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Bio-Oxygen Europe – Editor’s Choice Awards Finalist

Bio-Oxygen Europe NominationBio-Oxygen Europe has been nominated and become an Editor’s Choice Awards Finalist at the UK Food Processing Awards 2017.

These awards are attended by the UK’s elite food producers nationwide.

The winner will be announced at the Food Processing Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 19th October in Coventry, UK.

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Breathing Difficulties

Breathing difficulties caused by contaminated air inside office buildings can cause a range of medical respiratory problems.

Many people have breathing difficulties and other medical problems. Some of these medical problems such as a blocked nose or constant sniffles or have a cough they can’t seem to shake as well as have difficulty breathing. These sympmtoms can be brought on when breathing air- conditioned air. This is very common in office buildings and can often be attributed to Sick Building Syndrome.

The super fresh and super clean Oxygen Cluster Air clears the breathing passages and enables better breathing. Affected workers like coming to work because they can breathe better at work than even outside.

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Smoking Rooms

Will cigarette ash in air conditioned smoking rooms be removed by the Bio-Oxygen process?

remove cigarette particles bio oxygenIt is imperative to get the correct filter to remove cigarette ask from your smoking area. Cigarette Ash Particles are up to 0.10 micron in size so your filter must be able to handle particles of this size.

If you are removing cigarette ask from a smoking room and your return air filter is 0.30 micron, then the 0.10 micron cigarette ash particles will directly pass through. As a consequence, cigarette ash particles will build-up in the room and will become visible as dust haze.

For effective removal of airborne Cigarette Ash Particles, Air Filters should be used that are certified to remove minimum 40% of 0.10 micron particles in  a single pass.

Standard F5 Grade Air Filters are only designed to remove 0.30 micron particles, leaving the 0.10 micron Cigarette Ash Particles to pass through straight through. If a designer or customer installs the incorrect F5 grade filters in a smoking room, the resulting dust haze produced is a direct result and responsibility lies with the designer and customer.

We take safety and health very seriously and this is why Bio-Oxygen can nominate effective manufacturers of 0.10 micron Cigarette Ash Filters.

Non-Smoking Rooms

For Non-Smoking rooms, for the removal of ordinary Particulates and Dust, 0.10 micron filters should be used. This is because they are  certified to remove minimum 20% of 0.10 micron particles in one pass and this is ideal for a healthy environment.

The 0.10 micron filters are very good for desert areas because it removes 0.10 micron dust particles. These dust particles are responsible for breathing difficulties. Standard F5 filters are too coarse because they only remove particles larger than 0.30 micron and therefore 0.10 dust particles will settles inside the building.

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Bio-Oxygen to Exhibit at HVAC in Europe

HVAC 2016 is the only show in the UK dedicated to heating, ventilation & air conditioning.

This show attracts a vast amount of industry professionals including HVAC installers, engineers, contractors, specifiers and architects. UK construction week attracts businesses to show off the latest technology.

See our dedicated page on the show’s website:

http://www.ukconstructionweek.com/hvac/whats-on/exhibitor-stories/439-bio-oxygen-s-game-changer

Organisers are also pleased to announce that HVAC 2016 will host the official European launch of pioneering air treatment company Bio-Oxygen. The company will be showcasing its air sterilisation system, which guarantees odour free results along with 99 per cent elimination of viruses and bacteria. Clink link below to read the full story:

http://www.ukconstructionweek.com/news/exhibitor-stories/670-hot-new-products-at-hvac-2017

See more details about our exhibit here:

http://www.ukconstructionweek.com/hvac/exhibitors/exhibitor/58542-bio-oxygen-europe?back=true

Located in hall 4, this show will unite all the key players within the HVAC industry offering an array of features for trade visitors to benefit from throughout the three days.

From the educational HVAC hub to the installer advice centre for all professionals, visitors can look to get inspired from key seminars, CPD hubs, advice centres, networking opportunities and hold exclusive consultations with key exhibitors and network with industry peers under one roof.

hvac-banner - Bio-Oxygen

 

Opening times:

Tuesday 18th October: 10:00 – 17.00
Wednesday 19th October: 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday 20th October: 10:00 – 17:00

Pricing:
Trade FREE (18-20 October are the trade only dates)
(This is a trade event please note that children and students under 16 will not be permitted access into the venue)

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Microorganisms and Microbes

bacteriaA majority of this planets living material is made up of microorganisms and microbes. Microorganisms, also known as microbes, are microscopic, single celled organisms. Made from either a single cell (unicellular), cell clusters or multiple cells, these relatively complex organisms help the earths ecosystem to function.

