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EcoQuest International Awarded Certified Space Technology Status

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 19, 2004) — The Space Foundation announced today that EcoQuest International’s Fresh Air purification product has been officially recognized as a Certified Space Technology. “Fresh Air” by EcoQuest uses technology originally developed in cooperation with NASA to clean the air in spacecraft by removing airborne pathogens. Titanium Dioxide (Ti02), a photo catalytic substance, was discovered to reduce hydrocarbons in enclosed spaces. The Fresh Air product uses a similar application of Ti02 in a UV activated photo catalytic system to effectively purify the air indoors. According to a December ’98 “Wall Street Journal” article, “Carpeting, poorly ventilated fireplaces, mold, bacterial toxins, dust mites . . . an almost endless collection of highly allergenic products have invaded our homes and we have sealed them in with deadly precision.” “People need products like our Fresh Air because they help solve significant problems,” stated Michael Jackson, EcoQuest President. Fresh Air includes technology to show users fan and purification settings, time remaining on the adjustable sanitizer feature, and even recommends routine maintenance or service. The SynAirG5 System incorporates photo catalytic technology to “supercharge” the proven Ecotech process for faster, more effective performance; an included remote control lets you make adjustments or activate the sanitize function from almost anywhere in the room. “EcoQuest has been awarded use of the Certified Space Technology seal because they have effectively applied space-based technology to address the real and growing concern of indoor air pollution and improve the quality of life for people here on Earth,” said Kevin C. Cook, Space Foundation Director of Space Awareness Programs. “The Space Foundation is committed to recognizing and supporting the efforts of companies like EcoQuest,” said Cook. “EcoQuest is the most recent member of our growing list of Space Certification program partners including industry leaders such as Tempur-Pedic Sleep Surfaces, X-1R Advanced Lubricants, and Outlast Phase Change Materials.” About EcoQuest International EcoQuest is dedicated to improving the spaces where people live by providing innovative products and services designed to enhance and improve the quality, safety, convenience, and beauty of living indoors. About The Space Foundation Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Space Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to vigorously advance and support civil, commercial and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation, in cooperation with NASA, established the Space Certification Program and the Space Technology Hall of Fame to recognize innovators who transform technology originally developed for space use into commercial products, to increase public awareness of the benefits of space transfer technology, and to encourage further innovation. For more information about the Space Foundation, the Space Technology Hall of Fame and the Space Certification Program, visit Editor’s note: E-mail [email protected] for product image and logo.