The TechniFris Air Steriliser+Ethylene Remover uses the patented LECO Technology invented by Dr. Syriac Joseph Palackal in Germany. Feel free to read up more about the technology by clicking here. Meanwhile, here is a breakdown of what using this technology means for our product:
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TechniFris is the only device that uses photocatalysis using visible light in order to sterilise air. Other alternatives, as shown above, use Biocides or UV light. These have challenges such as high costs, high energy consumption, health risks, high and/or difficult maintenance, and environmental issues.
The only technology available in the Netherlands, that is comparable in terms of safety for humans, uses ozone within a chamber to sterilize air. However, these products use a 4-stage process making them much bulkier in order to have the same capacity. A TechniFris unit of the same size as their smallest size, consumes less than half the amount of energy, can produce 5 times the amount of clean air in the same time, and has a much higher efficiency (99.9999% or log 6 efficiency in TechniFris compared to 70% efficiency in alternatives).
The other comparable technology that also uses photocatalytic oxidation is available only in the US. However, they use UV lamps unlike the visible light from LED bulbs that TechniFris uses. A TechniFris unit of similar dimensions as theirs consumes 1/3rd the amount of energy, is nearly half the weight, produces 15% more clean air, and has a 5 times higher lifespan (2 years vs 10 years). UV lamps also produce more heat which will increase the cooling requirement in the CA storage space, and are more expensive and unsafe to dispose into the environment.