Our solutions use sunlight and artificial light to break down contaminants that come into contact with surfaces using a known process as photocatalysis.
Using the energy of light, our solutions decompose naturally organic molecules that make up VOC, NOX and NO, transforming them into inert substances that are not dangerous to health. This also allows our coating products to use light, break down and eliminate pollution, NOX, viruses, bacteria, fungi, from your air and your surfaces.
how does it work?
NATURALLY BREAKING DOWN BACTERIAS & POLLUTION
The air we breathe in urban areas and in our homes contains pollutants gases in different concentrations. The most common gaseous pollutants are carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and ozone. These chemical compounds are produced by different sources, the main man-made source being the burning of fossil fuels.
On the other hand, air contains aerosols. These are heterogeneous mixtures of particles solid or liquid suspended in a gas, such as atmospheric air. Are particles are also viruses or bacteria in suspension, and particulate matter. being breathed in, damage our lungs and cause respiratory problems, irritant effects, inflammatory effects, or carcinogenic effects.
Viruses use bacteria and other cells to reproduce, and they travel through smoke and pollution. Therefore, poor air quality generates a greater proliferation of viruses. This, added to the reproduction of super bacteria resistant to traditional treatments, constitutes a danger to human health.
active surfaces thanks to light
Photocatalysis is a natural phenomenon whereby one molecular species undergoes a photochemical alteration due to the presence of another molecular species that
acts as a photocatalyst. This definition includes photo sensitization, a process in which one molecular species undergoes a photo chemical alteration as a result of an initial absorption of light energy by another molecular species. In nature this happens all the time. It happens for example when plants, thanks to sunlight, transform carbon dioxide into oxygen, or water into glucose.
technology inspired by nature
Our surfaces in contact with light allow the formation of species reactive to oxygen (ROS) such as 05·, H202 and hidroxile. These are capable of transform harmful organic substances into harmless inorganic molecules (such as 1-120 and COZ), reducing viruses. bacteria and super-bacteria in 99% over time.
This photocatalytic effect not only removes air pollution and kills bacterial cells after application. but it continues to break them down actively and continuously. In this way, our photocatalytic coatings sanitize surfaces, and combat & break down pollution and dirt particles.
Thanks to the permanent degradation of the organic molecules that come into contact with the surfaces. these are kept clean and free of pathogens.
combating pathogens 24 / 7
Photocatalytic materials have been found to be more effective than
any other antibacterial agent of conventional use, because the photocatalytic reaction occurs even when there are cells covering the surface and when the multiplication of bacteria is active.
The photocatalytic property of our solutions does not degrade, which is why they are antibacterial 24/7 long term protection. and much more effective than any other temporary effect substance suche as chlorine or alchol.
The antibacterial activity of our products is based on industry standards and experience in photocatalytic effects on bacteria ISO 27447. the results obtained with the Photoactive nanopaint were as follows: antibacterial activity was found with UVA radiation (fluorescent tube light) during 4 hours, an efficiency of 0.75 log (cfu/cm2) was achieved. The great advantage of photo activation is that you do not need to apply harmful chemical solutions, since the coating has continuous activity.
The photocatalytic efficiency of our products has been certified as the best photocatalytic reactivity with light by CIEMAT.