High Intensity PHOCATOX Technology® eradicates airborne and surface organic molecules and micro-organisms including pathogens and bacteria. Our unique process, based on the established and accepted science of photo-catalytic oxidation (PCO), uses a highly advanced form of PCO to produce simultaneous, interrelated forms of oxidation. This multi-phase process utilizes HEPA filtration, Hydroxyl Radicals Production, Purified O3 and H202 Production, Singlet Oxygen and Oxyradical Plasma Production, and Sterilizing Germicidal UVC Radiation, all generated internally in one portable unit, The Biosweep, to produce unparalleled decontamination capabilities on site.
Air comes into the bottom rear of the unit. High intensity germicidal irradiation is lethal to incoming airborne microorganisms, creating peptide bonds within their DNA, preventing them from further replicating. Additional bands of the UV spectrum are also used.
A dense cloud of powerful molecular oxidizers attack bio-particles and rapidly begin breaking the carbon bonds that form their cellular matter. Approximately 70% of the system’s energy goes into creating this powerful sterilizing plasma gas, which includes singlet oxygen, super-oxide, hydrogen peroxide and three oxyradicals: hydroxyl radicals, the atomic oxygen radical, and hydro-peroxide radicals. These agents remain in the chamber.
Purified trivalent oxygen, called ozone, is produced which contributes to oxidization within the chamber and production of more oxyradicals. Bulk ozone and hydrogen peroxide molecules leave the top of the unit to continue their work outside the chamber for another 30-45 minutes before decaying harmlessly back to the natural elements from which they were made.
Special nano-particles coated on the entire inner chamber wall undergo a photo-catalytic reaction driven by the UV energy field. They convert water vapor in the air or feed gas into more hydroxyl radicals projecting from the entire inner surface. The new oxyradicals break up passing organic matter and generate more oxyradicals from the O3 concentration present.