Second Wind uses ultaviolet germicidal light, filtration and a patented photo-catalytic process to disinfect mold, bacteria, infectious disease, and decrease volatile organic compounds in the air system.
Ultraviolet germicidal light (UV-C) is a wavelength of light in the 254 nm range that is effective in mold, bacteria and virus control. UV-C has been used since 1936 in many different applications, notably: water treatment, hospitals, laboratories, aquariums, meat packing plants, dairies, and more.
The photo-catalytic oxidation process in Second Wind Air Purifiers is created using high energy ultraviolet light and a catalyst. When the ultraviolet light shines on the catalyst a reaction takes place and releases an oxygen and hydrogen molecule, called hydroxyl radicals. These hydroxyl radicals aid in the reduction of odors, fumes, and gas phase contaminates.