Yes, in 1997, my wife had cancer and she had been through a few cancers already over a period of 25 years and she had 26 surgeries. So she was always in the hospital and she was catching all sorts of infections and I knew that in the hospital they were using ultra-violent for disinfection with their utensils and different things. So I started looking into ultraviolet or some sort of technology that would actually clean the air in a home without sprays or chemicals, as UV would be able to really sterilize the environment that she was in and keep her alive longer. So that's what I had in mind. I bent, the first piece of metal up, made a little square box, riveted it together, put the optics in there and the ballast and got it working and the lamps are made from quartz and so you have different quartz in different clarity of like diamonds.
And so I learned so much that I was able to formulate my own formula and then I would test it and all of a sudden I have really wonderful results or the results got better and better until we had the recipe all figure it out. This is going to work. I can smell it, I can feel it. That's why I pushed it. And, then the next box got to build a bit better. Then I was able to take it down to a sheet metal place, show the guy basically what I wanted. And then they got nicer and more effective.
Think about the days when we didn't wash our clothes and would dry them in dryers. We washed them and hung them out on lines in the sunlight and brought that laundry in. And that wonderful fresh, crisp smell of freshly dried linens and clothes. We lose those in a dryer. When I brought my HGI hydroxyl generating unit home to try it out because I really believe in this technology. I began to feel that and sense that freshness again in the fabrics of my sofas in my drapes. And what it reminded me of was a fresh load of laundry in my house. The discovery of the atmospheric hydroxyl hurt, because of a new word that was coined in vernacular, which was acid rain. The British were really the first to research this. Leeds University was commissioned by the British government to begin looking at it. For instance, they examined how much coal dust was going into the atmosphere and how much sulphuric acid was produced and acid rain was coming down. What they found was that what was going up wasn't equating to what should be coming down. In other words, there was a huge portion of it that was absent. This is termed a chemical sync, so it was syncing into something, but what was taking it apart? They discovered that it was the action of an unknown atmosphere agent at the time called a hydroxyl. And they were quite intrigued by that. So they did chemical breakdowns for how it would break up, Voc's both natural and man-made in the environment, but they couldn't replicate it.
They did analyze and continued to do so. And we do engage them from time to time on research matters. Where research went next was to try to commercialize this phenomenon at Penn State for a number of years. Dr. Kowalski tried to sequence what would be necessary to replicate what the sun does to create atmosphere hydroxyls, but they could not quite get it to where it needed to be. We were the next ones to take up the mantle and to work out how the sequencing had to be so that we could produce commercial amounts. Other organizations have hydroxyl generators, but they generate passive amounts that are not commercially viable. In other words, you couldn't do a sewage plant, wastewater plant or a rendering facility. The types of things bother a community beyond the fence line of that particular factory. That's where we want it to be.
We've evolved over millions of years, plants, animals, and humans to thrive in an environment saturated with natural hydroxyls. They kill the bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew, pollen and other organic materials that accumulate even under natural conditions in our environment that were they not checked and destroyed. The natural environment we live in would be out of balance and you become toxic. That balance doesn't exist in our increasingly insulated and confined indoor spaces, and what HGI has been able to do is bring that capability indoors and afford you that option to recreate that natural fresh air quality, that balance and doors and without that out casting from your carpets, from your fabric. Every time you bring a garment from the dry cleaners, every time your house is cleaned with a whole array of all those sprays and chemicals they accumulate. They are not good for you to breathe in especially hypo chloride from the bleach. If you use that as a cleaning solution, it is actually very dangerous. Hydroxyls indoors would decompose those and restore that natural balance and safety of your air. It also will get rid of the accumulated mold and mildew bacteria that are a consequence of recycling your own air.
It actually came from a couple of employees that came to HGI. John told me about what was going there explaining a little bit about the technology and December of 2009, 2008, excuse me, I was asked to actually take a look at automating some of the hydroxyl generators at that point in time. I came into the facilities to really go through what they had at the time, like I'm going to say it was a little leery, but I did a little background on checking out what a hydroxyl was. You know, I heard some testimonials from the people that I know, but it really wasn't until I went down to a rendering plant and saw this technology working and truly if you've ever been to a rendering plant and how nasty that environment is, looking at just rotting food in these pits and things like that and looking at it and it's kind of a mind game that you're not smelling anything and you're not seeing the flies. You're not seeing the maggots. You're not seeing what you would think and you're just looking at the same straight. I'd have to say once anybody goes down to an environment like especially if they've been to an environment where this technology wasn't working, would make you a believer right there and then.