Each type of microorganism is unique in the way it moves and reproduces. Most microorganisms are essential to the breakdown of organic materials (decomposition) and producing the planet’s oxygen. They are also known for keeping the health of humans and animals.

There are 7 types of microorganisms and microbes:

1. Bacteria: Bacteria are unicellular and exist in 4 shapes: rod shape, sphere, spiral and curved. They can exist in the presence of oxygen or without. Bacteria make their own food by using the energy of light from the sun as well as from chemical reactions or consuming other organisms, such as decaying life.

 

2. Archea:

Archaea can survive in the harshest of environments such as those that are incredibly salty, in extreme cold temperatures, extreme hot temperatures and some can produce methane. They absorb sunlight with their membrane pigment, which then reacts with light to produce an energy molecule known as adenosine triphosphate. They also use energy sources such as like hydrogen gas, carbon dioxide, and sulphur.

3. Protozoa: Protozoa are quite complex unicellular who have developed specialised structures to gain nourishment. They make up the largest group of organisms on the planet in terms of biomass, diversity and sheer numbers. They use various methods to obtain locomotion, with some even producing tiny hairs to obtain movement.

 

4. Algae:

Algae are also known as cyanobacteria and are multicellular. They obtain nourishment via photosynthesis and live in many environments such as water and sewerage plants, rocks and also in damp soil. They product oxygen, which is used by other organisms. It is thought that these bacterial are where todays land based plants have their origins.

5. Fungi:

Or mushrooms, moulds and yeasts are multicellular. They get their nutrients from absorbing organic material decomposing in their environment. They also form harmful relationships with their hosts, forming tubes to help absorb more material. They release spores to reproduce.

6. Viruses:

Viruses are not considered to be living, as they are non-cellular and are surrounded by a coat of protein. They can only reproduce outside a host cell and are unable to metabolise on their own. Viruses usually infest prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells which causes disease.

7.Parasites

(multi cellular animals known as helminths): parasites, which are known as helminths are multicellular and eukaryotic and consist of worms that are either round or flat. They are usually large enough to be seen without a microscope once they have matured.

 

Bchytridiomycota fungusacteria, Fungus, Yeast, Mould & Mildew Spores, Virus and Protozoa are removed by our  Bio-Oxygen Process.

microorganisms and microbes can be present in many environments. Oxygen Clusters contain 1 – 4 extra electrons and when an organism is engulfed by Clusters of Oxygen then the body of the organism constitutes the Earth Point or lower potential against which all the surrounding Oxygen Clusters discharge their surplus electrons in a rapid short circuit discharge, same as a capacitor discharges its electrons against a lower potential. The organism is continually bombarded with electrons from all sides and when the surplus electrons of one Oxygen Cluster are exhausted another cluster takes its place until the organism eventually dies from hundreds or thousands of electron shots. Organisms can develop immunity to disinfectants but there is no immunity to electron shots.

Organisms with Soft Cell Wall

Most organisms have a soft cell wall. The organism is continually bombarded with electron shots. The electron shots puncture the soft cell wall and, as a result, the organism dies. Organisms with a soft cell wall are the easiest organisms to kill. The anti-biotic resistant MRSA organism, Staphylococcus Aureus, has a soft cell wall and is one of the easiest organisms to kill with the Bio-Oxygen Process.

Organisms with Tough Cell Wall

Spores have a tough cell wall. In order to kill Spores, they would have to be boiled in a pressure cooker for 2 hours at 120 C. Boiling at 100C for hours does not kill Spores. Spores are continually bombarded with electron shots until the cell wall is punctured or cracked and, as a result, the Spore dies.

Organisms with Hard Cell

Wall Some organisms have a Hard Cell Wall. The hard cell wall is continually bombarded with electron shots until the cell wall is punctured or Bacteria is a microorganismcracked and, as a result, the organism dies.

Organisms with Lipid Envelope

Some organisms have a lipid envelope. Lipids are fats and are very easily oxidised and once the lipid envelope is oxidised, the organism is exposed and dies.

Anaerobic Bacteria

Anaerobic Bacteria live in an environment devoid of oxygen and to anaerobic bacteria even ordinary oxygen is toxic. When anaerobic bacteria is engulfed by clusters of oxygen composed of 100% pure oxygen and is bombarded with electrons shots, it quickly dies.

