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Odorox PHD Dr. Connie Araps, Natures Most Powerful Oxidants Hydroxyl's

My name is Dr Connie Araps. I have a PhD in organic and a Medicinal Chemistry and I'm currently the chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for HGI industries. In the middle and late 1990's research from the military, universities, the government and atmospheric chemistry reveal that one of nature's most powerful oxidants had been unknown because it was so small and so reactive. But now, they are able with advanced laser technologies, to analyze it and have determined that it was called a hydroxyl free radical. The chemistry is rather simple. It is produced from the interaction to the Sun's UV radiation with oxygen and water vapor and air. And the net effect is to strip off one hydrogen from H2O and end up with Ho with a free electron. That's a very fast acting oxidant and very powerful. And in essence, it's seeking to get back that missing hydrogen atom that was stripped off.

In doing so, it reacts with nearly all of the organic chemicals that make up the polluted air that we breathe. It kills microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew. It restores the balance in nature so that it's safe and healthy to breathe. Without it, our air would essentially be unbreathable. Because it is formed in a very high energy process, it is able to abstract a hydrogen atom from almost any kind of organic chemical. It disrupts the cell membranes of micro-organisms causing them to leak out their fluid in a process called licing. Between these two processes, what you end up doing is oxidizing the volatile organics. These began to come apart like the beads in a string of plastic pearls. The chains get ever shorter and eventually as they continue to react with the hydroxyls you produce carbon dioxide and water from even long chain of hydrocarbons and volatile organics.

When a hydroxyl is formed and with the UV radiation, it results in it being basically stripping a hydrogen atom from water. That OH radical has a high capacity for pulling off another hydrogen from almost anything else. It's oxidized potential is second only to that of an elemental Fluorine. It is such a potent oxidant, so every volatile organic chemical that it comes in contact with that has a free hydrogen atom, will transform itself back into water, and that organic compound then becomes a free radical in its own right. It rapidly reacts with oxygen and begins to decompose like the beads in a plastic string of pearls that keep coming apart until gradually you can oxidize it and completely transform it into carbon dioxide and water. It takes a while, but since this is a continuous process and nature produces between two and 10,000,000 hydroxyl radicals per cubic centimeter on a sunny day, there's plenty of these hydroxyls to interact with the sea of organics we produce naturally and artificially through industrial activity and gradually the air is restored to a natural and safe balance. Now with microorganisms is a slightly different procedure. Their cellular membranes, unlike our skin, are not evolved to be insensitive to hydroxyl radicals and microorganisms. Cell membranes are disrupted. They begin to leak their internal fluids and a process called licing and they're destroyed. We've evolved symbiotically with hydroxyls and all the byproducts that are produced in our atmosphere. And our skin is impervious and our Mucosa is impervious and we actually benefit from having them present. They act as a natural bactericide. These hydroxyls kill bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew. Which is probably what enables us to stay healthy and enjoy the outdoors for a different from the indoor environment. The minute you open a window and expect to get fresh air and what you're really getting is a stream of air that basically has been already a cleansed the hydroxyls.

They react within 50 to a hundred milliseconds with the volatile organics present and there's so much organic load in air that they don't last very long, so if you want hydroxyls and the benefits that they provide outdoors indoors, you have to generate them artificially and that is the observation that was made by HGI about 15 years ago when they realized that they could recreate the balance of nature indoors using high-performance optics in a device that would continually refresh and produce hydroxyls indoors safely and match precisely the concentrations that you would find out doors. The minute you turn the machine off indoors is the same as what happens when the sun sets and hydroxyls cease to be produced. As long as the devices running, there's a continuous creation process for the hydroxyls, they are interacting with the voc's in the chamber of the device where the UV optics occur and they also do so to a certain distance outside. It is this cascade of volatile organic byproducts that are formed that help the process because each successive oxidation product, as in nature, is a little more stable than a hydroxyl would have been and can travel a little further and acts as a free radical oxidizing agent as well. These all get circulated back through the machine and you are constantly destroying and shortening and eliminating these volatile chemicals. So it really is a free radical chain reaction that is quite unique to the hydroxyl as its initiator.

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

PuroClean of Tampa Bay has had the opportunity to work with a hydroxyl generator that we purchased from Tom McArdle. We have used it with fires, mold damage, and smoke odor removal.

The technology has really added to our "tool set" and has worked very successfully to improve the outcomes of our emergency cleanups.

But, even more, it has been a privilege to work with Tom and Michael McArdle. They are tremendously responsive and supportive to our business needs. Time and time again they have gone "over and above" to help us get the job done more quickly with exceptional results. Soon after we purchased our first Odorox generator, we used it in a condo where one of the owners had been a heavy smoker for over 15 years. Unfortunately, the owner had painted over the nicotine stains and the odor on their walls, thereby, locking in the smoke odor. When our one machine could not clean it, Tom and Mike brought 3 more machines to get rid of the smoke odor completely. In addition, they came out daily to the condo to check how it was working and kept following up to see what else they could do.

Both Mike and Tom are exceptional business colleagues. We look forward to working with them, and their technology, long into the future. If any customers would like to contact us to discuss the product in more detail, Ali and I would be happy to speak with potential clients.

Best Regards,

Mary O'Hara President
PuroClean of Tampa Bay
Cell: 727-599-1019

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