What is Photocatalysis
Photocatalysis is the natural phenomenon through which a substance uses light energy (natural or artificial) to clean its surface by removing contaminants and harmful compounds. Natural or artificial light encounters the TiO2 particulate and activates it, thus energizing the particle. When activated by air and light, the oxidation process begins, organic and inorganic harmful substances that come in contact with a photocatalytic surface are broken down and transformed into harmless substances. Some of the substances that are broken down are carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, ethanol, benzene, and many more. These substances are turned into gypsum, calcium nitrate, and limestone, which are all safe substances for humans. In the case of hard surfaces, the surface becomes self-cleaning and purifies the air as polluted air passes over the surface. The treated areas are also anti-microbial, as both viral and bacterial bodies cannot exist in that environment.
Imagine being in a hospital or doctor’s office where everyone is sick and people are coughing and sneezing their sickness into the air. Imagine those particles now in the air and you breathing them in. Or imagine living near a busy street where lots of trucks drive by and you are breathing in the harmful exhaust fumes that comes from those trucks. Or if you have asthma or allergies and symptoms are easily brought on by breathing in polluted air that contains smoke, chemical fumes, or pollen.
Now imagine if there was a way to continuously clean that air and those surfaces by just flipping on a light or opening the blinds. What if the walls in the hospital or doctor’s office were able to sanitize the air you were breathing so you weren’t inhaling all the germs from someone coughing or sneezing? What if the walls in your home could clean the air so you didn’t breathe in the exhaust from all the trucks and cars that drive by? And what if your walls could purify the air by removing smoke, chemical fumes, and pollen, alleviating your asthma and allergy symptoms? What if it was as easy as painting your walls?
Activa Coating, when applied to the interior or exterior of homes and buildings, will eliminate airborne toxic pollutants produced by cars, factories, varnishes, glues, etc., reduce the presence of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, etc.) by destroying the substances they feed on, remove dirt from surfaces (ensuring that your walls stay cleaner for longer without washing or repainting), and eliminate odors produced by organic substances present in the air permanently. Creating a healthier environment by providing safer and cleaner air for you and your family to breathe.