Inside a bacteria microorganismAerobic Bacteria

Aerobic Bacteria live in normal air containing 21% oxygen, however, when aerobic bacteria is engulfed in clusters of oxygen composed of 100% pure oxygen and is continually bombarded with electron shots, it quickly dies.

How long does it take to kill a Micro-organism?

(A) The speed with which an organism is killed depends mainly on the size of the organism. The larger the organism, obviously the more electron shots it can take and the smaller the organism, the less electron shots it can take. Viruses are the smallest organisms and can only take a few electron shots. Most other organisms like Bacteria, Fungus, Yeast, Mould, Mildew etc are 100 – 1000 times larger than Viruses and therefore can take much more electron shots. On a time scale, Viruses are killed in seconds whilst all other organisms are killed in minutes.

(B) The length of time also depends on whether the organism has a soft, tough or hard cell wall because it takes time for the electron shots to puncture or crack a tough or hard cell wall. Don’t forget that it takes minimum 2 hours in a pressure cooker at 120 C to kill spores and it can take just as long for the Oxygen Clusters to kill spores at ambient temperature, without boiling.

microorganisms and microbes are essential for the health of the planet, but can also become a nuisance. The Bio-Oxygen process can control these microorganisms and microbes to keep the air and environment healthy.

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Sick Building Syndrome

symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome are usually nonspecific

Sick Building Syndrome is a term used to describe a number of symptoms experienced by people who work or live in a building. The symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome are usually nonspecific and are usually accompanied by a general feeling of ill health. In a work environment, staff who are continuously unwell are absent from work more often and the syndrome represents a major occupational hazard.

The sick building syndrome describes a situation where no apparent cause for the continued illness of a specific group of people can be explained or identified. Complainants could be from all parts of the building or they can be from specific localised clusters. Health conditions suffered by the claimants are as follows:

Common Symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome

Headaches, reports of feeling dizzy, nausea, irritation of the eye, nose or throat possibly accompanied by a hoarse voice, a dry cough, skin conditions such as dryness or itchiness, difficulty in concentrating, fatigue, sensitivity to odours, inflammation of allergies, influenza and common cold symptoms, increased reports of asthma attacks and changes in personality (mental). Pregnancy problems and miscarriages have also been reported in sick buildings.

Although some neurotoxins can remain in the body, for the most part suffers of Sick Building Syndrome often report relief from their symptoms shortly after exiting the location.

Legionnaire’s disease is another disease which has been known to originate in the cooling towers of buildings. The same organism which Office buildingcauses legionnaires disease is also responsible for Pontiac fever. Humidifiers which have been contaminated with microorganisms have spread disease by humans breathing in the water droplets. Once infected, conditions such as respiratory infections as well as asthma and extrinsic allergic elveolitis, sometimes referred to as Monday Fever have been noted.

What causes Sick Building Syndrome?

It is thought that sick building syndrome is caused by chemical contaminants such as pollutants from outdoors being pumped inside the building. Also if the car park is not adequately ventilated, chemicals can leech in. Car parks produce formaldehyde, radon, lead paint, dust or asbestos which can enter the building through intake vents.

Pollutants originating from within the building have also been pinpointed as being responsible for sick buildings. Contaminants known for irritation are volatile organic compounds such as new carpets or upholstery and adhesives used in construction. Pesticides and other cleaning chemicals, combustion chemicals from stoves and heaters as well as personal deodorants and synthetic fragrances can also irritate.

Pollutants which can come from biological contaminants can also contribute to sick building. Fungus, moulds, pollen, viruses and bacteria all breed in water that is stagnant. Bird droppings are also host to a number of bacteria. Fever, chills, muscle aches, pains, a tight chest and cough are all symptoms stemming from biological contaminants.

Healthy Air

If a building has a lot of occupants, the spread of disease (particularly airborne diseases) can spread more rapidly. This is made worse with ineffectively sanitised air conditioner systems. Ventilation is an important consideration to avoid indoor air pollution.

Healthy air has an excess of Negative over Positive Ions. As the air in a building is re-circulated and is pumped through the ducting system, the friction of the air flowing through the ducts destroys Negative Ions. The destruction of negative ions results in an excess of Positive Ions.

Negative Ions are healthy whilst Positive Ions are detrimental to good healthbio-oxygen process cleans air in sick buildings. As the Positive Ions increase, people in hermetically sealed buildings begin to get tired, lose concentration and become irritable. The Oxygen Clusters produced by the Bio-Oxygen Process reduce excessive Positive Ions and Sick Building Syndrome. This is because they inject clouds of Electrons into the supply air, which counteract the Positive Ions. Further to this, Bio-Oxygen freshens and invigorates the room air.

