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.
Benefits of Odorox Technology, Testimonials from our Customers
Dear Odorox Air Technologies,
I would like to thank you for introducing our hotel to your green technology for odor elimination. Traditionally I am very skeptical and not impressed easily when it comes to new technologies that claim to do so many wonderful things. Well, I can tell you that the job your Odorox machines have done removing odor on our smoking floor/hallways, guest rooms, ballrooms, and common areas has made me one of your strongest supporters. We set your machines up in a desired area and go about the rest of our daily duties. When we return a short time later the space smells fresh and revitalized and your Odorox machine is ready for its next challenge.
As the Director of Housekeeping at a very busy Hilton in Parsippany New Jersey I am regularly confronted with various odor challenges. Just recently we started refinishing our bathtubs in all of our guest rooms. We know from past experience that this process can create a strong chemical small that can make our guests and staff uncomfortable. Equipped with your machine I am happy to report these nuisance odors are things of the past.
Keeping our property smelling great is a key component to keeping our customers satisfied with the Hilton experience. I would like to thank Odorox for making my job just a little bit easier.
Head of Housekeeping Services
One Hilton Court, Parsippany, NJ 07054 Direct Line: 973 267 7373
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Reservations: www.hilton.com or 1-800-HILTONS
I wanted to thank you personally for the opportunity to trial the Hydroxyl Unit for our Assisted Living Centers.
As you know we are a retirement residence that assists with physically and cognitive impairment of senior citizens.
We found your unit to be of tremendous use especially with the consistent smells associated with bladder problems.
Your machine was very useful for sanitizing our air in all (common) areas including lounges and dining room. Our home was able to keep flu outbreaks at a very non existent level. We put the machine into resident's room- who were showing signs of illness- and with in a couple of days all signs were diminished.
Thank you all for keeping our air healthy and wishing you much success
Lakeshore Place Retirement Residence
Lakeshore Place Retirement
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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.