OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY ISSUES
What We Don’t Know but Should Know
about the Air We Breathe –
Part 5 - What
are the Major Differences between the Technologies?
out of this world.
The science behind the RCITM
technology was originally developed for the critical needs and
challenges found in space exploration. NASA refers to the product of
this process as "the purest air on the planet", and it is the only air
purification technology in the entire solar system to have won the
prestigious Certified Space TechnologyTM
it is used to insure the health and safety not only of our astronauts
in the space station, but also of our naval personnel on
America’s nuclear subs.
space, there's no second chance if you get it
wrong, especially in the quality of the air.
both instances, we would all agree, breathing doesn't get a second
chance if the air becomes fouled. With RCITM
technology, it's the germs, not the people, who don't get a second
chance. Now THAT is PRO-ACTIVE!!!
indoor air quality, active air purification is more than just a little
unique. It is absolutely off the charts. How much so was begun to be
realized with the discovery of an unanticipated phenomenon during
Triple-Pro-active Technology is so effective at cleansing treated air
space of particulates that it actually created somewhat of a problem.
In all the thousands of models of air filters and air cleaning devices
that have ever been tested, not one had ever encountered a similar
difficulty, because no other technology had ever gotten the air so free
of particulates as the active purification technology behind RCITM.
Not one. Not one time.
to Test for Purity?
air quality, there are at least two major factors —
the relative freedom of particulates (dirt) in the air and
the relative lack of germs in the air.
Historical air testing for purity requires finding dirt (particulates)
in the air and checking the health and vitality of the germs living on
or in the dirt.
standard testing protocol, if the dirt (particulates) happen to test
relatively germ free or the germs are not very healthy, the air is
declared to be fairly pure – even though it took
the presence of dirt in the air in order to make that determination.
Sounds a bit silly and circular. So much for yesterday's technology and
its understanding of the problem.
But it gets even funnier. We have the Best
Available Today's Technology
efficiently removes the dirt (particulates) from the air so that there
is nothing in the air to capture on which to measure the health and
vitality of germs. Yesterday's science says, “Since we can't
find any dirt to check for germs (it’s too CLEAN), we cannot
certify how pure (germ free) your air is.”
another way, it sounds like this. “The air has to be
sufficiently dirty in order to find enough dirt in the air in order to
measure the germs on the dirt in order to certify how relatively pure
the less than clean dirty air is.” And so far, in the absence
of any dirt to give them something to test, no private or governmental
agency has been successful in designing a protocol to test the actual
purity of RCI'sTM
treated non-particulate-laden air.
to do? What to do?
would dictate that in the absence of particulates, any
viable pathogens are left without a transport mechanism by which to
enter our private air spaces. That has to be a positive
factor in the overall indoor air quality.
is it enough? Knowing that we can't test the
“purity” of the air by means of the old methods and
definitions, we set out to test the effectiveness of the technology
with no other alternatives, what we can do and have done at this point
is to smear live cultures of some really nasty germs on stainless steel
surfaces in a laboratory, turn on our equipment, and see if any of the
culture colonies survive what RCITM
does to germs. While the test itself may be a bit
unconventional, the results are mouth-droppingly compelling.
off, we went after some pretty infamous bacteria -- fellas like Staphylococcus aureus,
MRSA (the antibiotic resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus that is
wreaking havoc in our hospitals), E.
chartarum (black mold), etc., mean guys with ugly names
and bad reputations. Within surprisingly short periods of time, kill
rates on the pathogen samples were averaging well above 99% and some
spiked as high as 100%. The response of the test team was so positive
over those results that the technology was later tested against some
equally challenging viruses as well. Kill rates were similar, even
against tested strains of hepatitis and the dreaded Avian flu (100%
All that can be officially extrapolated at this point is that, if
pathogens are being killed wherever they may be hiding on horizontal or
vertical surfaces, there will be a virtual absence of pathogens in or
out of the air within any airspace or wall cavity where this RCITM
Five-way Technology has been employed. So, the assumption is logically
made, and the anecdotal evidence seems to support the fact, that the
air must be mighty fresh and pure since we are not breathing dirt, and
germs can't live or grow in our RCITM purified air.
here to see the same results which amazed us!
Rates vs. Kill Rates.
laboratory as well as practical terms, there is a HUGE difference
between a kill rate
of 99 to 100% with RCITM
and the maximum HEPA figures — as respectable as they seem to
be — of 99.97% of filtration
of particles larger than a certain size which
happen to pass through the filtering device.
active technology is going after unwanted
bacteria, viruses, spores, and germs – even if they are
nowhere near the air purifier – and destroying them where
they rest as well as where they hide.
is no chance for a mistake, spill, or reinfection from a collection of
pathogens in a filter which must then be properly handled and disposed.
same thing that RCITM
does to particulates and germs it does also to smoke, dust, and
sources of odors.
oxidized by RCITM,
an odor source is no longer in decay and is therefore rendered neutral,
harmless, and odor free – without toxic sprays and
ineffective (and possibly hazardous) deodorant cover ups. Likewise, RCITM
goes to work on the chemical off gassings of VOC's, which are also
neutralized and rendered harmless. Where smoke, animal odors,
decomposition odors, body odors, garbage odors, etc., rendered an air
space uncomfortable or uninhabitable, Active Purification TechnologyTM
seeks out the offending sources of those odors, and its full
sanitization can restore the indoor air quality to a fresh, clean,
pleasant condition while SurfaceGuardTM
Technology makes it safe again, killing the odor-causing germs on the
surfaces inside the space.
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out the videos
An introduction to indoor air
What Don't We Know?
The problem is worse than we realize.
What Do We Need to Know?
Sorting out the info and charting
a course to follow.
What are We Breathing?
guests we receive every time we breathe.
body’s “hit list” of alien invaders.
bacteria, viruses, and germs which reproduce in the human body
have odors for a reason,
Can the problem be corrected rather than merely masked or covered up?
possibly drowning in a toxic soup?
Is what we see dangerous?
And is what we don't see
perhaps more dangerous than what we do see?
Which Technology Works the Best?
Are the technologies pretty
much equal, or is their a large disparity among them?
1. Passive Technology.
The pollution finds the solution.
(Or so we hope!)
The solution finds the pollution -
even where it is hiding!
a. Stage One -- Dual
Ionization (Particulate Removal)
Stage Two -- Quad
Stage Three -- Advanced
Combo Effect -- The
Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts.
3. Major Differences.
Things that are not the same
are not equal.
a. Literally out of this
The technology which produces
"the purest air on the planet"
actually comes from
out of this world.
b. Overall Air Purity.
By what standard do
you certify the actual purity of air?
c. Too Clean to Test for Purity?
"Without dirt in the air,
we cannot tell you
how pure the air is."
Does that strike anybody as odd?
Where's the Dirt?
(Where is Clara Peller
when you need her?)
e. What to do?
can see that it’s clean except the career bureaucrats.
f. Where are the Germs?
Hint: One place they are not
"Blowin' in the Wind".
g. Filtration rates vs. Kill
In the war against pathogens,
would you like your germs
captured and contained
or killed "graveyard dead"?
same thing that RCITM
particulates and germs it does also to smoke, dust, and sources of
F. What IAQ
issues must be considered and addressed?
Head to head comparison of the technologies - very revealing.
Are there medical considerations?
Obligatory disclaimers and the practical realities of what happens when
a sick body can actually catch its breath.
Are there legal and other considerations?
What happens if we just
ignore the problem or fail to investigate it fully?
When is Timing an Issue?
the mold or other air quality problem doesn't seem to be spreading or
getting any worse, so we really have to pay it any attention?