Clean, fresh air can alleviate tiredness and restore loss of concentration in workers working long hours. Tired people can’t concentrate and therefore are more likely to make mistakes. Mistakes cost time and money to correct and reflects badly on your company’s image.

Breathing Difficulties

Many people have a constantly blocked nose or constant sniffles. This can contribute to a constant cough and difficulty breathing, which can be made worse when a person is breathing air-conditioned air. The super fresh and super clean Oxygen Cluster Air clears the breathing passages which enables better breathing. Workers who suffer from these ailments, usually report significant improvement and they begin enjoying coming to work.

 

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Air Purification

Air purifiers remove mould spores from the airAir purification is a primary service from Bio-Oxygen. Our range of products clean and sterilise the air in your building or business. Our Bio-Oxygen systems are installed in some of the world’s most prestigious buildings. Our air purifiers have a number of functions, primarily being keeping air conditioning systems functioning with clean air.

Air Purification

Air purifiers remove contaminants from the air within any enclosed space. Those spaces could be a room, an office, an apartment, a shop or an entire building. Air purifiers are known to be beneficial for allergy sufferers as well as those with asthma. Air purification is also efficient at removing cigarette smoke from the air.

There are many types of air purifiers on the market, however we believe our process is far more efficient and much cleaner.

Common Allergens

Common allergens such as Dust, pollen, pet dander, mould spores, and dust mite faeces can trigger allergies. Those sensitive to these triggers can experience breathing difficulties and shortness of breath. Also Sick Building Syndrome has been shown to produce these same health complaints.

Unintentional exposure to allergens can bring on episodes of sickness to people who have sensitivities. Air purifiers are becoming more sophisticated and can capture DNA damaging particulates, bacteria and viruses.

How the Bio-Oxygen Process Eliminates Mould Spores and Other Contaminants

The Bio Oxygen process is a highly efficient way to removed dangerous contaminants from the air we breathe. Our process cleans air inside the air conditioning unit, providing clean and sterilised air for inhabitants of any building, home or office. You can see how the Bio-Oxygen process works by watching the video on this page.

We have solutions for commercial cooking kitchens, water sewerage plants, food processing plants as well as cigarette smoke removal. See the customer solutions page for more information. Also feel free to contact us so that we can answer your inquiry in person.

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Air Sterilisation

Using effective air sterilisation techniques is important in the prevention of infections. This is especially true in health care settings. There are a number of articles published which document improper air sterilisation. It is imperative to use appropriate techniques which sterilise the air in order to prevent the spread of disease.

Air Sterilisation for Hospitals and Healthcare Establishments

Inside a healthcare establishment, the air carries significant amounts of particulate matter, spores, virus, bacteria as well as volatile organic compounds. The volatile organic compounds are emitted by the furniture finish as well as the use of some cleaning solutions. Dust, dander and other pollen can be transported into the building on the clothes and skin of workers and patients.

Fumes and gasses can also be found contaminating inside air, which can easily infect patients after being transferred by the hands of humans.

Traditionally, hospitals have a raised risk of infection to those whose immunity has been compromised. This is due to bacteria and viruses which are airborne remaining active through the HVAC system. This can lead to a widespread outbreak throughout the entire building.

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Carbon Filter Vs Bio-Oxygen

Carbon Filter Vs Bio-Oxygen - Which is bestCarbon Filter Vs Bio-Oxygen: lets examine how carbon filters stack up against the Bio-Oxygen process. Carbon Block Filters or Carbon Granule Filters are often used to remove Odours, Gases and Chemicals.

Carbon Blocks are shaped like a house brick and have pores like wormholes. The wormholes go from side to side through the carbon block. The carbon blocks are stacked one on top of another like a brick wall. A powerful fan either sucks or blows the polluted air through the carbon filter.

Carbon must be kept dry

The next chapter of the Carbon Filter Vs Bio-Oxygen store is about carbon itself. Carbon must be kept dry because once the pores of the carbon fill with water, they cannot hold gases as well. The pores can either hold water or gas but they cannot hold both.

For this reason, a Dehumidifier is required for a Carbon Filter installation to keep the carbon dry. The dehumidifier must have the same capacity as the ventilation fan. Without a dehumidifier, a carbon filter would be virtually useless.
 
