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Posted: February 3, 2008
HVAC Air Purification Company Introduces Nanotechnology Air Duct UV Purifiers
(Nanowerk News) Orland Park, Illinois based CaluTech UV Lights today released its new Patent Pending line of ventilation mounted HVAC UV air purifiers (http://www.calutech.com/oxycat.htm). The new version of the CaluTech's ultraviolet light air purification systems effectively sterilize passing air in the air ducts as it is circulated through the homes an average 40 to 75 times per day when heating or air conditioning is in use, or when the HVAC system's fan is manually turned on. In addition these UV air sterilizing systems keep cooling coils clean, killing mold and bacteria on condenser coils that are commonly infested with these pathogens that later become airborne, traveling through air ducts and into rooms. Those with allergies have noticed overnight results from the use of the CaluTech UV air products. The product effectively eliminates living organisms such as airborne viruses, bacteria and mold including the common flu virus, and even MRSA & Tuberculosis. Now with the addition of the "OxyCat Sleeve" these UV light air purifiers have a second method of air purification, among the most advanced.
Similar to its predecessor, Snapcat, the new technology is geared towards the reduction of chemicals in the home, commonly called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), through a process known as Photocatalytic oxidation, similar to photosynthesis in plants or a catalytic converter on an automobile, by absorbing compounds and gases such as carbon monoxide and converting them into carbon dioxide. By using a Patent Pending UV & heat safe sleeve, transparent to light, as a catalyst CaluTech has successfully developed what is believed to be the most advanced ultraviolet germicidal disinfection system ever made available for the HVAC industry and the do-it-yourself homeowner.
Although the process of Photocatalytic oxidation is not new technology, this new method is highly advanced in the air purification field. Traditionally a catalyst is placed near UV light which activates its coating, a UV reactive semi-conductor. CaluTech's method creates a larger reaction to the old method by attaching a light transparent sleeve around the UV light source where the photocatalyst is directly exposed, as close to the UV light source as it possibly can be, yet allowing the UV light to pass through. In addition, the sleeve literally insulates the UV bulb which keeps it at an optimal operating temperature, even under colder temperatures caused by the use of air conditioning. More information about the process and its benefits can be obtained from their 'Online Shop' which allows orders to be placed 24 hours a day.
CaluTech's business is booming. The company started out in a garage almost 10 years ago. It has since grown tremendously and is quickly becoming not only a household name, but a brand used by HVAC service contractors across America and Canada. Even the United Nations headquarters in New York chose CaluTech's UV products dating back to 2004. Sales revenue for the company has increased by over 400% since inception. Competitors of its UV product line have taken notice due to lost sales of their popular name brand products as CaluTech's growth continues. Today the UV product distribution has reached global proportions, where the Company's product can be found in several countries overseas.
The company has posted customer feedback on its Website where testimonials of praise are listed, from consumers across America to the Federal Government. Additionally, colleges and universities are using the UV products manufactured by the company for classroom education and testing, including the University of Dublin (Ireland), the University of Colorado and the University of Minnesota, among others. Their Blue UV air purifier series are certified to U.S. and Canadian electrical safety standards allowing consumers to buy with confidence, and worry free. Each system is manufactured under the guidelines of an ISO quality system and are known to have the longest manufacturer warranty periods available in the HVAC air cleaning technology business. Every UV air purifier is shipped with a do it yourself kit, allowing an average 10 minute installation in a common home HVAC system.
With the introduction of OxyCat the privately held Illinois Corporation is expected to surpass growth projections. Recently named a contractor for the United States Department of Defense, the company sees strong sales forecasts for the future. In addition, the company has recently expanded its operations in Canada and partnered with Toronto, Canada based Green Earth Nano Sciences (GENS) as the supplier of one of the catalyst formula's ingredients used in the new OxyCat Sleeve. (CaluTech Labs still makes its own formula for Snapcat, the original photocatalyst for UV). In other company news CaluTech acquired Beyond Air UV Light Devices at the end of the 2007 tax year. Beyond Air UV Light Devices is a supplier of private label HVAC air sterilization systems for the HVAC service industry. CaluTech plans to expand the Beyond Air UV line in the fall of this year and submit the product line for FDA medical device approval.