What are hydroxyls?
Hydroxyls (OH) are safe, naturally occurring molecules that are created in our atmosphere when the sun’s ultraviolet rays react with water vapour. They play a critical role in cleaning the earth’s atmosphere and are often referred to as the “detergent” of the atmosphere. They can be utilised to kill bacteria, viruses and mould, and to break down volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chemical fumes, gases, vapours and unpleasant odours.
Through the use of proprietary UV technology, OHAir replicates the natural production of hydroxyls to actively eliminate biological and chemical contaminants.
How it works
The OHAir unit contains a uniquely designed HGU (Hydroxyl Generation Unit) that uses proprietary UV technology to create hydroxyls, which treat the air and surfaces – removing pathogens, odours, mould and volatile compounds.
Hydroxyl technology was first pioneered at NASA for use in the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, and is now used worldwide. The dynamic nature of the hydroxyl molecule results in the destruction of any bacteria and virus it contacts, by penetrating their cell walls.
Portable or fixed systems
OHAir is available as a portable unit, suitable for individual rooms, or as a fixed installation within the air conditioning system for large areas – which works 24/7 to protect your indoor spaces.
The ‘constant stream’ effect of the OHAir unit provides the ongoing generation of hydroxyls, projecting them through the air and onto surfaces in the room – where they ‘seek and destroy’ pathogens such as bacteria and viruses and safely eliminate them.
Removes 99.99% of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from air and surfaces within one hour
The OHAir Hydroxyl technology has been extensively tested against DNA / RNA based viruses (the approach used in FDA approved testing) – demonstrating that OHAir is effective against a full range of viruses, no matter their protective lipid sheaths. These viruses are a surrogate for COVID-19 – making OHAir a fast and effective treatment solution to this virus.
OHAir is the only technology available that can actively reduce the viral contamination in occupied spaces, reducing the risk of cross contamination. The difference being that the air does not need to pass through the unit – it projects safe treatment throughout the entire space.
OHAir technology has also been through FDA’s rigorous safety and efficacy testing where it provided consistent results of > 99.99% reduction in virus, bacteria and mould within 2-3 hours.
Pictured: FDA testing of MS2 virus, a surrogate for COVID-19. The MDU testing showed a level of efficacy of 99% (2 log reduction) in contamination within 15 to 30 minutes – an exceptionally fast treatment rate. Overall the system achieved a 4 -5 log reduction (99.99% and 99.999%) within two hours – far exceeding FDA standards.
Extensive laboratory testing to FDA standards
OHAir incorporates Odorox® technology, which uses a safe and efficient process based on a specially designed ultra-violet globe to mimic the effect of the sun, creating hydroxyls over a large area. It literally cleans the air you’re breathing – and sterilises surfaces to ensure a healthy environment.
OHAir incorporates Odorox® technology, which uses a safe and efficient process based on a specially designed ultra-violet globe to mimic the effect of the sun, creating hydroxyls over a large area. It literally cleans the air you’re breathing – and disinfects surfaces to ensure a healthy environment.
OHAir technology mimics the natural effect of sunlight to produce safe, normally occurring atmospheric hydroxyls which act as natures cleaning agents within our atmosphere.
OHAir technology will eliminate up to 99.99% of harmful bacteria and viruses, including Influenza, E. coli and staphylococcus, as well as destroying mould and eliminating odours. All without using any potentially harmful or toxic chemicals.
An OHAir unit will immediately improve the quality of the air you breathe. OHAir technology ensures the healthiest indoor environment for your employees, customers and family members.
Atmospheric hydroxyls themselves are naturally occurring and non-harmful to humans, plants or animals. OHAir technology uses a tried-and-tested method to produce hydroxyls safely.
OHAir System comparison and specifications
OHAir offers a range of products to suit every application and room size. The Hydroxyl Generation Unit (HGU) has a 12,000 hour lifespan – or approximately 12 month – and is easily replaced with minimal cost or disruption.