How it works?

How it works?

Understanding PURETi Core Technology: Ultra Violet Photocatalysis (UV-PCO)

There is a continuous interplay of two forces in nature—organic matter gets created and organic matter is broken up or decomposed.Photosynthesis is the natural process of light energy hitting plants and triggering the creation of organic matter. Plants combine light energy from the sun, hydrogen from water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen from ground fertilizer to create the organic molecules of life.

Photocatalysis is a form of photosynthesis that actually reverses plant based photosynthesis. It’s a natural process whereby light energy hits a mineral and triggers a chemical process that results in the breakdown or decomposition of organic matter. UV-PCO (ultra violet photocatalysis) is a technology that accelerates the natural decomposition of organic matter.

By definition, la fotocatálisis is the acceleration of a photoreaction in the presence of a catalyst. A catalyst is a substance that accelerates or accelerates a chemical reaction without being consumed in that chemical reaction. For example, in catalytic converters used in automobiles, platinum accelerates the chemical decomposition of the exhaust into harmless gases and platinum is not consumed in the process. In UV-PCO, energy from sunlight or fluorescent lamps activates a mineral called anatase titanium dioxide (TiO2) and accelerates the natural chemical decomposition of organic molecules such as dirt, foul material and VOCs. The TIO2 is not used in the process, so the UV-PCO process can continue to break down organic molecules over and over again until only harmless gas remains.

There are four basic components that must be present for UV-PCO to break down organic matter proactively and continuously: TiO2, light, water vapour (always present in air as moisture) and air flow.