Hydro-Peroxide for Indoor Air Quality!
A new advanced Oxidation Technology utilizing “Ionized Hydro-Peroxide” is brought to the HVAC industry for indoor Air Quality!
By Dr. James Marsden, Ronald G. Fink and Walter B. Ellis
Oxidation is technically defined as the losing or the giving up of an electron. It can involve very complex reactions between molecules and the oxidizers that are produced. For this article we will keep it simple and only look at some of the interactions between oxygen molecules and the different substances that they may contact.
Controlled oxidation is an excellent way to destroy organics such as odors, viruses, bacteria, VOC’s and mold. Unfortunately, uncontrolled oxidation can also destroy living tissue.
Fire is an example of rapid oxidation. Rust is an example of slow oxidation. As in many things, too much of a good thing can be dangerous. Some oxidizers are classified as “friendly”; which means when these oxidizers react they revert to water, hydrogen, or oxygen. Friendly oxidizers are always
oxygen based. They include hydroxyl radicals, low level ozone, hydrogen peroxide, and oxygen.