airPHX vs Competitors

Other Technologies

airPHX Technology

  • UV-C Treatment- effectiveness limited to pathogens passing through UV-C emission; limited range and ineffective treating around shadows; not cost effective; UV bulb deteriorates; does not remove allergens from air; direct exposure to UV-C light is harmful to people; Over time, DNA/RNA can become resistant to UV-C treatment.

  • Chemicals- (Hydrogen Peroxide, Bleach)- kill pathogens on surfaces; labor intensive to apply; not continuous; potentially corrosive to equipment; does not treat air​

  • HEPA Filtration- moderately effective on dust, pollen, mold spores; does not remove chemical fumes, smoke or odors; organisms captured in filter can breed or reproduce; does not kill pathogens

  • Photocatalytic Oxidation- exposes UV light to a catalyst like titanium dioxide; requires UV light to operate; found to kill pathogens in a laboratory; not cost effective; killing effect limited to what passes through the device; can produce high levels of ozone

  • Ionizers- built around a negative ion generator; removes particles from the air but not from the room (they settle on floors, walls, and furnishing and can be recirculated); produces ozone as a byproduct; does not remove odor; some can provide sterilization but only via high ozone levels

  • Ozone- corrosive to equipment and surfaces: irritates throat and lungs; effective, but only at levels deemed hazardous by EPA

  • Non-corrosive

  • Continuous operation without aggravating people

  • Tested effective against a large number of pathogens

  • Effective on surfaces, air & spaces (treating everywhere that the treated air touches)

  • Long lasting

  • Inexpensive operating costs

  • Kills pathogens

  • Removes VOC's, odors, and smoke

  • Treats 100,000-150,000 cubic feet of air and surfaces