What is an O2 Air Solution and How Does it Work?

What is an O2 Air Solution and How Does it Work?

If you’re like most people, you probably didn’t think much about the air that you’re breathing on a daily basis until the pandemic hit. While airborne pathogens have always existed, the knowledge that disease can be spread via tiny droplets in the air suddenly became a huge focus, raising public awareness around air quality to new levels. The good news is that you don’t have to live in fear of the consequences of breathing contaminated air — there are cutting-edge air purification solutions that can help mitigate risks of airborne illness.

An O2 air solution is an especially effective device for neutralizing airborne contaminants. It can significantly cut down the presence of bacteria, mold spores, and yes, even viruses like COVID-19, which remain suspended in the air in a room.

Read on to learn more about air purification systems and the O2 revolution.

Navigating the world of air purifier devices

This catch-all term refers to a wide range of systems that you can use to improve indoor air quality. Air purification devices can be broken down into two main categories which describe where they are placed and how they function.

  • Whole home air purifiers are static devices which are placed directly into an HVAC unit. They serve as a central air purification system that works for the entire home.
  • Portable air purifiers are mobile units which usually function as both a filter and a fan, and can only work in one room at a time.
  • Mechanical air purifiers push air through a filter to catch contaminants. Some filters are simple, with relatively large holes that are effective at removing larger airborne pollutants. Other mechanical purifiers utilize HEPA filters, which are aimed at trapping tiny pet dander, smoke, and dust particles.
  • Electronic air purifiers utilize filters which emit an electrostatic charge. The charge makes airborne particles cling to plates within the device. This air cleaner may require regular internal wipe-downs.

Other indoor air quality products include devices such as UV air purifiers, which use short-wave ultraviolet light (UV-C light) to zap airborne contaminants, and activated carbon air cleaners.

Meet the O2 air solution

An O2 air solution is a whole home air purifier device that goes far beyond the standard electronic vs. mechanical paradigm. Tadiran’s Air Care O2 system uses patented technology which transforms water particles already present in the air into hydrogen peroxide, a highly effective cleanser.

Hydrogen peroxide is a safe compound that’s present in everything from whitening toothpastes to common antiseptics. Think of it as a secret weapon for your HVAC system – unlike traditional filters which simply trap contaminants, hydrogen peroxide can actually neutralize airborne pathogens like viruses and bacteria.

According to the CDC, hydrogen peroxide creates destructive hydroxyl free radicals which destroy the membrane lipids, DNA, and other essential cell components within airborne contaminants. The government agency classifies hydrogen peroxide as a powerful germicidal, fungicidal, and virucidal compound.

Understanding O2 air purifier technology

Air Care O2 adds an additional O (oxygen) molecule to water (H2O) particles, transforming them into contaminant-zapping hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The technology breaks O2 into two O atoms, which are combined with the H2O (water) molecules​ in the air.

Because Air Care O2 is a plug-and-play solution that fits inside of an existing HVAC unit, the hydrogen peroxide is distributed and recirculated throughout a home via the air conditioning. As opposed to passive filtering technologies, the hydrogen peroxide actively purifies and cleanses the air.

When it comes to hydrogen peroxide, a little bit goes a long way. Air Care O2 creates a small but powerful amount of the compound up to 15ppb, which is a staggering 50 times less than the standard amount approved as safe for human exposure.

In FDA-cleared lab tests, the system has been proven to eliminate viruses, bacteria and mold at up to 99.999%. This dramatic drop in the number of airborne pathogens circulating throughout your home creates meaningful protection for you and your loved ones. Feel free to breathe a sigh of relief!

If you’re interested in learning more about O2 air purifiers, how hydrogen peroxide can neutralize airborne pathogens and bacteria, or for more information about air purifiers, get in touch with us at Tadiran. We’d love to guide you in your search.