So we covered death rays and holey carbon, now lets talk about how these two work together with the last component of the APCO In-duct Air Purifier system, titanium dioxide (TiO2). TiO2 is also present in the activated carbon. This is important because as you might expect, if the carbon keeps catching all the VOCs eventually it would run out of room for catching new odors. This is where the TiO2 comes into play. The chemistry for this part gets a little complicated, so we are going to do a bit of hand waving in this post. If you are interested in finding out exactly how catalytic converters work Wikipedia is the place to go.
Basically the TiO2 in the activated carbon uses the energy from the UV light and converts all of those volatile organic compounds into harmless carbon dioxide and water. This means that the only part that ever needs maintenance is replacing the UV lamp about every two years, which is why the rest of the device has a lifetime warranty. Replacing the lamp when needed means that for the rest of your life odors and viruses in any home with the APCO system installed are eliminated. It’s better for your home, better for you, better for your kids, and better for your guests. Who could ask for more? Call us today to get an APCO In-duct Air Purifier system for your home.