Independent test consultancy Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory recently published its findings on Dometic Marine's In-duct Breathe Easy(TM) Air Purifier and confirmed the unit's ability to reduce the presence of harmful mold spores and other contaminants and odors up to 100%. Inhaled mold is acknowledged by leading experts as a key contributor to health issues such as eye and respiratory-tract irritation, sneezing and sore throats. The health risk of inhaled mold could be heightened onboard a boat as dampness is common, cabin spaces are more difficult to ventilate with fresh air, and excessive exposure to contaminants is more likely due to long periods of time spent aboard.
The In-duct Breathe Easy(TM) Air Purifier is specifically designed to work within the ducting of a yacht's air conditioning system. Operating silently, it purifies and cleanses air using Photocatalytic Nano-Mesh Technology with UV light. Each time the air circulates it is further purified.
Frank Marciano, President of Dometic Marine said, "I recently visited a 95-ft yacht built in 2004 that developed a serious mold problem that was making the crew sick. To alleviate the problem, the captain had all of the air conditioning ducts replaced and installed our In-duct Breathe Easy(TM) Air Purifiers. Within days the boat's crew could actually perceive that they were breathing cleaner air. It makes me proud to offer such an incredible solution to our customers."
Marciano continues, "I think boaters are used to dealing with some sort of odor onboard due to residual effects of the boat's high-humidity environment, especially if a boat is not used everyday and the air gets stagnant. With this revolutionary new product, people don't have to live with odors anymore. I used to have odors on my 30-ft cabin cruiser, but since I put in the Breathe Easy(TM) Air Purifier they are completely gone!"
Within the report on the Breathe Easy(TM) Air Purifier's performance, Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory confirmed an overall reduction in indoor air pollutants, with up to 100% reduction in bacteria, surface mold and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The report stated: "Our findings show that in accordance with the manufacturer's claim, this equipment/technique is effective in reducing the indoor air pollutants, both biological as well as chemical."
Owners and operators of larger vessels seeking to offer the cleanest air within cabin spaces should visit Dometic Marine's booth (2115) at IBEX to view and find out more about the new In-duct Breathe Easy(TM) Air Purifier.
About the Technology
The Photocatalytic Nano-Mesh is constructed of metalized foam. This minutely intricate structure provides 2200% more surface area for holding the molecular catalytic coating than is possible with a simple screen structure. In addition, through the science of nanotechnology, the titanium-dioxide catalyst is restructured at the molecular level to have an increased number of contact surfaces. This provides 70% more atoms on the catalytic surface for improved reactivity with contaminants.
The metalized foam structure and the catalyst's nanotechnology create maximum photocatalytic activation for more thorough purification of air. This means fresher, cleaner and healthier air onboard. The system has been proven to reduce microbiological contaminants such as bacteria, fungi, and pollen by 90% to 100% and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by 80% to 100%. VOCs emanate from materials such as carpeting, curtains, plywood and adhesives and are known to cause a variety of health problems.