In the marketplace there's a variety of sensors. Most of them are electro chemical sensors that are used to measure a variety of gases, both, inert and corrosive. These devices were never measured to design and measure necessarily potent oxidizers electric chemical potentials over a one electron volts selectively, so when they respond to oxidizers, they respond to them as a group, so they'll routinely register positive for not only hydroxyls and ozone together, but hydrogen peroxide and hypochlorite bleach and lemon juice and other common oxidizers. It's not to criticize them as devices, it's just that their use is being inappropriately used and trying to selectively measure either ozone or hydroxyls. HGI commissioned an independent survey by Sanxson, environmental toxicology services, a company that is extremely experienced in the use of hydroxyls in the standardization process, and they surveyed vendors of these devices and laboratories that use other analytical methods and in their report to the company. They said there are no commercially available labs or methods that can differentiate between a hydroxyl and ozone so HGI is taking it upon itself to develop new analytical methods to do just that.
The automation includes really a closed loop environment. It actually is sampling the environment and making adjustments to accommodate the Voc's or the particulates that are in the environment. It's adaptively going into that. It's allowing you also to integrate it into a full manufacturing line or environment where you need to be able to forget what's occurring. In other words, especially as we got moved from more of the and into the bacteria kills in environments, we've the lines are now starting to depend on us to do their sanitation as opposed to utilizing chemicals and once you do that, the reliability needs to be increased. Being able to self-diagnose self-correct and to ensure that you're producing the proper amount of hydroxyls based on the production levels. So in other words, we'd be tying into a particular automation system into the particular customer's automation system and being able to predict based on what's coming down the line that we should be ramping up or ramping down or hydroxyl production in order to ensure that we're getting the right coverage.
It has been almost a year since we first met at the International Home Show and you introduced me to the benefits of the Odorox decontamination technology. After almost one year of trialing your product and purchasing equipment, I'm pleased to provide you with an update on our success year to date.
INDOOR POOL RESTORATION PROJECT
During the retiling of our indoor pool last spring we smelled a very nasty odour off-gassing during the excavation process and it was negatively affecting some of the common areas which our tenants use for private parties and other events. After contacting your company, you were able to make a site visit and bring us 3 machines to trial to help mitigate the odour. We placed an Oasis in the common room and used two Boss units in the adjacent hallways and elevator corridor and were able to successfully eliminate the odours in only a few hours. It was amazing and we were able to keep the Oasis in the common room during the restoration project ensuring that our clients had no ill effects from the smells during the entire construction project.
Subsequent to completing the pool project, we were able to successfully remediate odours such as smoke and other unwanted smells by placing your equipment right into the condo units as problems arose. The nice aspect of the technology is that it is safe to place while the unit is occupied yet removes odours such as smoke not only from the air, but from the carpets and walls. This saves us money without having to call in outside contractors to remediate our properties.
Obviously one of our concerns with respect to garbage rooms is both, odour and safety and like any Other property manager, there have been times when unwanted smells have seeped up through the garbage chutes negatively affecting tenants on the first few floors. We placed one of your Boss units into our main garbage area and were amazed that after one or two days that the odours were completely eliminated. The machine has now been operating for 8 months and we have had to do nothing but leave it on site running. There are virtually no electrical costs since the equipment operates on less than 2 amps. Since start-up we have eliminated the need to purchase chemicals and other odour remediation products. The added feature that your equipment also eliminates surface bacteria and air-borne viruses without touching them helps us ensure that no unwanted pathogens find their way from the garbage room to our tenants via the garbage chutes.
I was very skeptical when I first heard about your product line at the Toronto show. Truthfully it is impossible to believe that you can simply plug in a machine and not only get the smells out of the air, but as well walls and ceilings or anything else without touching it. You proved me wrong!
This condominium is a very high end building with some owners paying several million dollars for their suites. After using chemicals and other masking agents to try and protect the expected smells and odours common when dealing with garbage, it is great to finally own a product that is maintenance free, GREEN, and that can be used for many different applications.
Property Manager Brookfield Residential Management Services
Steeles Avenue East
Suite ZOO, Markham
Ontario L3R 1G9 Telephone
(416) 510-8700 Facsimile
On the morning of January 8"' 2010, there had been a fuel oil spill in the parking ramp which is below the Multiband Tower.
The elevator in the middle of the building was creating a vacuum which allowed the smell of fuel oil to spread throughout different locations inside the building. Odorox Air immediately brought over several Odorox Hydroxyl Generators to assist in the odor remediation.
Two of the Boss XL3 units with blowers were placed in the main entrance to the elevator from the parking ramp. The hydroxyl generators reduced a substantial amount of fuel oil odor from rising up the elevator chamber within a few hours. Two Boss XL2 units were placed in several different locations throughout the entire building during the course of 7 days.
Being t here are 10 businesses employing over 300 people in this facility, it was important to use the Odorox'" hydroxyl generators and keep the businesses operating normally.
Building Supervisor MultiBand Tower
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.