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Radiant Catalytic Ionization Air & Water Purification

Vollara air purification products use a variation of technology originally developed in cooperation with NASA to remove airborne pathogens.

The original technology was applied to plant growth experiments on the International Space Station. One of the challenges was that plants naturally release Ethylene gas as they grow. This gas builds up in enclosed spaces causing plants and fruit to mature and ripen prematurely; it even accelerates decay.

Researchers at the NASA Commercial Space Center at the University of Wisconsin found that ultra-thin layers of titanium dioxide exposed to ultraviolet light converted ethylene into carbon dioxide and water -- substances that are good for plants.

Subsequently, NASA researchers developed a coating technology to design an ethylene scrubber. This first-generation ethylene scrubber was used effectively inside a plant-growth unit, which grew potato plants during a space shuttle mission in 1995.

Scientists have continued to refine this technology for applications including further plant experimentation aboard the International Space Station.

People spend more and more time indoors. Unfortunately studies show that the air inside our homes, schools and offices can be far more polluted that the air outside. Vollara offers a solution. Easy to use, effective, and convenient, Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) air purification products by Vollara offer remarkable innovation in air purification technology.

Products such as FreshAir, Fresh Air To Go, LaundryPure and a range of commercial air purification units use Vollara RCI technology to help create healthier indoor environments in virtually any home or business.

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