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The Differences between Ozone and Hydroxyls

So that's an often asked question. What is the difference between, ozone and the hydroxyl, hydroxyl being less known. So basically the hydroxyl molecule is lighter, slightly lighter than air. Ozone is heavier, and also is challenged wherever there is moisture because it just doesn't have the kinetic energy to punch through a moisture barrier. So anything that's above eight percent, really is challenged. So you really have to dehumidify the air force in order for it to work. Whereas hydroxyls are excelling really good at working in a moist environment and that is usually where you have flood and fire type of environments where it's high moisture. So the higher the moisture content that simply provides more fuel for the hydroxyl reaction. So it is not burdened by that. It can get through the water vapor to attack bacteria, virus, odors, and fungal matter. Well Ozone has the distinction of not being good for the human body in that on the exterior when you inhale it, anything that is above .02 tends to be an irritant to the lungs.

And this is a NASA figure and the slides are available to you and of course the OSHA limits. So the workplace limits here in the United States are at a .01 ppm or slightly less than that. So if it is slightly higher, you will have irritation to the eyes, to the throat and so on. It's just not a pleasant work environment. So we would like to see it as a government mandates at that level or below. Just when it comes to the world of chemistry, which really took after took off after World War Two, since 1945 chemistry has been the way to go. We catch phrase a safety or a better world through chemistry. And so we've come up with a plethora of chemicals to address surfaces and sprays into the air to address microorganisms and so on.

And they'd been used regularly in hospitals and care facilities and in homes since that time. The mechanism of how it works is that you have to spray that area in order to get a two log reduction which is 99 percent. It must, that area must remain saturated for at least 10 minutes. And so you can imagine that it becomes punched into after a period of time and it's very difficult to address your flooring, your walls, your ceiling. That's a lot of chemical. And so the difference between chemistry and using hydroxyl, which is a natural mechanism in the atmosphere, is that, you can run our equipment 24 hours a day. We don't have to wait until the rooms vacant. It addresses surfaces hard such a stainless steel or wood, or tiles, but also soft surfaces like our clothing, our bedding, our curtain, our carpet our draperies.

So it is able to be deployed 24 hours a day. Whereas chemistry cannot be, you can breathe hydroxyls because they occur naturally and at the same amounts that nature produces them, we produce them indoors. Whereas chemistry, you basically have to wait until the rooms are not occupied. So for the first time, we're ahead of that battle. When addressing surfaces we've got a host of chemicals that can, you know, can do that in the marketplace and had been there for, for many, many years. But when you address just the surface area, the air volume is not being addressed and the figures are from a Penn State University that eighty two percent of all illnesses come through our eyes through our nose. So that has to be in the air stream. So if we're looking after the surfaces, what is taking care of that large volume now that was meant to be done outdoors. Hydroxyls exists there. They perform that service tirelessly 24 hours a day. And when we allow for our buildings, we just don't allow that natural structure to enter into a building. And so it's very important that we re-establish that balance. And when we do, it tends to dry up those issues of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the air, as well as your chemicals that are airborne.

Benefits of Odorox Technology, Testimonials from our Customers

Major Canadian Insurance Adjuster takes notice of Hydroxyl Benefits

Recently I've had the chance to see the hydroxyl machines in action in two claims that we worked on together and I have to tell you how impressed I am that these machines actually do what they claim.

First there was the liability claim at the 15,000 square foot office building in Cambridge that was under construction. Our insured was doing some work in the building and accidentally started a small fire. Smoke went throughout the building and since the drywall was all new it had not been sealed or painted yet. Although there was very little soot deposit, odour was the bigger problem. We were faced with the real possibility of having to replace the drywall at a cost well over $150,000. Even to Kilz paint it would have been in excessive of $80,000. There was also an exposure related to income loss if there were delays in the completion of the building.

The hydroxyl machines that you recommended and used on this claim did an amazing job of removing the entire smoke odour to everyone's satisfaction and in a mere seven days and at a cost of under $30,000! The construction workers were even able to continue to work while the machines were running.

The second claim involved a diner inside a local bus terminal. There was a small electrical fire in the storage room. The sprinklers put the fire out but smoke went throughout the storage and kitchen areas. Again odour was the bigger problem once the water clean-up was done. PDS put in a hydroxyl machine for two days to eliminate the smoke odour. A few weeks later I met with our insured who commented that not only did the smoke odour disappear but so had the odour of the grease. He was very pleased with our claims service and PDS.

I certainly will be asking other contractors to use this equipment in other claims involving odours. I'm confident that it works really well and the potential for saving money is huge.

Canadian National Insurance Company

Canadian Insurance Company

We have utilized the ODOROX? machines for almost a year and we are amazed to learn how many different odor problems this machine tackles successfully

Paul Long

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