Contact Time
As the Odours, Gases and Chemicals flow through a Carbon Granule Filter Bed, they make contact with the carbon and are absorbed into the pores of the carbon, so the theory goes. The minimum required contact time for the odours and gases to be absorbed into the carbon is 0.20 seconds, provided that the carbon is dry. If the pores of the carbon are already full of water then, the carbon can’t hold odours and gases as well.

However, the problem is that as the polluted air is blown through the carbon granule bed. In this process the air follows the path of least resistance and therefore the polluted air tends to flow along the gaps around the granules. Rather than through the pores of the carbon granules. For this reason, carbon granule filters only have a relatively low efficiency. As far as Carbon Filter Vs Bio-Oxygen goes, Bio Oxygen is coming out in front.

Temperature

Gases expand and contract depending on temperature. Therefore, the capacity of the carbon to hold gases in the pores of the carbon depends on the temperature of the exhaust gases and the environmental temperature. As the temperature goes up, the trapped gases in the pores of the carbon expand. Once expanded the gasses get squeezed out of the pores.

Some of the odours and gases that are absorbed during the night are squeezed out again during the day. The higher the temperature of the exhaust gases, the lower the absorption capacity of the carbon filter will be. With carbon filters, the temperature of the exhaust gases should be kept
(a) constant  and

(b) as low as possible. Ideally below 30 C, however, in reality this is not always possible.

Airborne Particulates block Pinholes

The pores of carbon are very easily blocked by airborne particulates and once a pore is blocked, it cannot absorb any more odours and gases. Gradually, as more and more of the pores are blocked, the odour absorption capacity of the carbon is accordingly impaired. It is only a question of time before most the pores are blocked and the odour absorption capacity of the carbon comes virtually to an end. The pores are usually blocked before the carbon has reached its maximum absorption capacity.

Bio-Oxygen Process
Thinking about the Carbon Filter Vs Bio-Oxygen argument, the Bio Oxygen process is more efficient. By comparison, the Bio-Oxygen Process injects Oxygen Clusters into the exhaust stack. The Oxygen Clusters react with the Odours, Gases and Chemicals in the exhaust duct in seconds. The higher the pressure in the exhaust duct, the faster the reaction will be.

Usually, the pressure in an exhaust duct is quite high. In a Bio- Oxygen installation, Oxygen Cluster Air is injected into the Polluted Exhaust Air. The Oxygen Cluster Pipe and the Exhaust Pipe merge into one Duct where the reaction takes place. The Bio-Oxygen Process causes a chemical reaction between the Oxygen Clusters and the odours, gases and chemicals.

The Bio-Oxygen Process works at the molecular level. Carbon Filters are a negative odour treatment because they only absorb odours and don’t actually change or do anything to the odours and chemicals themselves. The performance and efficiency of a Carbon Filter is on a declining curve whereas the Bio-Oxygen Process remains constant for the duration of the service period.

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Carbon Dioxide and The Bio -Oxygen Process

tree pure airCarbon Dioxide and The Bio -Oxygen Process. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) decays naturally at a certain rate, however, the Bio-Oxygen Process speeds up the decay of Carbon Dioxide and therefore Carbon Dioxide levels are lower in a Bio-Oxygen treated area than in a non-treated area.

Bio-Oxygen is an environmentally green process because it enhances the decay of carbon dioxide.

About Carbon Dioxide

An odourless and colourless gas, carbon dioxide is naturally occurring and vital to all life on earth. This chemical compound is comprised of a carbon atom double bonded to two oxygen atoms. It exists in the atmosphere of earth in gas form and exists naturally in hot springs, volcanoes and geysers.

Carbon dioxide is found in carbonate rocks and as they dissolve in water and acids it becomes free. Water soluble, carbon dioxide is found naturally in groundwater, ice caps, glaciers. Also found in rivers and lakes, carbon dioxide is also present in sea water.

A source of life on earth, carbon dioxide produced by every aerobic organism metabolising carbohydrate. This gas is returned to the atmosphere from water exhaled from the lungs of fish and land animals. Carbon dioxide is also produced during the organic decaying process as well as during combustion of fossil fuels, wood, natural gas and petrol.

Used widely in industry, carbon dioxide is also used in drinking water and carbonated drinks. In its solid form, carbon dioxide is known as dry ice.

Carbon Dioxide and The Bio -Oxygen Process

Since Bio-Oxygen increases the decay rate of carbon dioxide

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