Applications, and most recently the Cannabis Industry.
What makes AiroClean420 air sanitizers different from other air cleaners?
Two distinct features separate AiroClean420 air sanitizers from other competitors. First, it is not a filtering system. The technology is based on immediate destruction of airborne contaminates – not trapping or collecting them in a filter. Second, many other air cleaners and sanitizers produce some type of Ozone, 03, Activated Oxygen, etc that is emitted into the air, though many are disguised as ionizers or other terms. AiroClean420 air sanitizers do not produce any ozone and are they completely destroy the pathogens that pass through a Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) chamber.
Does the AiroClean420 system emit any light while turned on?
No – the unit does not emit any light. Additionally, the small On/Off Power Indicator light is a safe green glow.
What makes this Photocatalytic Oxidation technology different than others on the market?
Other attempts at using Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) coated materials that claim oxidation or pathogen destruction have proven ineffective because of slow oxidation efficiency. The intended catalysts in these cases are either not photocatalytically active and/or delaminate (or split into thin layers) easily. The patented AiroClean420 technology utilizes a nano particle science to make a titanium oxide membrane that is photocatalytically active, which also binds to the applied surface(s) without delaminating. Nanotechnology comprises technological developments on the nanometer scale, usually 0.1 to 100 nm, or ten thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair.
Is AiroClean420 Energy Efficient?
Yes, AiroClean420 was designed to be extremely energy efficient. In fact, our ACS-50 model uses less than 2 amps of power (at 110 volts).
What maintenance is required?
The only maintenance required is annual replacement of the proprietary UV lamps.
Are there any filters to replace?
AiroClean420 air sanitizers are not a filtering system and there are no filter media to replace.
Does the catalyst have to be replaced?
Since the catalyst is non-depleting (is not used up) and self cleaning (a process called mineralization) in the photocatalytic reaction the catalyst will last for the life of the air sanitizer. The catalyst material simply causes the reaction but is not chemically oxidized.
Where are the AiroClean420 Systems installed?
The systems can be installed either on your facility’s walls or ceiling. The units are very easy to install – you simple attach the supplied mounting bracket to the wall or ceiling – then connect the AiroClean420 unit to the installed bracket.