What is BonAir Continuous Infection Control Technology (CIMR)?
At the heart of BonAir Infection Control Technology is a Photo Catalytic process that produces gaseous hydrogen peroxide. The technology is effective against microbes both in the air and on surfaces because the hydrogen peroxide molecules have both localized positive and negative charges; they are literally drawn to viruses and bacteria by electrostatic attraction. It works by creating 0.02 parts per million (ppm) of hydrogen peroxide gas from the oxygen and humidity already in the air. The hydrogen peroxide gas is then supplied to the areas where it diffuses everywhere that air travels, disinfecting microbes in places that other technologies can’t even reach.
For example, the gaseous hydrogen peroxide first sanitizes the air ducts, then sanitizes the air and exposed surfaces, and over time diffuses into every crack and crevice that air can penetrate, disinfecting microbes in places that other processes or wipe downs and chemical disinfectants cannot reach. BonAir Infection Control Technology can inactivate and reduce the viability of microorganisms greater than 95% in as little as 2 hours.
What is the advantage of using BonAir Infection Control Technology?
Massive cost avoidance
Lower cost of prevention
Lower cost of remediation or sanitization
Rapid return on investment
Reduces the risk of spreading or cross contaminating people or building
Low up-front cost compared to other chemicals and systems
24 hour protection
Stabilization of areas before remediation can begin
Low maintenance; replace cell or light every 3 years
Better indoor air quality for workers and clients
Less absenteeism from workers
What does BonAir Infection Control Technology do?
Advantages of the BonAir Infection Control Technology include:
Stabilization - Rapid Response By Attacking Organic Viruses, Bacteria & Mold (Ex. Lamar University & Spindletop Museum) after catastrophic events
Sanitization - Purifying and Eliminating Contaminants Without Major Demolition
Prevention - Prevents the Reestablishment of Mold, Bacteria & Viruses - 24 hour protection
Odorless and Eco-friendly
Healthcare-Associated Infections, March 18-22, 2010. (Background: The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian is an 766-bed tertiary care facility. The Cardiac Thoracic Intensive Critical Care (CTICU) consists of 2 units: CT10 & CT11, each with 10 beds and similar populations. In 7/2008, the BonAir Infection Control Technology was installed in CT11. This technology continuously disinfects viruses, bacteria, mold, and other fungi by producing 0.02 ppm of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) gas from oxygen and water vapor in the air.)
Is BonAir Infection Control Technology Safe?
Yes, 0.02 ppm of hydrogen peroxide gas is just one fiftieth of the amount that OSHA tells us is safe throughout a standard workday. The hydrogen peroxide gas concentration is also self-controlling. (This was also tested by Dr. Marsden at Kansas State University). If hydrogen peroxide gas increases above 0.02 ppm, it starts reacting with itself until the concentrate drops back down to 0.02 ppm. BonAir Infection Control Technology Units actually produce much higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide gas immediately around the units themselves, but the hydrogen peroxide gas reacts with itself so fast that the concentration drops to 0.02 ppm within about an inch of the unit. Also, when hydrogen peroxide gas reacts with itself, it breaks down into non-toxic oxygen and water vapor.
How can such a small amount possibly be effective?
Are You Sure BonAir Infection Control Technology is Safe For Long Term Use?
Yes, 0.02 ppm of hydrogen peroxide gas is just one fiftieth of the amount that OSHA tells us is safe throughout a standard workday. Air containing 0.02 ppm of hydrogen peroxide gas is also safer than outside air containing 0.04 ppm to 0.08 ppm ozone, a much stronger oxidizer. As an added benefit hydrogen peroxide gas helps to control the amount of ozone in incoming air when installed in air intakes.
Can BonAir Infection Control Technology help with high ozone levels in our air?
In areas with high ozone levels, BonAir Infection Control Technology Units can be placed in the air intakes, as air is brought in from outside, hydrogen peroxide gas will react with the ozone to produce oxygen and water vapor, bringing the ozone concentration down to 0.02 ppm in the incoming air.
What does the air treated by BonAir Infection Control Technology smell like?
It is odorless. At 0.02 ppm, hydrogen peroxide gas is undetectable by the human nose, so BonAir Infection Control Technology Units do not produce a smell. BonAir Infection Control Technology will, however, eliminate some smells by disinfecting molds, mildew, and other microbes that produce smells. As smell-producing microbes are disinfected, they will stop producing new odors, and old odors produced before the disinfection will dissipate over time.
I’ve heard about other hydrogen peroxide systems in the past. Don’t they have limitations?
drawn to microbes by electrostatic attraction. This makes a much, much smaller amount of hydrogen peroxide gas much, much, more effective and lets us provide you with an effective infection control technology that can be safely used in occupied spaces.
What types of BonAir Infection Control Technology units are in production?
room heating and cooling units, or purchased in portable stand-alone units. When users of BonAirInfection Control Technology reported that it was killing the black
mold in their homes and that absenteeism in their preschools dropped by 70%, three
studies were undertaken.
Do you have proof?
In all cases our systems were successful in the Stabilization and Remediation cleanup of the buildings.
Where has this technology been implemented successfully?
This technology has been successfully implemented in research and educational institutions such as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Lamar University and the Texas Educational System. Furthermore, it has been implemented with proven results in governmental institutions such as US Military Facilities (US Army, US Air Force & US Navy), US Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA & many others.
What are the advantages of this technology over other existing technologies in use?
BonAir offers a different approach to sanitation and purification, the CIMR Technology preemptively seeks and destroys microbes, bacteria, viruses and mold by using the moisture and oxygen in the air. This technology is also safe to use in occupied areas and works continuously, this means you receive 24/7 protection without vacating premises. Other technologies rely on filters which are a passive solution, ozone which is harmful or toxic chemicals that can cause irritation of the eyes and skin.
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Do I have to refill the device with hydrogen peroxide or any other chemical?
No, BonAir devices use a photocatalytic component installed in the device to ionize molecules as they pass through the device which requires no refills or chemicals.