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 utilises PCO technology based on visible light to sterilise air. Other alternatives, as shown above, use Biocides or UV light. These have challenges such as health risks, high costs, high energy consumption, a requirement of trained personnel to operate, 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 made for similar size of storage space (approx. 450 cu.m.) as theirs, consumes less than half the amount of energy, is 90% smaller in size, and has a much higher efficiency (99.9999% or log 6 efficiency in TechniFris compared to 70% efficiency).
Other comparable technology that uses photocatalytic oxidation are available in the US and UK. However, they are based on UVC light and UV lamps, unlike visible light from LED bulbs used in TechniFris. A TechniFris unit made for similar size of storage space (approx. 450 cu.m.) as theirs consumes 1/5th the amount of energy, is nearly half the weight, and requires much lesser maintenance. UV lamps also produce more heat which will increase the cooling requirement in the CA storage space, are more expensive, and are unsafe to dispose into the environment.