09.03.2021 : Posted in Commercial Air Purification and tagged Air Purification, Food Bank Air Purification, PCO, Photocatalytic Oxidation, Photocatalytic Oxidation Air Purifiers, Safe PCO
Photocatalytic Oxidation, or PCO, is the air purification technology that’s used in every single KesAir product to scrub the air of harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Developed for use in the controlled, enclosed spaces of the International Space Station, PCO is a process that produces no harmful emissions – and you can use it to protect your entire food storage or processing facility.
We’ve adapted this powerful purification technology for use in all kinds of spaces – and it has proven extremely effective in eliminating bacteria, viruses, and other threats like ethylene gas in food storage, all without producing any harmful emissions like ozone. Even better, the entire KesAir lineup consists of FDA Class II listed medical devices – certified safe for use in some of the most sensitive environments. With recorded proof of effectiveness, PCO offers a safe solution to premature spoilage and other problems in food storage – protecting products and employees alike.
Citrus Warehouse PCO Study Results
Not only is Airocide in operation for thousands of customers in North America, our technology can be found all over the globe. For example, a study conducted in the refrigerated citrus warehouse of a produce wholesaler in Valencia, Spain revealed the effectiveness of the Airocide system in reducing mold spores. Two Airocide ACS-100 units were used to purify the air in a 43,400 ft3 warehouse containing oranges. Air samples were taken twice over a seven day period, once at the beginning to establish a baseline for the airborne mold in the facility without Airocide, and once after 7 days with the two units active and on.
After 7 days at a temperature of 54°F, the Airocide PCO air purification system had eliminated 79% of the airborne mold in the refrigerated warehouse. More details on this study are available here on our website, and along with a variety of other studies on our PCO technology, it shows that Airocide effectively reduces those pathogenic threats that contribute to premature spoilage and mold in food storage.
PCO Purification for a Variety of Industries
Wineries, dairies, produce wholesalers, grocery stores, and cold storage facilities all use Airocide to protect their products. KES customers from local food banks to Del Monte Fresh Produce and Whole Foods Market are happy to let us know how well their units are working with real-world results. A broad variety of unit sizes allow us to create PCO air purification systems to fit any application, and they’re even safe enough to use in your back offices.
Find the Right PCO System for Your Facility
Launching the creation of a safe, effective PCO air purification system for your facility is as simple as reaching out to KES for a free facility proposal. We can work to determine which unit is right for your unique application, and how you can effectively use PCO to reduce viruses, mold, bacteria, ethylene, and more in your facility. Reach out for a proposal today, and start protecting your bottom line with PCO technology from KesAir.