White unit with silver/gray side trim.
Background: We all know that we feel better, breathe better in the open air, by the seaside or high on a mountain. The disinfection characteristics of open air were known to Louis Pasteur over 150 years ago when he began to develop vaccination. The cleansing effect was assumed to be from sunlight. In the 1960s, research proved that bacteria and viruses are killed in the open air, as rapidly at night as during the day. Scientists called the effect the Open Air Factor and they proved that it was created by naturally occurring materials. As the threat of biological attack waned so did funding for the research. A dedicated group of scientists and engineers continued the work. They proved that this unknown factor, that doesn't exist in enclosed spaces, is the key to not only cleaning the fresh air, but a key part of our immune system's protection against infection. And they proved that the Open Air Factor is the hydroxyl radical, OH.
The Hydroxyl Radical
Hydroxyl radicals are generated in a number of reactions essential to life. In the body, hydroxyl radicals are produced by cells to kill invading pathogens as an essential part of the body's natural defense systems.
In the open air, hydroxyl radicals are produced by the reaction of ozone and olefins, the natural scents of flowers and plants. Often called "nature's disinfectant", the hydroxyl radical is an essential part of the cleaning and disinfection action of the air. The hydroxyl radical is a transient piece of energy: it has a life of less than a millionth of a second. However, if it reacts with molecules in, for instance, a bacterium or a virus, that reaction will in turn produce more hydroxyl radicals.
The effect is known as a cascade. What it means is that if a room, or office, or any enclosed space, is filled with bacteria and viruses, the low level output of the AirVaccine 015+ is effective in disinfecting that room. But, once cleaned, the low level of output of the machine remains entirely safe ... just like the open air.
Filtration versus Disinfection
Traditional air filter systems collect bigger particles in the filter, smaller particles pass through. They aren't able to kill viruses or bacteria. When humidity increases to certain level, traditional filters can become a culture ground of pollutants unless regularly replaced. Air Vaccine does not remove or trap fine dust particles. This machine's focus is to eliminate airborne and surface pathogens including mold spores and dust mites, VOCs, and odors.
How it Works
The key of Air Vaccine is an apparatus providing safe and effective volume of OH radicals to an indoor environment. The OH released into the air from the Air Vaccine operates by attacking the particles (both airborne and on the surfaces) at the molecular level, irrespective of the particle size. In addition to viruses and bacteria, it eliminates fungus, spores, mold and dust mites.
Air Vaccine (OH radical) kills them by the mechanism of cell lysing (deactivating), resulting in damage to nucleic acids, structural and functional properties in capsid proteins enveloping microbes in the air and surfaces, for example by abstraction of a hydrogen atom.
In other words, hydroxyl radicals attack the porous cell walls of bacteria and viruses which destroys them through the process known as cell lysing. Human, animal and plant cells are "designed" to be in the sunlight and have cell walls that are less porous and are not harmed by atmospheric hydroxyl radicals.
How do I know it works? Years of testing in independent laboratories have shown that the AirVaccine 015+ will kill 99.999% of bacteria or viruses in a room in less than one hour.
Odor Removal: Air Vaccine produces OH which help to remove any odors -- VOCs, ammonia, toluene, formaldehyde, light amines, sulfur, smoke, washroom odors.
24 Hour Operation: The AirVaccine015+ operates continuously to provide the maximum benefits.
Large Space Coverage: The AirVaccine015+ is designed for use in any room or enclosed space, from rooms as small as 10 square metres up to area as large as 100 square metres (roughly 100 ft² up to 1000 ft²).
Proven Technology: The AirVaccine015+ adopts the UK military/defense designed technology, which is chosen to protect secondary infection in hospitals among advanced countries.
Safe Technology: The AirVaccine015+ poses no hazard to people or animals. The output of the AirVaccine015+ is carefully designed to provide an atmosphere that is as safe and as healthy as that found by the seaside on a sunny day, or on a mountain surrounded by wild flowers or pine trees.
Does this unit damage the helpful bacteria we need? No. The helpful bacteria we need for our digestive system are called anaerobes: they exist in places without oxygen. Harmful infectious bacteria and viruses float through the air we breathe; they need oxygen to survive and it is these organisms that the hydroxyl radical produced by AirVaccine015+ kills.
Refills: The AirVaccine015+ switches itself off when the cartridge is exhausted, simply replace the cartridge with a new one and switch the machine back on. A warning buzzer sounds as the time for replacement of the refill cartridge approaches. With 24-hour usage, the refill cartridge should be replaced every two months.
Technical Specs: Power consumption is 2.4 watts, and noise level is maximum 35dB. Size 345 mm (Width) x 136 mm (Length) x 241 mm (Height). Weight 1.42 Kg.
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